Reflecting on Yom Kippur

By Irit Umani, Monday September 28 It is Yom Kippur day, 2020, and as I do each year, I use this sacred day to reflect and to commit. I woke up this morning and three words came to my mind. Courage, equanimity, compassion. The world is on fire. In California…

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Vocation

By Laura Hernandez Ehrisman I Go Down to the Shore I go down to the shore in the morningand depending on the hour the wavesare rolling in or moving out,and I say, oh, I am miserable,what shall—what should I do? And the sea saysin its lovely voice:Excuse me, I have…

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‘On Being’ Discussion Group

Dates: Sunday afternoons, 4-5 pm Leader: Shiloh Fallon This group will discuss the insightful and thought-provoking show On Being with Krista Tippett (link: https://onbeing.org/series/podcast/). Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and National Humanities Medalist. She interviews scientists, theologians and others from a broad scope including poets and activists. Each week’s episode offers much to think about and discuss! REGISTER…

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My Christmas Tree Skirt

By Sally Miller I inherited a Christmas tree skirt which was hand stitched by my mother in 1956.  I know because she stitched her initials and date into the skirt.  In 1956 I started kindergarten. The skirt was made of white wool felt.  My mother embroidered 7 sequined poinsettias which…

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Episode 265: The New Normal, The Next Normal: Strategies for Coping and Thriving in a Changing World with Trisha Taylor

Trisha Taylor helps leaders, congregations, and couples work toward emotional and spiritual health and maturity so that they can live with joy in loving relationships and can meet the adaptive challenges of our rapidly changing world. She is an ordained minister, counselor in private practice, author of two books and…

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Wired for Struggle

By Janet Davis “Our job is to look (at our children) and say, “You know what? You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ... Brene Brown, TED talk: the Power of Vulnerability With nearly 50 million views since 2010, Brene Brown’s message…

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