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December Reverence Road

by UUCC

“It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in […]

Reverence Road

by UUCC

The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and […]

Reverence Road, April 2016

by UUCC

This month, I head to the renowned Middle Project/Revolutionary Love anti-racism conference 2016. This year, the conference notes declare: “Our nation is in a crisis. Though there is only one race — the human race — racism is a construct with lethal consequences. People die while in its custody. Racism has annihilated the souls of citizens and […]

Reverence Road, March 2016

by UUCC

I am going to notice the lights of the earth, the sun and the moon and the stars, the lights of our candles as we march, the lights with which spring teases us, the light that is already present. — Anne Lamott Growing up, March was always the turn of the season – daffodils would begin […]

Reverence Road January 2016

by UUCC

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I love fresh starts, and so I am a big fan of a new year. Not so much for the “resolutions” process, but just as a reminder of how much lies within our grasp, how true […]

Reverence Road December 2015

by UUCC

The end is nigh. That’s the theme for this month. It’s a little different than the December focus in other years. Most often, as a religious leader, I spend time walking us through the rich pageantry of the world’s darkness and light celebrations and observations. This year, though, I feel it’s worth reflecting on the […]

Reverence Road November 2015

by UUCC

Sexuality is one of the ways that we become enlightened, actually, because it leads us to self-knowledge. Alice Walker In November, our theme is Self, Sexuality, and UU. As people of faith, it’s essential that we have an integrated approach to our lives – one that incorporates our bodies, health, and sexuality into our faith. […]

Reverence Road October 2015

by UUCC

Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good. Lucy Larcom Our theme for October is “We Can Do Hard Things.” As a parent, I […]

Reverence Road September 2015

by UUCC

Big, wonderful Wyoming. Where the great plains meet the Rocky Mountains – a land of profound national treasure, rich in natural resources that both enrich and endanger the state. There is a wideness, too, in the people of Wyoming. It usually comes gets expressed with a kind-hearted willingness to lend a hand. When Rob, Ani […]

Reverence Road August 2015

by UUCC

Summer in Cheyenne has been unusually beautiful this year. The generous rain has turned everything almost as green as the landscape that surrounded me when I lived in Wales. It’s been a hard year in many other parts of the country, but this is one year we’ve been especially fortunate here in Wyoming. Ministry has […]