Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director- 1-15-20

Generosity: Paying Attention Proverbs 11:24-25 (ESV) 24 One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. 25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. What does it mean to give and grow richer? To bless and be enriched? To … Continued

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director 1-1-20

Happy New Year! And I sincerely do hope that it is a year full of love and joy for all of us- individually and collectively. We have achieved great things at UUCL this year because we have expressed our values of love, connection, and transformation through our generosity of time, talent, and treasure. And, because … Continued

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director

Holiday Reflection Hope. Peace. Joy. Love. These are the four themes for Advent Sundays and have been the focus of each worship service as we’ve traveled down this December pathway to the light. They are also critical values for a religious/spiritual community to uphold throughout the year. But they are abstract nouns and sometimes I … Continued

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director- 12-11-19

This last Sunday, we held our first meeting for the UUA’s “Conversations for Liberation”. I am so thankful for Helen, who serves as our UUCL Board Chair, for hosting this conversation. I am also grateful to the folks who attended and their willingness to step into this hard work, even if they felt confused about … Continued

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director 12-4-19

How’s it going? It’s a seemingly simple question, one in which we ask each other on Sunday mornings. But, as inconsequential as this question may seem, our answers to it have huge consequences. (watch this 11 minute TEDx talk on youtube for more about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OBeysx55VE) I’ve been reflecting on this past Sunday. I came … Continued