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Monday, March 1, 2021
Dear Friends, Today I write with excitement! We have now been open for three Sundays for service. I have known how much I missed all of you, and seeing some of your faces, or at least your eyes, reminded me about how important community is. Even with masks on, seeing the...
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
When I take my morning walk on Lema Ranch, I often giggle at the gaggles of geese hanging out together. As many as 40 geese might be sitting, pecking, or roaming, each doing his own thing but doing it in community. They honk, confront each other, and preen. When I watch them, I...
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Dear Friends, Happy New Year! Yesterday we closed one of life’s most challenging chapters in recent times. Loss, loneliness, and feelings of isolation and fatigue have weighed down many. Turning to the new page of 2021 won’t erase all of the hardships of 2020. Creating a...
Monday, December 7, 2020
Dear Friends, When you receive this eNote, we will have already entered the Christmas season by celebrating the first Sunday of Advent on November 29. What a joyous time of year it is! Even in the most challenging of times, I find joy in this beautiful season. Many years ago my...
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Dear Friends, As long as I can remember, I have been drawn to water. Not huge expanses of water but rather small rivers, streams, lakes, and waterfalls. What draws me is its flow, its patience, its persistence. I walk the Lema Ranch regularly. On a little side trail I pass a...
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Dear Hearts, Often when people call or come into the church asking for prayer, they want a prayer for clarity. This prayer request happens frequently enough that I know how many people live with a sense of not knowing where they are going or how to get there. They are living in...
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Dear Friends, I love the month of September where the hot, lazy days of summer move into the cooler days of fall. For me, the month symbolizes transition—the movement from one thing or state to another. Transition is a process. We easily observe the process in nature with the...
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Dear Friends, As we move more deeply into this time of Covid-19, I work to stay uplifted through faith. Faith is that powerful attribute of believing in things hoped for and not yet seen. Like many of you, most days I feel optimistic and excited about the new that will emerge....
Friday, July 3, 2020
Dear Friends, When we opened our doors for service on June 14, our hearts swelled with joy! Seeing each other again even with masked faces brought smiles that we saw in each other’s eyes. Sitting six feet apart didn’t dampen our enthusiasm. We were all happy! We spoke fondly of...
Friday, June 19, 2020
“The spiritual path is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.” ~ Marianne Williamson   “Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.” ~ Erol Ozan  “Overcoming negative tendencies and enhancing...

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