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…

Through God’s Eyes

W. H. Murray was a Scottish mountaineer whose love of mount climbing is evident in his life.  One of my favorite quotes comes from his book, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition. In it he writes:  ” … but when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves…

The Idea of Baseball

One of my colleagues recently wrote that she loved to play baseball. She wrote that when she was a batter, she would scan the field to see where there were weaknesses and then would move her body into the correct angle to hit the ball to that location. I questioned whether women or men who…

Honoring Mother Earth

This coming Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day! National Geographic WILD wants you and me to see what a wonderful world we live in. Maybe if we have more appreciation for our Mother Earth we will take better care of her. We, as a species, have not been doing a very good job so far.…

Taking Things Personally

Last Saturday afternoon, in preparation for my Sunday message, I re-watched some of Brene Brown’s work. I love her vulnerability, her authenticity. The title of Brown’s Daring Greatly book came from an inspirational Theodore Roosevelt’s Man in the Arena speech:  “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the…

Glimpsing Heaven on Earth

Last Sunday night, I watched the television live concert performance of  Jesus Christ Superstar featuring Brandon Victor Dixon, John Legend, Sara Bareilles and many other very talented musicians. I was touched and inspired by the music and hearing the entire musical. Like all of you, I knew the story. I was moved to tears by a…

Holy Week

For my blog this week, I am sharing the Easter message of Paul Martin Brunet, a writer I stumbled upon in old Science of Mind magazines. I have found his writing to consistently inspire and challenge me. I am especially thrilled when he has written the daily guides. This guide is from April 5, 1953.…

Rituals Worth Keeping

A ritual as defined by Meriam Webster is…  1. of or relating to rites or a ritual  2. according to religious law  3. done in accordance with social custom or normal protocol.   We have developed a ritual here whenever we have money to deposit. We, the ministers and the administrator, take a couple of minutes…

Sixteen Weeks to Transformation

I love the Science of Mind. It has changed my life for the better for over 35 years. I love teaching the Science of Mind.  In 1994, as a fairly new minister, I was asked to join our organization’s Board of Education. I was excited to sit in meetings with some very knowledgeable colleagues, including…