In the struggle to find strength and sustenance in both community and solitude, Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote: “The solution for me, surely, is neither in total renunciation of the world, nor in total acceptance of it. I must find a balance somewhere, or an alternating … read more.
Rev. Dr. Jane E. Mauldin NSUUS Consulting Minister
How are the Christmas carols sounding to you, this year? Irrelevant? Or hopeful? This is a season of complicated feelings and events for many of us. How can we authentically seize and celebrate joy, both this season, and into the new year?
The poet Rilke has written:
“O tell us, poet, what you do? – I praise.
But those dark, deadly, devastating ways,
how do you bear them, suffer them – I praise.
And then the Nameless, beyond guess or gaze,
how can you call it, conjure … read more.
Perhaps in your hurricane box are not only documents and diplomas, but also a few sacred things that carry deep meaning for you. Our sacred things may be photos, or shells, or spiritual objects, or even works of art, yet despite their differences, all … read more.
Whadya mean “love?” Who do you think I am, John Lennon? What does this motley, confused, yet defiantly courageous band of free thinkers in the woods of Lacombe have to do with love in this age of despair? Rev.Dr. Jane Mauldin will attempt to address … read more.
Water sometimes brings us beauty and healing grace. However as we have seen this past week, water can also be a destructive force in our lives, beyond imagining. This Sunday we come together for our annual in-gathering “Water Ceremony” to reflect on the power … read more.
It’s an old Hasidic curse – or maybe an old Chinese curse. What does our Unitarian Universalism ask us to believe, say, and do – individually and as a community of faith – in response to the times we are living in, this summer? We … read more.
Tom Robbins has written: “Louisiana in September was like an obscene phone call from nature. The air – moist, sultry, secretive, and far from fresh – felt as if it were being exhaled into one’s face.” Louisiana summers – September, August, and July – are … read more.
Each of us has gifts and wounds from those who fathered us. Sometimes our fathers were biological dads; other fathers have been those who cared for us, nurtured us, and taught us at various times in our lives. Real fathering is a … read more.
In our on-going endeavor to better understand the culture of white supremacy in which we live, Rev. Jane Mauldin will attempt to further “peel the onion” of our awareness with stories, questions, music, and perhaps a cabbage.