Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director 11-20-19

As I quickly sink into the depths of the holiday season and become abundantly…distracted, I turn to some of my most-loved inspirational sources of wisdom to keep me on track. adrienne marie brown is one of those sources for me. On Monday night, I gathered together with other UUCL board members to sort through the … Continued

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director- 11-13-19

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” –Shel Silverstein This week, my seminary reading has directed me towards thinking about hope- having an abundance of hope to hold … Continued

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director- November 6, 2019

What is a “theology of life”? That is the question that I must answer for my seminary homework this week. Furthermore, we are to put it in the context of how it relates to the ways in which we analyze society and promote social change. My interpretation of a “theology of life” is similar to … Continued

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director – October 30, 2019

Abundance is rooted in community, not individualism. Abundance is what is before our eyes, but we cannot see when we are blinded by greed. –Terry Tempest Williams I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the message that Professor Howard Kerner delivered to us last Sunday. When he mentioned opening ourselves up to others as … Continued

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director – October 23, 2019

I’m thinking about our values of love, connection, and transformation this week ahead of our missioning workshop. How do we connect these values to our theologies? How will we align our theologies, values, and mission statement? Let me offer you two theological perspectives that I’ve been pondering recently. First, we create God (the holy, the … Continued