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Category: Sermonettes

Too Much Tenderness, or, The Anguish of Moving

I presented this sermonette to the UU Fellowship of Dubuque on July 24, 2016: Too Much Tenderness “We are being sentimental when we give to a thing more tenderness than God gives to it.” J.D. Salinger, the writer who brought this quote to my attention […]

Sylvia Plath: Matter and Spirit

Herewith, a sermonette I delivered at the UU Fellowship of Dubuque on August 8, 2010:   Sylvia Plath: Matter and Spirit If you want to know who Sylvia Plath was and what happened to her, I can tell you in a handful of paragraphs. As […]

“Help, Thanks, Wow” — Anne Lamott’s 3 Essential Prayers

Here’s a transcript of the sermonette I gave at the UU Fellowship of Dubuque on August 5, 2018   Today I want to introduce you to Anne Lamott, a quirky, cranky, funny, endearing writer of seven popular novels, one beloved book on how to write, […]