Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sermon: “Ghosts”

Thanks to Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalist Community for hosting me. Here’s the text of the sermon: It was after the waves of pirates and princesses, after the ninjas wearing bathrobes and plastic swords, after the cute little pumpkin being pushed … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: Halloween edition

There may come a time in life’s journey when thine own self rings as hollow and false as an old fool in an usurper’s court. Fear not. Well, OK, fear a little, but wonder, too. Pick up your plastic pumpkin … Continue reading

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Halloween story/sermon – audio & text

I love preaching about Halloween, this time of transformation, wonder, and possibility. This is a version of a sermon I recently preached at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. All the characters are fictional and any resemblance to people living or … Continue reading

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“The Red Leaf” (video)

This is a video of yesterday’s poem, “The Red Leaf”, starring the very leaf that inspired it.

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The Red Leaf

A boy cradles a leaf in the palm of his hand. It’s a red leaf, found on a hillside among its colleagues, the already fading output of growing life, now brought to wondrous reverence as the beauty upon which the … Continue reading

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Your Monday blessing: ‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season Autumn’s ancient days are freshly here – The fall of man’s ambition, bringing grace. Angelic ghosts and costumed babes endear The infant twinklings ‘neath the moon’s new face. Delicious dark, your mystery unbound Brings freedom to the … Continue reading

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Chalice Lighting: Dry Kindling

Before your heart catches fire, it can feel like dry kindling. Brittle and prone to breaking, the green long gone, dying or dead, and far removed from the tree of life. But all it takes is a spark A little … Continue reading

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