Beauty, the saying goes, is in the eye of the beholder. But how is it that we come to recognize beauty? What qualities does it hold?
Speaker: Rev. Rod Richards
Oftentimes, it is music that most clearly marks the seasons of our lives. Songs accompany us across turning points, and sometimes music helps to create change, inspire growth, and give auditory shape to that which is difficult to articulate any other way.
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Curiosity, it is said, can be an antidote to cynicism. Rather than resting in our certainty of the worst, how can we be curious about even the most troubling things that are happening in our lives and in our world?
As we remember loved ones who have died today, we can’t help but wonder about the possibilities of what happens after death. Most of us join with Iris Dement’s sentiment: let the mystery be. However, sometimes the mystery won’t let us be.
Today, we welcome new members: a joyous celebration. But as much information as we have sought to provide, you can see the question in their eyes: what happens now?
To say that Jesus represents different things to different people…well, it’s true, but it doesn’t get us very far. If we tried fashioning all those differing perspectives into a whole, what would it look like? How do we view Jesus–and the Easter celebration–today
There are moments when the disparate pieces of our lives, almost accidentally, make sense; when chaos gives way to clarity; when things fall into place. It doesn’t last, usually…so how do we cherish those moments?
What does it mean to be wholehearted? How do we bring that quality into our lives together?
Besides being a title of a Hermann Hesse novel, it also suggests a journey toward enlightenment than many in the West have engaged by adopting religious practices from the East. Where has your own free and responsible search for truth and meaning led? What … read more.
There is never enough to go around.That is a message that is all around us. It is a fear that burns within us. It seems to be confirmed in the world. It is a “given.” How might we fashion a different expectation?