Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.
- Pueblo Blessing
101 Things About Me
Do My Surveys
To Do List
To Buy List
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 - 9:55 p.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
WARNING!!!! if you know me personally, you may read my diary, but if you do, you take the chance of hearing things you don't want to know, misunderstanding what I've written and being hurt by it. If you are unsure if it is ok to read, save yourself and me the grief and heartache, and ask first!!! Please note that this is a DIARY, ie my subjective feelings, hearsay, suppositions, and outpourings of ranting of the moment. It does not represent objective news, the whole of what I think of a topic or someone, or even a thought-out representation of any of the above. Keep that in mind. Thanks. * Here is a Diary Etiquette Read Me.
Wenchie the Churchgoer???
I think I might go to church this sunday!
There is a universal unitarian church across town. The services are at 10:30 am, and well, before I never managed to get up early enough to even seriously consider going. But these days I am awake at 7am, and totally awake and up easily by 8:30 even on the weekend. 10:30 is a breeze.
So I think I'll go and check it out.
Theoretically it includes atheists and agnostics (that is me) as well as christians, buddhists, jewish etc... but hey, I am sort of allergic to the words "church" and "spiritual".
But I think it would be cool to be a part of a community that believes in things I believe in, and their beliefs are pretty cool. If you are interested in their beliefs, there is a great pdf to download here. It starts off with:
Rev. Charles W. Eddis, Minister Emeritus
Excerpt from "What Unitarians Affirm"
I have never met a Unitarian who did not accept the findings of science. I have never met a Unitarian who did not affirm the importance of this life, of living well in the here and now as opposed to preparing now for a life to come. Unitarians hold that living well now is the only possible preparation for whatever may come after death if anything. Life is a gift, a mystery to be respected and lived.
I have never met a Unitarian who did not feel a sense of personal responsibility for how he or she lived his or her life, and for what happened to society and the world. I have never met a Unitarian who did not insist on the right to make up her or his own mind, rather than being told what to believe. I have never met a Unitarian who did not believe that Jesus was the son of normal human parents, conceived and born as you and I. I know of no Unitarian who regards the world as a puppet stage over which some higher inscrutable power from time to time pulls strings.
I cannot be sure no Unitarian will contradict me on some of this, but I venture to say that Unitarian agreement on these matters is as close to unanimity as you will find in any religious movement."
Now isn't that pretty cool?
OK, back to "work"!
egads I am tired at 10:21 now! ack!
And yikes, I swear, not a one of you commented on my lovelife or anything else... just that darn gameboard drawing! But any comment is a good comment!
3 People have left cute, callous or caring comments on the wench's wordiness!!
Leave yours too!!
Go to "notes" instead of comments
ps, you'll need to email me for a username and password
previous meanderings - future past
Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
Taking Care of Your Cows - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
Saint Joseph robs the cradle and eats spaghetti - Sunday, Jun. 14, 2009
sticky notes and broken irises - Friday, Jun. 12, 2009
The FOODCOMMANDER - Monday, Jun. 08, 2009