Moving, Sorting, Packing, Releasing

Rev. Pattie, Rev. Karyn and I are moving our offices from upstairs to downstairs. As a matter of fact, as I am writing this blog, Revs. Pattie and Karyn have already moved downstairs. Because they are now sharing an office space, they have had to collaborate and combine. They make it look so easy. We…

25 Years of Harmony

July 4th, will mark my twenty-fifth anniversary as a senior minister. Aside from relationships with my family, my ministry as a spiritual director represents the longest relationship I have had. Did you know that the 25th wedding anniversary represents harmony? I am borrowing the idea that my ministry represents harmony.  I remember so well my…

Putting Common Sense on the Shelf

Experience is a great teacher. How quickly one learns life’s lessons is up to us. Last Sunday afternoon, immediately after the service,  I joined friends for brunch at a local golf course. We had an umbrella but I chose the side of the table that had a mixture of sun and shade. I was really…

Frustrations With Technology

I am exceedingly glad that I arrived on the planet when I did. I love all the toys! My cell phone contains a computer more powerful than the ones in the computer labs when I went to college. (I will admit that was around the time of the dinosaurs.) It is so easy to access…

Dealing With Disappointment

I am disappointed. Our Roots of the Science of Mind tour has been cancelled by the organizer, Spirit Tours. I was really looking forward to the trip for many reasons. Those of us who would have traveled together would have made lasting friendships and memories. We would have visited the place where Ernest Holmes lived…

To Tell the Truth

I love teaching the Science of Mind classes. I have been studying the Science of Mind since 1985. I must say that when I first read the textbook, I did not “get” it. The writing seemed redundant and even nonsensical. I probably wasn’t ready to understand it. Since that time, I have become a much…

Coming Home to Yourself

Today I noticed that I was really happy. I was not happy for a reason. I was simply grateful to be who I am, where I am and doing what I do. I found myself singing under my breath… in the back of my mind. It wasn’t a profound song, but it was a joyful…

Write a New Story About Your Name

My sister was named for her grandmothers: Kathryn Anne came from grandma Kate Clark and grandma Anna Burrell.  My brothers each had a string of names, Gerald Roy, Neal and John Douglas Lorne. They were named for my parents’ brothers and best friends. My name was chosen romantically. This is the story that I would…

The Card Not Sent

As Mother’s Day approaches, I am experiencing many different feelings and memories. This will be the second Mother’s Day since my Mom’s passing in June of 2016. I recently stumbled across a Mother’s Day card that I had not sent. I do not remember buying this for Mom but obviously I did. And evidently I…