Sermon Archives: March2017

Sarah Richards
March 26, 2017

Something Ventured

About a month ago, I read something somewhere or other that gave me a new perspective about taking risks. It was a brief reference to the idea that traditional European fairy tales, like Hansel and Gretel, teach their hearers about how to cope with the basic human fears of being abandoned and being consumed. There…

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Sarah Richards
March 19, 2017

A People So Bold

You know, I go to a lot of meetings: meetings of fellowship groups, community meetings, UU and interfaith meetings, but over the course of the past two weeks, I noticed something remarkable. In three of those meetings, we decided on what to call ourselves – three groups that began informally now have an identity: Carbondale…

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Sarah Richards
March 5, 2017

Reasonable Risk

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” “Look before you leap.” “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” “You have to play to win.” “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” We’ve heard contradictory advice about taking risks our whole lives, from just about every possible source, and in every…

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