Leslie's Blog

Balance

Once a quarter, we do a spirituality retreat. It is always based on a theme (tomorrow it will be “Balance”) and yet what is more important is just the quality of the intention, the sharing of silence with other people of good intent and the opportunity to be reawakened to the sacred nature of life.…
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Connecting Matters

Connecting matters. As we move forward in these days, into this fall which is still like no other, we have much on our hearts. Many of us, including me, learned how self-sufficient we could be in the pandemic. We learned that we had skills we didn’t know we had and lots and lots of ability…
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Litany for Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church ~ 70th Anniversary

(This was a piece for last week’s service that was omitted for time!} Beverly Scaff wrote a history of the congregation from 1951 to 1984 and she called it– So great a vision. Providing a place for those to connect who wanted to find other questioning souls So great a vision. To build a place…
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Thinking About Our 70th Anniversary

Today while I was working on the service about the 70th anniversary of the congregation, Jim Ocean who ran the original coffeehouse came by with a new idea and a new passion. He has become interested in doing something to promote climate activism and is raising money to start a songwriting competition for young people.  We…
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The Joy of Being With

On Wednesday we held our first vespers for the year.  Vespers is an evening meditative service and it is also a way to find a little more connection in one’s week. And this time, once again, we did it a way we had never done it before. Another week—another worship format as we seek ways…
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Leslie’s Logos – September 2021

“What a challenging time this must be in your line of work,” a member said in a phone conversation in late August as I was relaying the work that we are doing and undoing and redoing as guidance related to COVID safety continues to evolve. “Yes,” I said. “And yet we have learned that where…
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Preparing for Gifts

Funny how sometimes the universe says that things are not ours to do. Last summer when everyone was gardening, I took a lot of enjoyment from the gifts of zucchinis, so this year at our plant sale, I was sure to grab some and plant them. Many things are doing well in my garden and…
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