The Gospel of Mary and Motherly Love
Posted with permission from Julia Davis and deep reverence for her commitment to love and faith.
Physical beauty is a raindrop where spiritual beauty is an ocean. In a culture that capitalizes on low self-esteem, we are instructed to hate ourselves. We are taught early to mask our flaws, hold in our stomachs, cover our blemishes, and conceal our humanness. It is a radical, courageous, and necessary thing to practice self-love,…
When I have earned Silver-streaked hair, Fine lines and deep folds – I do not pray much, If at all, Honestly, But I can honestly say – When I am wiser, When I understand enough To pause, I pray the privilege Of a life well lived. I pray memories, Not regret. I pray heartbreak, Not…
The Wise Mind & The Compassionate Community
The Wise Mind & The Compassionate Community Written by Helen Rose Delivered at Westside Unitarian Universalist Church On Sunday, February 3, 2019 An audio version of this post can be found here. *** One of my favorite things about this tradition is that we draw inspiration from many sources. In that spirit, I have some…
Never doubt that you matter. Your voice, your emotions, and your needs matter, and you are allowed to choose yourself.
Always Helen Rose January 8, 2019 Author’s Note: I wrote this post in early 2019, before JK Rowling outed herself as a trans-exclusive radical feminist. I do not remotely condone Rowling’s beliefs or statements about the trans community and I am heartbroken that my childhood hero turned out to be so closed minded and harmful.…