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eARLY TIMeS
FAMILY AnD ReLIGIon
FInDInG MY WAY
ConTInUInG THe JoURneY
A neW DIReCTIon
beYonD FReeDoM
ConTInUInG MY THeoLoGY
ReTURn To THe WeLL
CHILDRen, ToLeRAnCe, AnD KInGS
A RATIonAL SPIRITUALITY
WHen Do We GeT AnoTHeR CHAnCe?
WHeRe DoeS ALL THe beAUTY Go?
MILeSToneS
DID I noT Love enoUGH?
To JoURneY WITH THe TRAnSIenT AnD PeRMAnenT
KnoWInG
THe LIGHT AnD DARK oF THe SeASon
LeAvInG THe HoLIDAYS
WHeRe HAve Love AnD CoMPASSIon Gone?
THe DeCeMbeR ConveRGenCe
A MATTeR oF DeFInITIon
SUMMeR SUbTLeTIeS
MoRe SUMMeR SUbTLeTIeS
on IDLeneSS
AUTUMn In noRTH FLoRIDA
THe HoLIDAY SPIRIT
MY neW Love AnD MARRIAGe
MInISTRY
LIFe FRoM MY bACK PoRCH
GIve US bReAD AnD RoSeS
oF PoPPIeS AnD GoLDenRoD
I FoUnD MY HeAven
In eDWIn WARneR PARK
CHRISTMAS eve
onGoInG THeoLoGY
WALKInG In THe RAIn
HoW CAn We LIve MoRAL LIveS?
LIFe IS noT A G-RATeD MovIe
THAnKSGIvInG In oUR TIMeS
Love, FoRGIveneSS, AnD ReConCILIATIon
HoW Do I KnoW THInGS?
HoW Do I KnoW Love?
Sex, ReLIGIon AnD PoLITICS
MoTHeR’S DAY PRoCLAMATIon - 1870
FReeDoM AnD MoRALITY
WHAT’S IT ALL AboUT, ALFIe?
WHo AM I?
Love: THe GReAT CoMMAnDMenT
nCUU: A beACon oF LIbeRAL ReLIGIon In CITRUS CoUnTY
CLoSInG WoRDS
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A Cracker Gal Finds Religion

A Cracker Gal Finds Religion

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If you are interested in religion, or in enriching your own religion, or in searching for a religion that suits you, you will enjoy this book. It is the story of the author’s religious journey in stories, poems and sermons. Early in life, her father took her brother, the oldest sibling, to one church, and she and her two older sisters went with their mother to another church. But, she recalls that her first significant religious experience happened at home when she was alone.The author’s spiritual growth began in this religiously divided family. She found her way, slowly and questioning, to a different religion and to her own theology. The fruits of her journey are, basically, what the book is about – poems and sermons. The poems chronicle the changes that occur in her life through this questioning: the meaning of life, relationships, love, nature, the seasons, and holidays. Writing and delivering sermons involve the head and the heart, knowledge and intuition, sensitivity and frankness. These sermons demonstrate the author’s commitment to a religion that fits her science, not a separation between the two. The sermons are about how to live in this world with all of its complexities, while understanding that not only do religions differ widely, but so do individual theologies, convictions, and personalities. The goal of the sermons is to help us all make this world a better place to live by respecting the worth and dignity of every person with justice, equity, and compassion; engaging in an ongoing search for truth and meaning; exercising our conscience and the democratic process; and acknowledging the interdependent web of all existence.
If you are interested in religion, or in enriching your own religion, or in searching for a religion that suits you, you will enjoy this book. It is the story of the author’s religious journey in stories, poems and sermons. Early in life, her father took her brother, the oldest sibling, to one church, and she and her two older sisters went with their mother to another church. But, she recalls that her first significant religious experience happened at home when she was alone.The author’s spiritual growth began in this religiously divided family. She found her way, slowly and questioning, to a different religion and to her own theology. The fruits of her journey are, basically, what the book is about – poems and sermons. The poems chronicle the changes that occur in her life through this questioning: the meaning of life, relationships, love, nature, the seasons, and holidays. Writing and delivering sermons involve the head and the heart, knowledge and intuition, sensitivity and frankness. These sermons demonstrate the author’s commitment to a religion that fits her science, not a separation between the two. The sermons are about how to live in this world with all of its complexities, while understanding that not only do religions differ widely, but so do individual theologies, convictions, and personalities. The goal of the sermons is to help us all make this world a better place to live by respecting the worth and dignity of every person with justice, equity, and compassion; engaging in an ongoing search for truth and meaning; exercising our conscience and the democratic process; and acknowledging the interdependent web of all existence.

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