If we say we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, that means even those whose political ideas may seem way different from our own. There is a new President in the White House. Our country seems more divided than ever before. How do we open with compassion to those we struggle […]

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Understanding White Privilege

Race has been a major issue this last year, rearing it’s head with the unfinished business of the Civil Rights Movement of the past.  Our own UU denomination is embracing the Black Lives Matter Movement nationally.  Yet, here in northeast Wisconsin we struggle to understand the meaning behind this unrest.  I felt that I needed […]

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As a hospice chaplain, I see families struggle with making decisions for their loved ones at end of life because no one has made any plans; no one has had a conversation about this important and vital topic. Please join me as we explore why talking about dying with our loved ones is so difficult […]

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Bringing Shame Out Into the Light

Shame can often mold and shape us.  If can make us believe things that are not true about ourselves.  If we keep our shame hidden and in the dark it will always have power over us.  But what if we dragged our shame out into the light?  What if we chose not to let it […]

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Rethinking Prayer

As Unitarians we are often uncomfortable with prayer. Who are we praying to?  What are these prayers really for? To avoid any discomfort with these questions we turn to silent prayer or meditation.  For me, this has always felt like a gaping hole in our services, instead of joining together we turn separately inward. Using Anne Lamont’s […]

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