Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman on April 3, 2011. Rev. Hallman was the senior minister of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas for 22 years, retiring in 2009. Her congregation grew from 550 to 1,100 members during that time, reflecting the depth and breadth of her ministry in that city. She is currently President of Prairie Group, a Unitarian Universalist ministers' study group in existence for more than 60 years.
Laurel is the author of the video and workbook, "Living by Heart: A Guide to Devotional Practice", using poetry and wisdom literature as broadly based resources for spiritual practice. She has also published "Reaching Deeper", a collection of her sermons.