Maryland

Traveling on

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Just a quick note to say thank you to everyone for supporting our journey! 

We’ve had to make some changes to our schedule and slow down a bit, but we are continuing with the spirit we began.  This week I’ll be catching up on the blog with the two visits made since Maryland and we’ll be working on our planning for May, June and July.

Boo to bad mojo!
Boo to bad mojo!
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The Free State

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UUC of Frederick
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick

It was a mixed weekend of sunshine, rain and snow at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick.  The youth were running the show while winter was outside fighting its best to hold off the promise of spring.

Although I would have truly loved to have heard the sitting minister, Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg, speak, he had turned over the helm to the teenagers to prove their place within the congregation.  With the promise of an intriguing title, “Golf Balls to Water,” the youth easily delivered a presentation worthy of their teachers and mentors.

With a mixture of topics on prayer, meditations, and personal musings, the youth took turns talking about faith and about their personal paths to discovering their own truths and experiences with devotion, and with finding faith in life and in self.  Without a doubt, the truly enlightening stories and experiences spoken by these young adults reflected the powerful community and faith of the UUC of Frederick.  We can only hope, that as represented in these youth, the words of their entire generation are full of the hope, truth, and love so important within our faith.

UUC of Frederick is home to a beautifully designed campus full of light and vision, and is certified as a Green Sanctuary Congregation.  It was truly a beautiful weekend home in the country for us on our travels.

* Just in case you can’t see the captions for the two pictures above (run mouse over them or click for slide show), this little bird is nesting in the middle of the UUCF parking lot!

For information on attending the UUC of Frederick: http://frederickuu.org/home/index.php

Example of the Golf Ball Philosophy: http://www.pickchur.com/2011/03/golf-balls-in-the-jar-the-philosophy-professor/ 

To learn more about the Green Sanctuary Program: http://www.uua.org/environment/sanctuary/index.shtml

Snowy morning

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Woke up to a beautiful snowy morning in Maryland while parked at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick.  As I walked around the campus I couldn’t help but feel the spirits around me–children playing on the slide, couples sitting on the benches, and faeries enjoying the labyrinth.  It was spring on the calendar and spring in my mind, bringing me warm, fuzzy feelings as though I were truly not alone.

Maryland museums in photos

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Maryland has been a blur of museums and battlefields so I thought I’d post a photo gallery here from some of the locations.  We also got to spend a few nights in the campground at Joint Base Andrews (Andrews Air Force Base), home to Air Force One.

If you click on the individual pictures you can see the captions.  You can also view any of the galleries on my blog as a slide-show.

Photos taken at the following locations:

Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, Maryland

National Electronics Museum, Linthicum, Maryland

National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, Maryland

Patuxent Research Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Laurel, Maryland