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We Are All Bearers of Spirit and Light

By PennyGill / January 4, 2021
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We welcome the light, as we celebrate an ancient liturgy of epiphany, the appearance of the Sacred within our very lives. Here is the text of my sermon, and here is the video. All blessings and courage and good …

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A New Year Greeting

By PennyGill / December 31, 2020
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My wish for you as we begin our journey into the new year. 

The Shimmering Hours by Jan Richardson

There is so much

I want to say,

as if the saying

could prepare you

for this path,

as if there …

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Winter Solstice 2020

By PennyGill / December 18, 2020
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It is the darkest season here in the northern hemisphere and the longest night of the year. And oh, what a year. We lurch towards the new year, barely allowing ourselves to hope it will slowly relax the stranglehold on …

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The Gift of Cave Days

By PennyGill / December 2, 2020
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Are you bone weary and overwhelmed by your days of obligations and responsibilities and chores? Do you wonder if you can get through the long, dark winter, while supporting those you love and care for? Are you just plain running …

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A Time to Grieve and a Time to Plant

By PennyGill / November 15, 2020
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Penny’s sermon this morning responds to these very fraught times in the country, A Time to Grieve and a Time to Plant.

In your comment, it would be wonderful if you would please include which seed you plan to plant …

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Let’s Not Waste This Moment! by Penny Gill November 5, 2020

By PennyGill / November 5, 2020
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This is a profound opportunity to deepen our understanding of some fundamental realities of the United States. Let me explain, please. But first, let’s remember, we are worn out, thread bare, disappointed, stunned, and afraid. And much more. Why were …

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Find the Calm: Advice from Manjushri

By PennyGill / October 23, 2020
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In these frightening and turbulent times, there are powerful ways to stay awake and stay calm. Read on!

I woke in a pool of sadness and distress this morning, lonely and discouraged and without energy for any task. Underneath that

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Dont Do Anything!

By PennyGill / October 7, 2020
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Hello, everyone…a crisp, fall day here on Madeline Island. I am swimming in a great, swirling sea of yellow!

Many of us are very worried about the very process of this election: will it be fair? Will all votes be …

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Witness the Destruction. Hold the Center. Breathe kindness. A Teaching from Manjushri

By PennyGill / September 21, 2020
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Greetings, dear friends, at this auspicious moment of Equinox and the Days of Awe.  My heart’s prayer is that we may recognize our many failures as citizens of this blessed earth and find our way to building communities fit to …

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Instructions from Manjushri

By PennyGill / September 5, 2020
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Greetings, dear friends around the world! We are a global network, enriched by our shared concerns about our world.  My book What in The World Is Going On? is dedicated to “all those who hold the world …

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