Brave Enough to Surrender

Are you brave enough to surrender?  At first this seems like an oxymoron like adult children or barely dressed. But taking a deeper look, we can see that it takes real courage to let go and let God, to surrender to a greater ideal. We celebrate Palm Sunday using the genius of Andrew Lloyd Weber…

Self-Talk = Your Performance

Self-Esteem Cycle In our “Beyond Limits” class, we learned an interesting cycle to be aware of. The cycle starts with our self-esteem.  Take an honest look at yours and continue on…. Your self-esteem determines your performance.  How you do one thing is how you do most things and that is determined by your own self-esteem.…

The Change In Energy

The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking. -Deepak Chopra- Last Sunday, during the service, the Center for Spiritual Living, Capistrano Valley gave their annual rendition of Superstar- a metaphysical interpretation of the Broadway musical, Jesus Christ Superstar.  The…

When I Grow Up……

                            When I Grow Up……                                Last week my Grandmother turned 90 years young. Our family was not in the least bit surprised that she would celebrate this…

Finding Our Place in Life

Many years ago, when I taught elementary school, I loved to teach easy, fun, joy-filled songs. One of my favorites was “All God’s Creatures Got a Place in the Choir.” Recently I found two video versions that tickled my heart. I am going to share them with you because they reminded me of a simple…

Get into the Rhythm with Everything is Sound!

I discovered that family tensions seemed to run higher in the late afternoon during dinner preparations and homework. At this month’s Parent Forum, Rev. Pattie brought up the topic of creating a daily family  rhythm. Initially, I was resistant to the idea confusing rhythm with forcing a family of individuals into a set and rigid…