Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director 10-20-21

I’m taking a break from my usual ponderings this week to do some long term visioning for worship and programming. Although this will involve a couple days of independent and focused creative work, ultimately it will be a team effort. Not just the Worship Team, but the entire congregation! In the very near future, I … Continued

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director 10-13-21

Please join me in acknowledging and honoring the Indigenous communities who lived with and cared for this land. May we all remember that this land we live on was the Indigenous homelands of the Seminole, Miccosukee, and Tocobaga people as well as their ancestors going back over 10,000 years. Let us acknowledge the painful history … Continued

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director 10-6-21

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. — Kurt Vonnegut I think of loneliness in terms of disconnection with oneself, with others, and with the divine (whatever that may be … Continued

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director 9-29-21

“Selves are not only ‘networked’, that is, in social networks, but are themselves networks. By embracing the complexity and fluidity of selves, we come to a better understanding of who we are and how to live well with ourselves and with one another…” –”You are a network”, Kathleen Wallace, Professor of Philosophy You are complex. … Continued

Ponderings of our Spiritual Life Director 9-22-2021

Greetings on this day of the Autumn Equinox! In pagan traditions, this is often a good day to pause and reflect, taking notice of the temporariness of life, acknowledging that neither the light nor the dark reigns over the other for long, and that no season of our lives lasts forever. This is a time … Continued