Blessing of the Website

This website, online for the past two weeks, is a key path for sharing my ministry with the world. To honor and strengthen this path as I begin to journey on it, Helen and I hosted a celebration with dear friends at our house last night. The highlight was a ritual for blessing of the…

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A Gratitude Ritual for Lynda’s Birthday

Birthdays are a wonderful time to reflect on what we are grateful for in our lives, both past and present, as well as gratitude for what is to come. My friend Lynda asked me to lead a birthday gratitude ritual for her a few days ago. I began the ritual with a purification and a…

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New website up and running!

After long months of thinking, discussing, planning, writing, revising, and technical inputs, my new website is finally up and running! Many thanks to everyone who gave ideas and feedback. And special thanks to web designer Melanie Marston, of Marston Creative, for her gentle but persistent prodding, wise counsel, patience, and awesome technical skills. My intention…

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Connecting with my Spirit Mom on her birthday

Loved ones who have died are no longer with us in the flesh, but, in my experience, they haven’t really gone very far away. Rather, their spirits (or souls) continue to be with us. I have felt this to be very true with my mother, Ruth Shapiro, who died almost three years ago. Since then…

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Congregational Conversation at UU Church

This morning, I co-led the worship service at the local UU church I attend, along with UU mates Chuck and Mike. Not surprisingly, for this first service of the New Year, the theme was “Learning from the Past Year and Creating the Year Ahead.” As part of the service, I read a poem by Dag…

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