May 14, 2013 Newsletter

Posted by admin on May 14, 2013

The CLF/Quest For Meaning May 14, 2013 Newsletter is now Available! Dear Friends, This month we are exploring the theme of creation, and we are talking about creation stories in worship this week. All around me, I see creation.  In […]

September 10, 2013 Newsletter

Posted by admin on September 10, 2013

The CLF/Quest For Meaning September 10, 2013 Newsletter is now Available! Dear CLF Community, Today is Global Suicide Prevention Day. Those of us who have lost someone we love to suicide know that the grief, the guilt, the questions, live […]

Room in Your Heart

Posted by admin on December 24, 2013

Dear Friends, Yesterday my teenage kid, Jie, went through the ice in a remote place. Disoriented and in shock, the idea of using a cellphone did not arise, and so for nearly two hours, Jie crawled through high brush to […]

Do you carry the flame with your tongue on fire?

Posted by admin on June 12, 2014

Dear Friends, Sometimes you struggle for words and sometimes words come to you. When we began CLF’s online sanctuary 3 years ago, we didn’t discuss how to close the weekly worship service.  The phrase “I carry the flame,” simply emerged. […]

July 30, 2013 Newsletter

Posted by admin on July 31, 2013

The CLF/Quest For Meaning July 30, 2013 Newsletter is now Available! Dear Friends, I’m in Boston now for a series of meetings, feeling a little clingy because I am counting down the times I’ll be here on the old familiar […]

May 21, 2013 Newsletter

Posted by admin on May 21, 2013

The CLF/Quest For Meaning May 21, 2013 Newsletter is now Available! Dear Friends, In the wake of yesterday’s tragic tornado in Oklahoma, and the especially horrific news about children who are dead or missing, it is easy to remember, once […]

Time of the Turning

Posted by admin on September 17, 2013

Dear Friends, I don’t know about you, but I swear at this time of the year I can feel the earth spinning below my feet, telling me to prepare for another winter, hurrying me along when I just want to […]

What Are You Inviting?

Posted by admin on December 31, 2013

Dear Friends, At the turn of the year, I always take time to make ‘vision boards,’ visual images of my intentions for the year ahead. Of course, life always has its own plans, but this gives me an opportunity to […]

I know for sure that love saves me and it is here to save us all.

Posted by admin on May 29, 2014

  Dear Friends, This week, as our Boston office staff began their first real week of work in new digs at 24 Farnsworth Street, in their new offices, my Minneapolis home office changed, too. Lena K. Gardner, our new Membership […]

June 5, 2013 Newsletter

Posted by admin on June 6, 2013

The CLF/Quest For Meaning June 5, 2013 Newsletter is now Available! Dear Friends, In a sidebar chat in worship yesterday morning, I coined a new term that describes so many of us spiritually. I said it as a joke, and […]

May 28, 2013 Newsletter

Posted by admin on May 28, 2013

The CLF/Quest For Meaning May 28, 2013 Newsletter is now Available! Dear Friends, Google Analytics tell us that over 400 people a week join us for a Sunday or Monday worship service. The great majority of you are quiet…never say […]

Seasonal Teachers

Posted by admin on September 24, 2013

Hello Friends, These last days of late afternoon sunlight–here in Minnesota, in a few months, it will be dark by 4 o’clock–are especially sweet to me. I’ve been heading out on my bike to soak them up each day, taking […]

Weather Comes and Goes

Posted by admin on January 7, 2014

Dear Friends, What weather many of us are having! Folks are talking about cold, about massive rain, about drought, about power outages, about snow.  Here in Minnesota it’s all about windchill. One thing I like about weather is that it […]

What to do when I have too much to do

Posted by admin on June 5, 2014

Dear Friends, Why is it that the longer daylight hours (for those of us in the northern  hemisphere, anyway) seem to bring longer lists of things necessary to stay caught up?  Maybe because I’m a gardener, I wake up with […]

June 11, 2013 Newsletter

Posted by admin on June 11, 2013

The CLF/Quest For Meaning June 11, 2013 Newsletter is now Available! Dear Friends, One of the delights, to me, of our community, is its international nature. Every week at worship, people are lighting the chalice and carrying the flame from […]

Autumn Vulnerability

Posted by admin on October 1, 2013

Dear Friends, October? How is that actually possible! This is my favorite season of the year, even as I slowly let go of this year’s garden and prepare to tuck it under for winter. I hope that wherever you are, […]