Monthly Archives: February 2012

I’m outta the closet

For leap year, the local newspaper (York , PA’s York Daily Record) asked its readers to tell them about a time when they took a leap of faith. Readers’ 100-word stories of their leaps of faith were published in today’s paper. … Continue reading

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How would you answer the 6-year-old’s question?

No matter how sunny the day is outside, it’s dreary down here where a baker’s dozen of us first graders squirms in ladder-backed wooden chairs, arranged in an oval configuration.  The church basement room is like a cave. The linoleum … Continue reading

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Rev. 1

The “Rev. 1″ title refers not to Revelations, but to the fact that this is the first revision of a prayer I’m writing for myself. Here’s what I got so far, (with thanks to Susan): “Dear God, Please direct my … Continue reading

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rough draft

Early in the morning, as I lie in bed, my mind squirrel-fully skittering ahead to what I want to do that day, I tell it to STOP. I pray. It goes something like this: “God, please direct my feet. Please, … Continue reading

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Psst! Gotta light?

Buddha said, “Be ye lamps unto yourselves. Rely on yourselves, and do not rely on external help. Hold fast to the truth as a lamp. Seek salvation alone in the truth. Look not for assistance to any one besides yourselves. (http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/btg/btg94.htm) … Continue reading

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It’s just a little lie

“The end justifies the means.” In other words, it’s OK to do something bad if the outcome is good. Dr. David Jeremiah. (www.davidjeremiah.org) writes that a Godly end (outcome) will not justify ungodly means (behavior). For example, stealing isn’t justified even … Continue reading

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Is Anger a Sin?

God made us in His own image. God gets angry. We get angry. Is it possible we’re hardwired with anger for a reason? Anger is an alarm that a boundary has been crossed, an expectation unfulfilled, a vulnerability exposed, a sin … Continue reading

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Unitarian Universalists violate own principles

I have attended Universal Unitarian Sunday meetings in Maryland, Pennsylvania (Carlisle and York), and Australia. I enjoyed the talk every time I visited. The reason I was able to enjoy my pre-crossed the line time at the various UU’s is … Continue reading

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Which reminds me of a joke

“16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all … Continue reading

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The “Just do it!” Challenge

Our facilitator at Journey with Jesus classes threw down a challenge. She said, “Be observant. If you see something that needs to be done. Just do it.” She’s a hairdresser. If she sees that another hairdresser’s floor area needs to be swept. She sweeps … Continue reading

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