Skillful Speaking

Just out of curiosity…how many of you have experienced tension in relationships with family members over politics?  How about friends? Any severed connections?  Friendships ended?  Family not speaking to one another? That’s what I thought.  It’s gotten pretty tense; it was bad during the run up to the election, and I think it’s even worse…

Deep Listening

  Opening Words  Today’s service is the first of two on the theme of “Conversations that Matter.”  Human beings are social animals, and our communities are woven out of relationships of mutual caring, which are woven in turn out of conversations that matter- conversations where we connect, not mind to mind, or opinion to opinion,…