Text of a reflection/mini-sermon I gave as part of the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church Service of Gratitude on 11/25/18.
When introducing a figure like Coyote Carlos, it’s easier to start by listing off the things I don’t know about him. He’s a mysterious character, to say the lease. I don’t know how old he is (he’s given me age ranges from 21 to 876 at different times). I don’t really know where he comes fromContinue reading “Introducing Coyote Carlos’ Almanac”
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For all our loves and kinsfolk, living and even dead, for all the different things that comprise the measures we use in the accounting of this thing we call our life, we give thanks. For all new life, new people, new vigor that has come to us this year, we give our thanks. For allContinue reading “A simple prayer of thanks”
I have a cold and cynical side, and I have a depressed and defeated side. Often, as is true of late, I experience both in tandem. Gratitude and thanksgiving are very important things to which one must give oneself over, and I suppose you could say the season for such things comes at a veryContinue reading “Intro to giving thanks – some basic guidelines”
When you really start closely following the phases of the year, especially when relentlessly broken down into six-week segments, time really starts to speed up. It’s sort of the opposite of what you’d think – a watched pot never boils, and all that. You’d think constantly watching the progression of the natural seasons of lifeContinue reading “It’s like time, man – trying to make sense of what’s left”
As we start our week, a blessing: Here, this morning, in the midst of All There Is, Here, we pause to ponder. This week, we shall give our thanks – And may we do so with sincerity and the force of the fullness of our hearts. Not only do we owe it, but we needContinue reading “Blessing for Monday Morning: Let’s Make it Good”