So -- what is it that you want from spiritual community?

I stole this idea from RevGalBlogPals. I confess! Whew, that's over. Now, on to the idea. (Lure: There is a prize at the end to watch. ) If you could name 5 characteristics for your ideal place of worship, a place you would want to come to often and be in community with people, what would those 5 characteristics, be? The ideal church - temple - shrine - synagogue - spiritual meeting place. What would be the main 5 features that would matter most to you? ...more

I would have sworn that was a UU community until I saw the front of the church!  I think out ...more

I Contradict Myself...I Contain Multitudes

No, the title of this post does not come from the DSM-IV! Walt Whitman's Song of Myself came to mind as I began to construct this piece after reading chapter seven of Stephen Cope's The Wisdom of Yoga: ...more

A 101 For Change

  When I was on my group spree I stumbled across the 101 in 1001 group.  The idea truly inspired me.  I've noticed that when I make a commitment and monitor how much time I spend on something great things happen!  So this seemed like a great thing to try.  And after 3 days or so I finally finished my 101 List.  Hope mine inspires you.   God before all things.... ...more

Memories of Max Bond, the Real "Master Builder"

Architect J. Max Bond, Jr. who died a few months ago at 73, led a life of intelligence and fortitude in the face of ignorance and resistance, while always doing his best work. ...more

US Episcopal Church Convention affirms gay clergy/bishops and does not reject same sex unions

In the past week, the Episcopalian Church in the USA took major steps at their Convention to move forward and affirm the development of liturgical material for same sex unions, and instructed local bishops to make their own decisions as they "determine what such a generous pastoral response might mean in her or his diocesan context" re performing same sex unions. Further they stated "that God has called and may call" gay and lesbian people "to any ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church." Some History ...more

Yes, ordination is OKd by the diocese and done by the bishop...IF the bishop agrees to the ...more

New Moon in Cancer (Again!) Artist Feature

New Moon in Cancer (Again!) Artist Feature ...more

Perfection is Impossible but Fun is...FUN!

Every generation of humans who has ever lived thinks they Know Things For Sure, and they make Big Decisions, Life & Death Decisions, based on these Things They Know For Sure. And then later, when they are part of history, successive generations inevitably laugh at them. ...more

Breakfast at St. John the Divine

What: Serving breakfast to homeless and hungry ...more

Want more love in your family?

I went to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. And it got me thinking about love. ...more

What's right and wrong with science

What's right and wrong with science? Sorry, I missed Wordless Wednesday this week, especially announcing my "comeback". You see, I was in Chicago for the holiday, working on one super-fantastic post - a reflective piece about outdoor education, outreach, and my work experiences with the summer camp - complete with cool pictures, when my hard drive crashed...Yes. It just crashed. ...more