The Light That Guides Us

As the days get shorter, and the nights feel darker, I want to increase the light around me. I have three houseplants in my kitchen window: two orchids and a cactus.  They are leaning into the light. It is natural for people to lean into the light, too. But the light that guides us, is…

Holiday Traditions

Last Monday we had our monthly ministers meeting, the other ministers take turns opening the meeting with a spiritual practice. At our last meeting, Rev. Carla led a beautiful and connecting spiritual practice. It was fun, sweet, and opened me to thinking some higher thoughts. Jenga as a Spiritual Practice She brought a Jenga game…

Start the New Year with Essential Ernest

Beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Heather will offer The Essential Ernest Holmes, a powerful, 10-week course written by Dr. Jesse Jennings and based on the book he put together. It is one of Dr. Heather’s favorite classes because students get to explore Ernest’s ideas and compare what Ernest Holmes has written…

Being Blessed By Changing Your Mind

I am a life-long learner. I like to consider myself as teachable. Sometimes I am. Have you ever had an experience that wasn’t to your liking, and then made up a story about it? Since we are meaning-making beings, it is a normal thing to do. However, if the story makes you a victim, it…

Acoustic Guitar Concert

Acoustic guitarist, Hiroya Tsukamoto, comes to the Center on Friday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m. to delight us with his tranquil and soulful music. From Japan, Tsukamoto’s music has been described as “an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.” Cost to attend the concert is $25…

Finding JOY

At this time of year, the word joy gets sprinkled about like glitter. We hear it in songs, “Joy to the World.” And we see it on greeting cards, “Wishing you a joyous holiday season.” But with all the hustle and bustle do we fully and consciously know joy.A few years ago, I took a…

Gifts for the Newborn Child

Today I found out that I am a grand aunt. The baby arrived November 27 weighing 6 lbs 9 ounces. Her parents, Anra and Ryan Clark, named her Lela Marian Clark in honor of both her great grandmothers. I am thrilled for everyone concerned and also for the world. I know Mom would be honored…

Listening as a Spiritual Practice

Have you ever noticed that when you are thinking about a certain thing, those same ideas pop out of nowhere in many places? I recently I began teaching a class on The Power of Your Word . The class is organized by introducing a new spiritual practice each week. The first week practice was Keeping a Journal,…