“You will Always and All Ways be welcome to those whom you Belong to.”
We are delighted to explore this book by Cathie Stivers: Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New. Be sure to get your copy now and Join us in May for our book discussion group!
The video link below is a message featuring the Author talking about how this book came into being, and how we can apply the wisdom in our lives:
Note: Cathie is a member of UUSCM !!
Join Twinkle on Moosehead Lake this Summer! Visit our retreat website and contact Twinkle to create a retreat customized to meet your group’s needs!
Today is a day to dance on Lancey Street. The snow is falling. The kids are home from school. It’s warm inside. Sound tracks are rolling as we revisit some of our favorite dance tunes:
Great article by Arthur C. Brooks on how to have compassionate communication with and about those we disagree with in politics, spirituality, philosophy and more. He sites that The problem in America today is not incivility or intolerance, rather, it is “motive attribution asymmetry” which breeds contempt.
“What we need is not to disagree less, but to disagree better. And that starts when you turn away the rhetorical dope peddlers — the powerful people on your own side who are profiting from the culture of contempt. As satisfying as it can feel to hear that your foes are irredeemable, stupid and deviant, remember: When you find yourself hating something, someone is making money or winning elections or getting more famous and powerful. Unless a leader is actually teaching you something you didn’t know or expanding your worldview and moral outlook, you are being used.”
April’s book selection is The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue by Barbara Samuel. Enchanting and evocative, this book selection suggested by beloved friend (and librarian) Lara Berry, reminds us about the importance of creating community and building relationships that transcend our circumstances.
“I embrace my desire to feel inspired, to witness the beauty, to bathe in the fountain, to swing on the spiral of our divinity, and still be human.”
This is one of the inscriptions on Brandon’s plaque (abridged lyrics from Tool’s Lateralus). Fourteen years ago today he left Earth. His memory ever serves as reminder of how to “live like you are dying” – because, anyway you look at it, we all are.
#BrandonSouthward #ItsAllGood #NSBLife #WeCalledHimSouth
UU minister and former UUA president, Peter Morales announced today that he started a new blog. He says his blog is about big historic and cultural trends that affect each of us. One of his first entries is about Loneliness and our human need for connection and for community.
It’s official – “Twinkle’s Place” is an approved UUA Related Organization for Congregational Life!! As an interfaith minister my path has not been conventional, but it has been deeply blessed. I am grateful to be welcomed into our UU faith community and have my unique ministries be given a place of belonging. Join us in Pittsfield and on Moosehead Lake!!