Category: The Minister’s Mind

Minister’s Mind: Resistance

I had to laugh when I saw that the Soul Matters theme for January was resistance. So much is changing–in the world, in our lives, and at Tree of Life–and resistance is so often our response to change. It’s a good thing, I think, for … read more.

Minister’s Mind–Expectation

December is a month full of expectations. For some, those expectations are an inspiration and a joy. For others, this season includes much disappointment and sadness.  In the busy rush of the season, I often find myself remembering the words of Rev.Mark Belletini who wrote, … read more.

Minister’s Mind: Ancestry

Who are your ancestors? Who are the people who have made you who you are? Can you name your biological ancestors? Your spiritual ones?

Our theme for November is “Ancestry” and it has already stirred these questions and more in me. Thinking of my biological ancestors … read more.

The Minister’s Mind: Letting Go

This month’s “Soul Matters” theme is one that it seems like we human beings need to return to again and again. Even though we know that change is inevitable and resisting it is painful, we tend to get anxious when it’s happening to us. We’ve … read more.

Minister’s Mind: Invitation

One of the things Unitarian Universalists are most proud of is the wideness of our welcome. So many of us have felt excluded for one reason or another in our lives and, in response, have made a commitment to truly embrace the worth of every … read more.

Minister’s Mind: Stories

What does it mean to be a people of stories? It’s our stories that make us who we are and give us ways to share that with each other. A big part of Unitarian Universalism is the commitment to honor one another’s stories, especially those … read more.

Minister’s Mind–Health & Healing

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie —
True Poems flee —
 ~Emily Dickinson

July is a time that many ministers, myself included, take time to rest, restore body and soul, and reconnect with hobbies, passions, and the friends and … read more.

Minister’s Mind: Tradition

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”
~Chinese Proverb

Each generation inherits the traditions of the past and creates the traditions of the future. Sometimes we do so knowingly, sometimes we are almost unaware, thinking of these … read more.

Minister’s Mind–Revelation

For the past few days, I’ve finally begun to believe in Spring again. The snow is mostly melted, I have crocuses blooming in my yard, and the grass is beginning its shift from brown to green.  Even though this happens every year, I still find … read more.