Posts Tagged: Julia

Into the Unknown

Sunday, May 29, 2016 “Into the Unknown” Rev. Julia Hamilton One of the things that I love about religious life is the celebration of milestones, markers in the cycle of being. Births, deaths, marriages, separations, the transitions between childhood and adulthood. Today is just such a celebration, just such a marker, in our lives. You… Read more »

Beyond Tolerance

Sunday, May 22, 2016 Beyond Tolerance Rev. Julia Hamilton The Dalai Lama once famously said, “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” Far be it from me to disagree with his holiness the Dalai Lama, for whom I have a great deal of respect, but I think I am going to have to… Read more »

The Choice to Create

Sunday, February 28, 2016 The Choice to Create Rev. Julia Hamilton One of my first Unitarian Universalist heroes was a young woman named Kara Morgan. Kara was a member of my hometown UU church in New Orleans and she was just a few years older than me, but by the time she was in 8th… Read more »

Strange Jewels

Sunday, February 7, 2016 Strange Jewels Rev. Julia Hamilton Elizabeth Gilbert, from her book, Big Magic: “This, I believe, is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you? Look, I don’t know what’s hidden within you. You yourself may… Read more »

The Thick Self

Sunday, January 31, 2016 The Thick Self Rev. Julia Hamilton One of the things I will miss in the digital age, when books are all online and paper is a thing of the past, one of the things I will miss is the writing of notes in the margins of a book. Don’t get me wrong… Read more »

The Politics of Memory

Sunday, January 17, 2016 The Politics of Memory Rev. Julia Hamilton This week and weekend we will, as a nation, spend some time remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His famous quotes will be quoted and his legacy analyzed and the Dr. King that we see and hear about may or may not… Read more »

The Harley Effect

Sunday, January 10, 2016 The Harley Effect Rev. Julia Hamilton We’ve been thinking about sound a lot here lately. I’ve heard discussion of the need for a new sound system since I arrived several years ago, but I hadn’t really given much thought to the specifics of it until a few months ago, when we… Read more »

Not-So-Secret Agents

Sunday, November 22, 2015 Not-So-Secret Agents Rev. Julia Hamilton Not long ago, I was asked the question, “Julia, who would you be, if you were fearless?” It was right here, standing on this chancel, being Installed as your Lead Minister. My colleague turned to me and said, “who would you be, if you were fearless?”… Read more »

Some People Say

Sunday, November 15, 2015 Some People Say Rev. Julia Hamilton The Space Within by Lao Tsu, from the Tao te Ching: Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for… Read more »

Through an Ancient Gate

Sunday, November 1, 2015 Through an Ancient Gate Rev. Julia Hamilton There is a greeting I heard earlier this month: “The skeleton in me greets the skeleton in you.” This meditation reminded me of it. Not too long ago, a colleague invited me to something called a Death Café. I was intrigued. Some of you… Read more »