On Anxiety ~ The Rustling of the Grasses

This sermon was for the September 13th streaming service for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. I like to remind myself that I would have lived.  That several thousand years ago, I would have known that sometimes when the grasses rustle, it’s because there’s an apex predator behind them feeling a bit peckish.  I would…

Sermon: The Unquiet Forest

This sermon was for the July 19th, 2020, service for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick.  Text below. I can always tell when a writer doesn’t actually spend much time outside.  I’ve read so many stories where the forest is described as quiet.  Even in the middle of winter, quiet is not a thing that…

The Rise of Lydia

What is a witch? The question has ten thousand answers, of course.  A spiritworker, a healer, a magick-weaver, a wise one.  And?  What else?  Think back – what did that word mean before you knew about the light it contained? An inconvenient woman. A troublesome, sometimes frightening lady possessed of powers who makes the tightly-corseted…