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Margaret Sequeira
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Teacher and Lifelong Learner
Teacher and Lifelong Learner

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A beautiful day in the Japanese Garden at Maymont.

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Sometimes Dreams Die
Sometimes dreams die and when they do a part of you dies too. Maybe you remember the exact moment the dream died.  You know exactly where you were. Exactly what you were doing.  Maybe you felt yourself die a little that day. You will get over it, you tried ...

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When We Rise: The Stories of Some Who Paved the Way
My wife and I just finished watching the four night series When We Rise based on the book by Cleve Jones . Cleve Jones moved to San Francisco in the early 1970's.  He worked to help elect Harvey Milk to the San Francisco City Council.  Watching this series,...

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New Years: 5777 and 2017
Like many people in the Western world I grew up only following the Gregorian calendar with its start date of Jan. 1.  As I have been exploring Judaism, however, I have begun to follow its calendar and its New Year began in October.  I did some web searching...

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The Light Endured: A Hanukkah Reflection
Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Temple after the Maccabees defeat of the Greek army. After they cleaned up the mess, tossed out the idols, they found one cask of oil, enough for one day but it would take many more days to make more oil.  They we...

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A Jewish Family Story: Joseph, Mary and Jesus
I preached this sermon on Sunday Dec. 25, 2016, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock. Reading:   Vanderbilt Professor bring first century context to Christmas Story  While the Christmas season provides increased opportunities to hear...

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A New Chapter
When I was finishing my Masters Degree, I had a theme song for my synthesis paper - Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield.  It wasn't just that it was ironic, but as I was writing my paper the line "Staring at the blank page before you; Open up the dirty window;...

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Celebrating Giving Thanks - Revisited
As I am striving to get back into my routine of Throwback Thursday posts and new posts, I offer this sermon from November 2014.  I know this Thanksgiving is complicated one for many and that families have been torn apart due to the recent election.  It can ...

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So What Comes Next
November 9, 2016 It has been a long, sad night and morning here in my household. We proudly voted yesterday to elect the first woman President and that didn't happen.  While Virginia went blue (maybe those phone calls paid off) and she won the popular vote,...
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