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TRUE BLUE

I looked up the origin of the phrase “true blue.”  Some say it refers to the endless blue sky above us, the blue yonder.  Others suggest that it might have had something to do with the purity of noble lineage,…

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50 SHADES OF GRAVY

During last Sunday’s service I was leading a meditation, inviting myself and everyone to give ourselves a breather from all of our relentless striving & fixing, from all the hard work of crafting our lives and changing the world —…

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TOUCH OF COUNTRY

I’ve had a delightful week in the Carolina mountains.  This is Travis’s neck of the woods, so it’s been an immersive experience through the roots and branches of my husband’s youth and young adulthood.  We’ve been spending time with his…

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RIDING THE CAT

I had a dream last week in which I was on a horse, an imposing beast of great strength and rippling muscles.  I don’t remember where I was going, but it was important for me to get there as fast…

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WITH ALL MY HEART

Human desire kinda gets a bum rap.  We tend to tangle it up in either greedy materialism or shameful lust. When desire invokes a sexy appeal, too often it’s saddled with a licentiousness that makes it seem selfish or naughty,…

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VAL & FLO SAID

I don’t usually do “cutesy” talks. I mean, clever, absolutely.  Maybe occasionally a bit whimsical.  I like a good pun as much as the next person, and I LOVE a bad pun.   I’ll shamelessly sling ridiculous jokes.  And I think…

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