Rev. Carla Schiratis’ Lessons from Bali

They call Bali the Island of the Gods.  It still seems surreal to me that I have traveled there twice now, both times on a spiritual pilgrimage, with my beautiful CSL family. This stunning island is part of Indonesia and believe it or not there over 17,000 islands that are part of Indonesia.  The vastly…

Rev. Carla Schiratis’ Lessons from Bali

They call Bali the Island of the Gods.  It still seems surreal to me that I have traveled there twice now, both times on a spiritual pilgrimage, with my beautiful CSL family. This stunning island is part of Indonesia and believe it or not there over 17,000 islands that are part of Indonesia.  The vastly…

You Had It All Along

Recently I read a blog post for people who lean toward being introverted about starting conversations at parties or other social gatherings. One question they suggested asking was, “What is your super power?” It got me thinking about how I would answer that question.  Then I came across a Super Soul Sunday episode where Oprah…

Volunteer Recognition 2017

We are so grateful to our community members who volunteer their time and talent each month. Members of the different teams including hospitality, greeters, coordinators and audio visual  were honored during a Sunday service in September.

You Had It All Along

Recently I read a blog post for people who lean toward being introverted about starting conversations at parties or other social gatherings. One question they suggested asking was, “What is your super power?” It got me thinking about how I would answer that question.  Then I came across a Super Soul Sunday episode where Oprah…

What I Know for Sure

One of my favorite parts of the Oprah magazine is her “What I Know for Sure” column, so I’m sharing my wisdom with you in my own version of “What I Know for Sure.” What I know for sure is…volunteering and serving is the best, easiest and most fulfilling way to find belonging in any…

What I Know for Sure

One of my favorite parts of the Oprah magazine is her “What I Know for Sure” column, so I’m sharing my wisdom with you in my own version of “What I Know for Sure.” What I know for sure is…volunteering and serving is the best, easiest and most fulfilling way to find belonging in any…

Practicing Compassion and Kindness

Every time I step on my yoga mat, my wise teacher reminds the class, “Yoga is a practice.”  I’ve learned that a “practice” means you approach whatever you are doing without expectation, taking what comes in the moment with gratitude. It’s a simple concept but not always easy to do. My mind likes to assess…