Showing all posts by tag "Love"
Plant, Water, Weed, Repeat
April 2nd, 2022
“Plant, water, weed, water, weed, weed, water, weed…” That’s what Trisha Belbot, UCOM’s Growing Green Neighbors Manager, replied when I asked her how to have a successful garden.
Then she added, “Know what you are doing and harvest at the right time....
March 1st, 2022
I don’t know enough about international affairs, history, and geopolitics to write about Russia’s invasion into Ukraine. My problem is that I can’t think about anything else right now. I do have a certain amount of education in morals and ethics that makes me feel qualified...
Advocating for Equity
February 1st, 2022
A school board in Tennessee just voted 10-0 to ban a Pulitzer-prize winning book about the Holocaust.
A Jewish couple in Tennessee has been denied the opportunity to adopt a child with special needs. The tax-supported Christian adoption agency denied them because of their...
Happy new year?
January 1st, 2022
Here we are. A brand new year lies before us. My question is not so much “what are you going to do with this year“, but “how are you going to accomplish the things that you hope for, dream of, and need in this new year.”
Now that's what I call love...
December 1st, 2021
Reprinted from December 12th, 2011
On what can hundreds of people from many Christian churches of various denominations...
November 1st, 2018
A big part of UCOM’s mission is “building community”.
“Loneliness won’t just make you miserable — it will kill you,” says Dr. Jeremy Nobel, founder of the UnLonely...
Building the beloved community
January 1st, 2018
The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke of the beloved community—a community where all are welcome and where human dignity and worth are the main criteria.
The beloved community is a place where everyone is valued and every gift appreciated. Not only are differences...
The greatest of these is love...
December 5th, 2017
What would it be like to live in a world motivated by love?
The United Church of Christ launched an initiative last year: 3 Great Loves. The “loves” are love of neighbors, of children, and of the earth. My first thought about this denomination-wide project was,...
An Undocumented American Speaks from the Heart
January 30th, 2017
This is the longest blog that has been on this site, but I wanted you to get the whole picture at once. Written by an undocumented American, it tells the human part of the story. Please comment at the end after you have read it. Prepare to be touched.
Where'd We Lose You, Jesus?
December 23rd, 2016
A Christmas Prayer
Where did we lose you?
In the tinsel and wrapping, the clearances and road rage?
Our greedy grasping for more?
Or was it long before all that?
Did you get lost in the wrappings of those swaddling clothes?