Pastoral Care

PRAYER

As a Unitarian Universalist who leans toward Humanism, Atheism and Agnosticism, I find myself at odds sometimes with the concept and meaning of Prayer. I am also a recovered Alcoholic, active in a 12-step program that includes prayer and meditation as the 11th step. I frequently find myself engaged in conversation with others about prayer,… Read more »

I wonder…….?

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. e. e. cummings How can wondering be risky? I think it’s because I might find out that I just don’t know something or maybe I’m wrong. Maybe I’ve been making assumptions, passing judgment on others,… Read more »

Belonging

  As I think about the word “belonging” and its meaning, I find my thoughts bouncing all over the place – like a pin-ball machine. Where do I belong, what do I belong to?  Brene Brown, American Scholar, author and public speaker says this: “A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need… Read more »

Love

    LOVE “What’s Love Got to do With It…..?” “You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. “ Henry Drummond There was a time in my life when I didn’t love… Read more »