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May 04, 2017
The National Day of . . . Counter-Narratives #NationalDayofReason
Dominant narratives. They dominate. They tell a story that most people in a group want...
April 04, 2017
In the Name of Love
There has been a lot to process in the Unitarian Universalist world over the past...
March 14, 2017
Shine on! Faithful living in a breakable world
I spend a lot my time and life energy organizing with the New Orleans community...
October 25, 2016
how we spend our lives…
Back before we became adult adults, my younger sister and I would call each other...
October 18, 2016
Public Service Reminder
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” - Annie...
September 27, 2016
How Can You Say You Love Me?
The Rabbi Jeffrey Summit [of Tufts Hillel] tells a Hasidic story of the rabbi who...
September 22, 2016
Hand Me A Pickaxe, Please! I Need Hope!
I’ve been thinking lately about despair and hope, especially for people like me who live...
September 20, 2016
Dear Friends, Happy Autumn! On day one of my summer break a dear friend recommended...
August 04, 2016
As the number of the post-religious skyrockets in the United States, the “mindfulness” train is...
July 21, 2016
When Hope Seems Silly
The life that no longer trusts another human being and no longer forms ties to...
July 07, 2016
They Ain’t Heavy: UU Pluralism and Its Discontents
One of the most serious issues for a tradition such as Unitarian Universalism that has...
June 28, 2016
You should start a meme, they said…
June 16, 2016
Swing Vote in the Bitter Election: Reflections on Orlando
The recent massacre in the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida is unfortunately an example...
May 18, 2016
Explicitly Black UU Healing Spaces: Spiritual Compassion Practice at GA 2016
[A note of gratitude and a heart full of appreciation to the Rev. Carlton Elliot...
May 05, 2016
#Mindfulness and the View We Take of Things
One on Every Corner There’s a lot of talk about spiritual practice these days. “Mindfulness”...
April 21, 2016
So You Want a #Spiritual Experience? #SBNR
GET YOUR AWE ON Which religion offers the best chance at a spiritual experience? Thirty-nine...
April 12, 2016
A spiritual responsibility for a moral tomorrow
In case the not so subtle nuances and coded language around race and class that are...
April 05, 2016
Letter to the Editor
Louisiana is the most incarcerated place in the world. Let's truly sit with that for...
March 22, 2016
Holy Work in this Holy Week
As the Christian world grieves and celebrates the Passion of Christ during this Holy Week,...
February 16, 2016
The heartwork of coming alive
“Under all the harsh noise of the world coming in on us, this is how...
February 11, 2016
Emily Dickinson wrote, Of Course I prayed And did God Care? He cared as much...
December 29, 2015
Instructions for the New Year
Beloveds, as we prepare for the new year, I invite you to take a deep...
November 24, 2015
“The one most frequently repeated command in the Bible is not “love your neighbor,” but...
November 10, 2015
People Who Have Come ALIVE!
What makes you come alive my friend? This week I grateful to bear witness to...
October 29, 2015
Words, Words, and the Word Was With . . .
In his play Hamlet, Shakespeare has the character Polonius ask Hamlet, “What do you read,...
October 21, 2015
Things that get in the way
I often tell the story of the time my Chaplain Supervisor told me, “Deanna, I...
September 01, 2015
And Still We Rise
The poet Mark Nepo writes that when “we find ourselves in an emergency at night,...
August 25, 2015
As we re-member, a love note to NOLA and to life
This is a love note to my people, to friends and family and strangers who...
August 18, 2015
In times of grief and struggle, remember, friends
July 28, 2015
BLACK LIVES MATTER
“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the 2015 General Assembly recognizes that the fight for civil...
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