Author Archives: bobjanisdillon

About bobjanisdillon

Unitarian Universalist minister, poet, husband, father, three-chord guitar wonder.

The Baal Shem Tov

The Baal Shem Tov One might, in turn, believe and not believe in reincarnation, in order to say, “next life, I’d do it happier,” and then embrace this one.

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Lord’s Prayer

Lord’s Prayer Boss, we’ve still got that deal. (right?) Give me bread Give me life even when I don’t deserve life in Your eyes. I’ll give life to those who don’t deserve life in my eyes. I’ll make You holy. … Continue reading

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What Keeps Time?

What keeps time? Heartbeats steps a circle, pulled through its circumference a jar, beneath some papers, in a cupboard a tick a dinosaur, reshaped and reappraised rings on a tree waves, microwaves, and train goodbyes the folded hands of a … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing for today

May God’s home be in the arms of the homeless and the refugee, may God’s ceremony be justice, may God’s tribute be surrender. May God’s righteousness be the poor, confirmed, and may God’s river be the very stream where she … Continue reading

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The Diner

The night before I got married, there was a diner. It was across the street from the motel where we were staying – where I was staying, and my friends, and a few various of my family, and the night … Continue reading

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Great Story Prayer

Eternal spirit of life and love, o God, We come together in your presence today, Grateful to be a part of the great story. What a magnificent story it is! From the whirling of the stars, To the evolution of … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: the self

May your find yourself so often and in so many marvellous guises that the I is the aperture to all things

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