Beating Myself Up

Last week I lost my footing in step aerobics and tumbled off my step, rearranging my thumb and tibia from their normal locations. I was embarrassed but my stepper friends assured me that I had fallen gracefully.   Yesterday, to stay on the same theme, I walked smack into a closed glass door. I perceived an…

The Journey or the Destination

Dear Friends, It occurs to me that I have been a destination-driven person most of my life. When I was awakened by a call to ministry, I wanted to go directly through the courses to become credentialed. From the moment I felt called, I was focused on being  a senior minister. I was not curious…

Life is Consciousness Not Years

Today I took a tumble in my exercise class. I think I scared my friends, all of who are younger than me; I scared myself too. Why did I fall? I probably was doing a more difficult routine than I should have been doing. The choreography was complex and the routine was fast. Most of…

Just Like Paving Paradise

The lyrics from “Big Yellow Taxi” popped into my head a few minutes ago. I was thinking about a gift we received from an out-of-state person who attends another New Thought church/center but evidently fell in love with Ernest Holmes when she came across his writings. She couldn’t find a Center for Spiritual Living in…

Vulnerability Leads to Authenticity

  Forgiveness Stay with us You leave our company when you speak of shame And this makes everyone in the Tavern sad Stay with us As we do the hardest work of rarely laying down that pick and shovel That will keep revealing our deeper kinship with God, That will keep revealing our own Divine…

Finishing With a Flair

Tuesday, August 8th was the last day of our 16-week course, On the Spiritual Path and The Nature of Effective Prayer. We actually took 19 weeks to complete due to the choir show and my personal schedule. We also grew the number of students attending the class during the weeks!  We completed  the course with a…

What To Do When There is a Change Of Plans

Today I received the long-awaited letter from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services inviting me to appear for a Naturalization Oath Ceremony on July 25th at the Los Angeles Convention Center at 7:45 a.m.! I was very excited to receive this letter. It arrived approximately three weeks earlier than what the Immigration Officer who tested…