Inside the Chrysalis

Inside the Chrysalis

“If you want a butterfly world, don’t step on the caterpillar…” ~Elisabet Sahtouris In grade school, I learned that before a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, it becomes a chrysalis. This was presented as a dry fact. An answer for some future test. A dust mote of...
Creating Community Because We Have To

Creating Community Because We Have To

A year ago I participated in a “collaboratory” hosted by UU Ministry for Earth. People from various locations within Unitarian Universalism gathered to consider ways to increase awareness and action around issues of environmental/climate/ecological justice within...

Practicing Congregations

I walked into the room just as the speaker was saying  something about “practicing congregations” as the future of 21st century religious community. I quickly took a seat. Robert Wuthnow, a sociologist of religion, hooked me when he went on to say people...
Truth-calling

Truth-calling

It’s been a doozy of a week. I’ve stumbled into, tripped over, and (re)heard some truths about myself. Isn’t it true that when the learning comes, it pours? I’ve been trying to take it all in (really in), especially the “feedback” from others, because it’s all true....