Rev. Debra Guthrie

Summer Stories

What are our favorite moments from summer? What are the stories we remember? Is it different now that we are grown? Can you remember the magic from childhood?… more

The Hundredth Monkey Effect

A wrongly reported scientific observation leads to a myth that keeps perpetuating itself. How we hurt ourselves by overstating our case and how society pushes us to do just that.… more

The Iowa Sisterhood

The Iowa Sisterhood, UU history often overlooks the contribution of this amazing group of women to our movement; the women and how they carried our movement to the west.… more

Father’s Day

Lessons from alternative history. There is a saying that those who do not know history are destined to repeat it. But is the history we know the real history?… more

Let’s Talk About Getting Old

Are people like fine wine, getting better with age? Personally, I don’t like wine. But there is some research that suggests people get happier as they age.… more

Annual Meeting

Yes, once again it is time for the high holy day of Unitarian Universalism. I am only partially joking because there is something very sacred about discerning how we will walk together. … more

Mother’s Day

We take time to celebrate Momma. If you are not a Momma, you got one. If you don’t like her or you don’t know her; maybe you have mothered someone in
your life. What ever is the case it is all about self-sacrifice for the benefit of another? What is that love like?… more

The Spirituality of Unitarian Universalism

“Ours is not an easy faith but it is a strong and healing faith,” Rev. Sally White. I will unpack this statement from my mentor and share with you why Unitarian Universalism has been enough for me over the last 13 years.… more


Let’s look at the Christian holiday of Easter and delve deeper into its similarities with Pagan rites which predate it. Maybe we can find, along the way, some inspiration for us modern Unitarian Universalists.… more