Topic: Personal Growth

I’ll Meet You There

Can you still hear the song? The one sung for you
when you were born…

Listen carefully … Can you hear it still? A song of possibility.

We’ll listen for the music but also the words of Rumi as we celebrate Rumi’s … read more.

Unless We Go Forth

We’ve been rattled. We’ve been shaken. And if its a word, we’ve been pandemicked. It is hard to tell where we are. As we journey forth, we take time to look at the lessons of Yom Kippur. Not just lessons of forgiveness for others, but … read more.

Who Tells Our Story?

In the musical Hamilton, George Washington advises Hamilton that while he can dream of great things while fighting for a better world, he must remember that history has its eyes on him.  He also says that we have no control over who lives, who dies, … read more.

What is Beautiful?

Life is hard.  Pandemic. Shootings.  Racism.  The list goes on.  Even so, life can be wonderful, beautiful even.  It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  If that is so, who is the beholder?  Is it us?  Maybe.  If not, … read more.

The Other Side of the Stone

What does it mean to emerge, to come back to life?  The parallels of the Easter story and the dismanteling of pandemic restrictions are rich in symbolism, but how does the religious message relate to the practical?  And what is left hidden behind the stone … read more.

The Trauma of a Year in Pandemic

The highs, lows, and forever-ness of a year in pandemic mode. We’ve all been affected. We’ve all had trauma. We’ve all had moments of exhaustion, exasperation, and despair. We also have shown grit and determination in supporting each other and our church. There has also … read more.

At Home in a Wobbly World

With changes accelerating around us, how do we decide what’s worth hanging onto? Which ideas, habits, places, and relationships provide the stability we need in order to adapt and thrive? Isabel reflects on commitment as she makes a home in central Ohio and Unitarian Universalism … read more.

Seeds of March

The snow is melting, the ice is gone, can the daffodils be far behind? On this cusp of spring, what seeds will we plant? How soft does the ground have to be?

As the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland points out, “If you … read more.