The Gift of Shedding
SERVICES WILL NOT BE HELD ON SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020
LIVESTREAM AND PODCAST ONLY
With an abundance of caution and a heart full of trust in Spirit, we have made the decision NOT to hold services in the Sanctuary this coming Sunday. Kit Holmes and the Sunday Band will be present, along with limited A/V staff, to livestream the service and podcast will be available.
As we have entered the Lenten season, I would bring to your attention a booklet published by Unity called “Fasting and Feasting: 2020” (limited copies will be available in the bookstore). The premise is based on the practice of denials and affirmations: “I fast from doubt, I feast on faith; I fast from fear, I feast on courage, etc.” This season would have us focus on growth and renewal, letting go of that which no longer serves us, so that we might experience life anew.
Dear Friends, this week, I’m giving a talk entitled “Watch Your Mouth.” It is a companion to the last newsletter article and last Sunday’s message,”It Works If You Work It.” I encourage you to join me in watching our words, the ones that are spoken and the ones that bounce around in our heads as imaginary conversations and unhelpful self-talk. With our power center in our throats, our words have enormous influence in the way we approach and experience life. So, as you go about the coming weeks, gently and objectively observe what you are saying to yourself and to others.
Spiritual principles are merely nice words with a good philosophy behind them---unless we apply them to our everyday thinking and actions. As we honor New Thought leaders during Black History Month, we examine the life and powerful teachings of Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon. And then we "work them!" We put into practice those principles that transform our lives.
I thank you all from the depths of my heart for the loving, prayerful support you’ve given my family and me in the last few weeks. It has made some very stressful and difficult times easier for all of us. My husband Bill is slowly recovering in his heart and brain from his recent medical crises. We are grateful for every day and are taking each one as it comes.
Happy New Year to all of you! Why don’t we agree to support each other in living our best lives in this new decade? It will look different for every individual, of course, but there is every reason to believe that we might experience renewal that we can’t imagine in this moment.