Smile

A simple way to put a smile on your face: Draw a smiley face on something.  Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. -Thich Nhat Hanh Today’s installment of the Joyous Living Journal is titled Smile. Sometimes my daughter will put a…

Build a Better Story

When Rev. Michael Gott visited here a few weeks ago, he shared about his love of God and his secret feelings of shame, growing up in a fundamentalist church in which being gay was a sin. He shared his terror as a child, coming home from school one day, seeing no one on the street…

Fully Present In The Eternal Now

Today’s entry in the Joyous Living Journal speaks of being fully present. What a coincidence! On Monday nights I have just started taking the “Thomas Troward: The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science” a class facilitated by our very own Rev. Bruce Fredenburg. We have a dedicated group and more are welcome to join us as…