We all experience periods of dissatisfaction. And that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, if this viewpoint has become a persistent and recurring aspect of your life, just remember that it doesn’t have to be this way. The easiest way to overcome our discontent is to practice daily gratitude. Once you discover the power of this magnificent revelation, it will never leave you. Come learn more about this powerful spiritual practice.
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder
One of the greatest joys in life is found in loyalty to the spirit of God. When you stay loyal, you remain free despite of the apparent storm around you. “It consists in keeping the thread, without allowing distraction or interruption to guide (your) life. It is honoring what counts most and continuing to do so despite the obstacles.”
“…It is easy to get swept away and lose one's identity. The constant struggle is to find out who you are and how to remain steadfast.” ― Norhafsah Hamid
If there is anything that evokes the spirit of this country, it is desire for freedom: freedom from judgment, freedom from oppression, and freedom to choose among others. Yet, our most important freedom is found in living as full expressions of God. Drawing upon this divine source leads us to the highest form of freedom-spiritual liberation.
“Freedom is found when we let go of who we’re supposed to be and embrace who we really are.” ~Anonymous
We need a new model of success, where the good life refers more to values than valuables. That doesn’t mean we should not have and enjoy valuables. Rather, we should weigh them against the values we used to acquire them. Please join us as we continue our spiritual journey to prosperous living and the blessing that journey brings to our daily life.
“Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” ~ Roy T. Bennet
This Sunday is Father’s Day and the lesson topic is “Respect”. Jesus, in the biblical story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well, said that God must be worshiped in spirit and in truth. In other words, we experience the blessings of respect when we give the blessings of respect. Please join us this Sunday for a lesson on this important topic.
“One of the sincerest forms of respect is listening to what another has to say.” Bryant H. McGill
Synopsis: Money can be a tool that serves the divine intention for good. When we align our money with our deepest, most soulful interests and commitments, our relationship with money becomes a place where profound and lasting transformation can occur. Join us this Sunday as we begin the journey of coming into a positive and affirmative relationship with money.
“Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.” Kahlil Gibran
Synopsis: Research has revealed that the more rushed we feel, the less likely we are to help someone. In other words, the effect of perceived time pressure takes precedence over basic human kindness. This Sunday, we will explore the spiritual practice of patience as a divine aspect of our journey of faith.
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” ― Leo Tolstoy
Synopsis: For centuries the consciousness of The Camino was one of devotion and healing for the pilgrims making their way to Santiago de Compostela seeking a blessing from St. James the patron saint of Spain. Join Reverend Steve Towles this Sunday as he speaks about his experience as part of the collective consciousness of the Camino de Santiago; The Way of St James.
“Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel
Synopsis: You are blessed with a signature gift to address specific needs within your family, friends and circle of influence. Rather than feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed by all of today’s problems, this is the time to do what is uniquely yours to do. Join us this Sunday, as guest speaker Susie Weller shares a program of spiritually motivated activism called Engaged Spirituality.
"Continuing to do pioneering sacred work in a world as crazy and painful as ours, without constantly grounding yourself in a sacred practice, would be like running into a forest fire--dressed only in a paper tutu." ~ Marion Woodman
Synopsis: This Sunday, we honor and celebrate Motherhood-the qualities or spirit associated with mothering. Regardless of who you recognize as Mother in your life, we wish to honor them with a lesson drawn from the theme of Mother’s Wisdom. We also invite you to bring your mother with you this Sunday. If not in person, then in your heart. And remember, motherhood is more than biology. Also bring a picture of your mother or anyone who filled that role in your life. We will put all the photos on a special altar so that we can show them special honor.
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” ~ Robert Browning