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R.E. NOTES – March 24, 2015

Dear Old Ship, As I hustle hustle hustle to raise funds (Faithify, concert, flowers, potatoes, etc.) and get a group of 10 teens and 8 adults to Appalachia (our THIRD big service/learning trip) while doing all the regular Sunday stuff … Continue reading

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We’ve been having technical difficulties… It seems things work differently down here in the mountains and hollers, signals and power-wise…

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So, it turns out that Williamson is in Kentucky… and West Virginia… and Kentucky again…

 

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Here in Williamson, West Virgina… (note to self: it’s further than we thought)

 

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Day one… It was long… and fun… and companionable… and silly… and long… and we’ve arrived safely and happily at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Almost heaven… We’re on our way!

We’re on our way… Tomorrow morning at 5:30… I’m hoping we have this song memorized by the time we get back.

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The Age of Reason by Mary Jo Salter

“When can we have cake?” she wants to know. And patiently we explain: when dinner’s finished. Someone wants seconds; and wouldn’t she like to try, while she’s waiting, a healthful lettuce leaf? The birthday girl can’t hide her grief- worse, … Continue reading

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The Guest House ~ Rumi ~ (The Essential Rumi, versions by Coleman Barks)

The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of … Continue reading

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Nothing forced works… by Kay Ryan

Nothing forced works. The Gordian knot just worsens if it’s jerked at by a person. One of the main stations of the cross is patience. Another, of course, is impatience. There is such a thing as too much tolerance for … Continue reading

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Peace by Nicholas Gordon

Peace is not the product of despair. An army’s most invincible least used. Strength engenders weakness when abused, Serving best by merely being there. One conquers in the end by being just, Vanquishing the conscience with the right. Each child … Continue reading

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