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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...
Friday, May 1, 2020
Dear Hearts, How enjoyable I’ve found this time of sheltering in. When the mandate was first put into place, I imagined that I would have lots of free time. Interestingly, I find that I am busier than when I work at the church. Or so it seems. My work feels different, though. I...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
 Dear Friends, One month ago who would have imagined that the state of the world would be where we are today? We are being required to make decisions beyond what we might have conceived. We are being required to dig deep and find greater compassion than we knew we had. We are...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Dear Friends,February 26, Ash Wednesday, began the Lenten Season, the preparation for Easter. In traditional Christianity, this 40 days prior to Easter Sunday was a time of fasting, symbolic of Jesus fasting in the desert for 40 days before he began his public ministry. It often...
Friday, January 31, 2020
 “It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” ~ Marianne Williamson “People who achieve their potential do so because they invest in themselves every day.” ~...

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