Posts by Erin

The Tears of the World (02-11-18 Sermon)

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Say All the Words (02-04-18 Sermon)

Sometimes disruption is loud and disorderly and completely out of place, and sometimes it’s loud and orderly, and erupts in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. It is like the ice on the lake in late winter, the way it will be in another month (or two), when suddenly one night you hear it booming out there, cracking, like an explosion, and in the morning it’s not one fissure on the surface but a massive web of ruptures, and into every hairline fracture the sun streams in and water flows, and soon the ice is compromised entirely, and then it’s gone and you can’t quite...

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DISRUPTION: The Practice of Being Fully Present

Rebel Although it has been years, in autumn, when the sumac firelights the roadsides filling the air, not with smoke but with clarity, I am on the farm again. I breathe the warm snorting smell of his blackness, grip him tight with legs and hands as we cross the fields with the speed of geese in flight. The fields are black, too, ready for winter to etch their clods with frost, stiffening them like Lot’s wife. But I do not look back, for I am fifteen and ready. I match my rhythm to his, fast walk, trot and then– In one enormous exhalation– we are stretching out, beyond the farm,...

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February – From the Minister

An older couple I know and love are both in their late ’90s. Creatures of habit now by necessity, they are also no strangers to the constant disruptions of daily living and frequent betrayals by their physical selves of the vibrant people that they are still “inside.” One of them lives increasingly with both hearing loss and memory loss; he can’t always understand why the world has gone suddenly so quiet. “Speak up! ” he shouts, to people in the room, to the Jeopardy contestants on TV, to the teller at the bank. His partner sometimes strains her voice, both with loud speaking and...

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This I Believe: Jonathan Lubin and Amy Peterson Derrick (01-28-18 Sermon)

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