Seeking the Edges

When I was a little girl, I loved winter. My earliest childhood years were spent in Anchorage, Alaska, and I have childhood memories of snow forts, sledding, my neighbor’s pet reindeer, sled dogs, and more. I think that very early connection to a true winter wonderland is where my devotion to this season comes from….

The Practice of Hope

This sermon was offered to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick on Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 I am a late addition to the pulpit today. This service was originally going to be offered by a member of our community who is experiencing health problems and had to cancel. One of the funny things that happens…

Spring Magick: Prayers on the Wing

Here in the mid-Atlantic, the winter birdsong is giving way to spring singers. There’s a rush of excitement in the air as returning species arrive and mate-seeking and nest-building begin. Birds have been referred to as the messengers of the gods in many different cultures. This connection of our winged companions to the Divine Ones…

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…