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Bravery Is Relative

We look happy. And we are. But when a friend called this morning and was like, “great photos of you and Eric this weekend!” and all I could think was, you have no idea what shit-show this week has been for me.

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Sermon: Love This Way

Scripture: Deuteronomy 6.1-9 and Leviticus 19.18″ Jacqui Lewis

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Epiphany in a Box

Years ago, my dear wife, Roberta Maran, came up with an idea at Christmas that enchanted me.  “In addition to other presents, let’s give people Christmas boxes that have nothing inside of them – except messages that are deep and pithy!”

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The Science of Compassion

Now available on-demand

The Science of Compassion course is intended to present a broad overview of research into a relatively new branch of neuroscience. Compassion can and must be learned.

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Transforming Christmas into Thanksgiving

Why not at least integrate working on gratitude as our routine attitude during “the season” this and each year —and continue our practice into each new day of the fresh year?

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Advent: Silently Embodying the Dark While We Wait

Advent holds such a sacred space – the story and formation of the womb is tucked into our souls. Advent is most often thought of as an individual journey, even though we may celebrate together.

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Happiness via Compassion and Connectedness

Watch Rev. Mark Sandlin, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant on his November 13, 2022, sermon on Happiness via Compassion and Connectedness.

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Disappointment

  Kim, who bakes the artisanal matzah I annually send to friends throughout the US, tested COVID positive in the weeks before Passover, when production usually starts. “Brian,” she said on the phone, “I can’t make the …

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Jesus Learns to Glow

This illustrated children’s book is for all those who love creatures that glow, with multiple ones encountered along the journey. Inclusive for both religious and nonreligious audiences, readers will be reinspired to let your light shine!

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The Little Church That Turned the Tables on DeSantis and Abbott

  A little Episcopal church on Martha’s Vineyard flipped the anti-immigrant scripts of Governor Abbott and Governor DeSantis by embracing, with open doors and hearts, a group of migrants flown there from Texas and Florida. Such flights …

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Divine Sparks

Interfaith Wisdom for a Postmodern World

Divine Sparks presents practical and inspiring wisdom from the world’s great religious traditions for men and women of all faiths—or none.

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A Brown Girl’s Epiphany

Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power

With the powerful voice of a woman, pastor, mother, and advocate, Rev. Aurelia Dávila Pratt gives us the compassionate nudge and tools we need to access our inner authority.

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Learning Kindness

With a hand jive.

Dear reader, let me ask you, where are you on a scale of one to five in accepting other people’s love?

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A blessing for a pastor’s heart

But not in that passive-aggressive "well, bless their heart" kind of way.

We had our Synod Assembly yearly meeting with the bishop of all clergy and lay leaders and I am aware of how exhausted the clergy are right now. (And I am sure… all other helping professions.) So here is a blessing for my colleagues.

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Three – Book Version

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

This is the third and final year of A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum. Year 3 is designed for ages nine through twelve. The Year 3 theme is All Life is Sacred. 

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Three – PDF Version

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

Spiritual Curriculum for Young Hearts and Minds

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A Joyful Path, Children’s Curriculum Year Two – DVD Version

Are you searching for a way to connect children with an authentic spiritual experience that is inter-spiritual, creative and multi-layered?  “A Joyful Path” is truly progressive Christian curriculum that is inclusive, joy-full, compassionate, and intelligent.

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Three – DVD Version

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

Spiritual Curriculum for Young Hearts and Minds

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