May our lives be infused by that which we love most.
May our works, words and deeds
reflect the results we desire.
an excerpt from Pulpit of Peace.
For our family, as we still having one school age child, Summertime is an especially special time of the year. We have more freedom during this season than any other to plan vacations and take spur-of-the-moment adventures and spend time together as a family, and with friends, mostly unhindered by the demands of other things. We know we are fortunate for this. It is a blessing we are grateful for every day. Our wish is that every family can experience this kind of freedom, and, when they do, to choose to take the time to deepen the bonds of love with those who matter most to them.
May we remember that we belong to each other.
And use our time in ways that show we do.
Here is a link to Maine’s League of Women Voters voting guide. It explains the new ranked choice ballot system. And it offers a concise overview of the candidates running in D & R primaries.
What a delight to discover this book of meditations/poems at a little bookstore in Greenville, Maine. <3 #UUPoets
The Sound of Silence
by Rev. Raymond John Baughan
Skies are captured
in the lake
where fish dart
in the green of trees.
The heart holds
light and darkness
in its depths,
of life and death,
knowing the wind will blow.
For more information about UU poet and minister, Rev. Raymond John Baughan, visit:
And, if you like or write poetry, please join us over at the UU Poets Society Facebook Group!:
We have a lot of mint here in addition to rhubarb and chives…friends, if you would like some, please stop by and help yourself.
While you are here, you could also take a walk through Manson Park and along the beautiful Sebasticook River.
If you would like accompaniment on your walk, or a guided meditation, please let me know in advance and we can schedule your time here. Otherwise, feel free to stop by spur-of-the-moment and whether we are here or not, friends are welcome. <3
This little pocket-size book is a collection of quotes from my sermons, musings and poems. It is an honor to be able to share Pulpit of Peace with you! It will be available worldwide next week! Special thanks to supporters and sponsors of Matrika Press.