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…

The Problem With Assumptions Is

This morning I got my August copy of the Science of Mind magazine. Because I had been asked for, and submitted  a column, I opened it excitedly, to see what my article looked like in print! I wonder if every contributor does the same thing. I  was shocked to find one of my older columns…

Book Study: Home with God by Neal Donald Walsch

Explore the gifts available to us all around death and dying when Mary Brogdon presents a Home with God by Neal Donald Walsch book study. This group on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. this summer. For more information about location, email Mary at media@cslcv.org. Here’s what Mary has to say about the book study:…

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…

Revealing Wholeness with Barbara Klein-Robuck

When it comes to healing Ernest Holmes teaches that we are already whole, complete and perfect. By remembering our innate wholeness we come into a state of alignment with truth and live the life we were meant to live. That’s a beautiful idea and sometimes we need help remembering or unraveling exactly what that means.…

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…

The Love Experiment

Can love truly heal all? All the great masters, including Jesus, believed that love is the greatest power in Universe. We’ve all experienced love, but have we accessed it’s power to create physical change in our circumstances? Aidan Greaney, RScP and a trustee for our Center, found a common thread of wisdom in his spiritual…

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…