Child of the Light: A Reflection on Alban Hefin, the Summer Solstice

At 11:32 pm EDT on Sunday, June 20, Earth reached the point in its orbit of the Sun where the Sun appears at its northernmost point. In the northern hemisphere this is the longest day of the year, the time when there is the most light. Because of orbital mechanics and other science-y stuff, the … More Child of the Light: A Reflection on Alban Hefin, the Summer Solstice

Rainbow Spirits

For LGBTQIA folks all over the world, June is Pride Month. This morning I led a worship service at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church celebrating Pride and the colorful rainbow of LGBTQIA humanity. Here is a transcript of my sermon. (Links to source material are provided in the text.) Rainbow Spirits: Celebrating Pride Sermon – … More Rainbow Spirits

Ritual Words

I’ve been working on a set of quarter calls and releases, with the idea of singing them. Today, I’m posting calls for Ostara.  You can find it at Ostara Quarter Calls I’ve done a set for Mabon and Yule, which I’ll post soon. I’ve used this process to explore my own creative impulses, as well … More Ritual Words

Singing the Journey

During March, my Unitarian Universalist congregation has been exploring the idea of Covenant. When I googled the word covenant, I came up with all kinds of definitions centered around contracts and legal agreements, with added notes of religion and sacred use. It is true that we often hear about covenant in a religious context, the … More Singing the Journey

Happy New Year

2016 is now history, and 2017 lies open before us. It’s a new year, and what better time to reflect on The Fool from the tarot? While we often think of a fool as stupid or idiotic, this fool is anything but. He is stepping out on a new adventure with a whole world of … More Happy New Year