Leslie's Blog

Pausing

Last week when I was doing a home repair project, I tuned into one of my go-to podcasts to find that the entire show is taking an 8 month hiatus. Releasing episodes throughout the last years had been both rewarding and very demanding as the host, Krista Tippett, explained. The changing world required something new…
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Leslie’s Logos – July 1, 2022

The theme of this year’s gathering of Unitarian Universalist ministers was “Because we need oneanother.” That seemed an apt theme as we began the week of gatherings, and seemed prophetic by theend of the week by the time we had witnessed the highs and lows of the week.The highs of the week included watching the…
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Leslie’s Logos

Each week as we compile the images to be displayed during the opening of worship, I am struck by how much happens here at this busy congregation in a week. Though a fraction of what occurred prior to these last three years, I still marvel at the many ways we have to connect. As we…
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Pitching In

One of my favorite moments at an activity in our congregation is at the end of the event when the folks who have been there stay afterward to pitch in and clean up.  Those are the moments when you might see two people meeting over the length of a table they are carrying or gaining…
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Leslie’s Logos – May 2022

So much to be grateful for as May begins! I know many of you have a list, mine goes like this: Grateful to see people to be in the presence of people that I haven’t seen for a long time a long time, in-person and on Zoom. Grateful for the volunteers who stayed through the…
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Leslie’s Logos – April 2022

Yesterday we had a visit from Erika who was our guest in Sanctuary. While she still faces many challenges, she is making progress in building the life she needs and overcoming the tragedy and harm she experienced before making her harrowing passage from Honduras. As she left after our brief exchange, I was struck by…
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Midnight Gardening

When I used to live in Charlottesville Virginia, one of the members of our congregation used to talk about midnight gardening. As a working, single woman the only time she could find to garden was at midnight. I thought about this last Wednesday when once again I was out filling my green bin in advance…
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