Palm Sunday: The Power of Life

Palm Sunday will be a very full Sunday as we complete the last of the 12 powers, Life, and embrace Palm Sunday, the kick off to Holy Week. Holy Week affects each of us differently, depending on your childhood religion and how well you embrace metaphysics. I remember as a child seeing the movie Ben Hur as a class trip. The image of Jesus being nailed to the cross will forever be etched in my brain. My fifth grade mind could only comprehend that Jesus died for me – I caused this. Guilt immediately followed and it was hard to…

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The Power of Elimination

How wonderful it was to be back in church in person last Sunday! I look forward to more reconnecting as we move forward. We are coming into the home stretch on the 12 Powers of Man . This week, the power is Elimination, also called Renunciation or Purity. This most important power gives us the ability to let go of that which is no longer working in our lives and to move forward into what does. I will continue to broadcast the 9:30 a.m. service on Facebook. If you would prefer to return to fewer people, you are welcome to…

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The Power of Zeal

March 13 — We are back in person this Sunday at 11 a.m.! I can hardly wait to see your eyes and to know that you are smiling behind that mask!! This week’s power is zeal. My very favorite quote from Charles Fillmore that he uttered at the age of 94 is this: I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm and spring forth with a mighty faith to do the things that ought to be done by me. We experience zeal when we care passionately about something – when our hearts are on fire! I can’t wait to awaken this…

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The Power of Love

Valentine’s Day is the perfect Sunday to address the Power of Love! Above all, clothe yourself with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. —Colossians 3:14 Charles Fillmore: “God does not love anybody. God is the love in everybody and everything.” John is the disciple that represents love and it is located in right behind your heart.. The color is pink. Join me for the Twelve Powers of Man as we prepare ourselves for Easter by awakening the powers within! I look forward to connecting with you on Sunday. And speaking of connection, both our Zoom groups are absolutely…

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Finding Your Power

We continue the series on the Twelve Powers of Man. This week’s power is Power. Unity Cofounder Charles Fillmore says about Power: Since the activity of Spirit gives us power, we must logically conclude that power is a force generated from God through the activity of our words and thoughts. We receive added power when we set into action deeper realizations of the love, the wisdom the strength, the life, and the zeal of the Almighty. There is a power within us that we can call forth when we need it. The power lies dormant until we call it forth.…

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This Week’s Power: Wisdom

We continue the series on the Twelve Powers of Man. This week’s power is Wisdom. Judgment was the original name for this power as assigned by Charles Fillmore. It was changed because of the confusion over the word judgment having a negative connotation. We use judgment in our lives on a daily basis.  Fillmore says: Judgment is the mental act of evaluation through comparison or contrast. Do I want to wear the green sweater or the blue one? Is this job right for me? Do I really not want to go or am I making excuses? We will examine the…

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The Powers Within You

I’d like to start the year off with some great basic Unity. At this amazing time to be alive in the history of our country, I thought understanding the power that we have would be helpful. I’ve felt somewhat powerless watching the turn of events in both the political and the health arena. We give our power away and then we wonder why life doesn’t feel so good. Let’s start connecting to the power that we truly have and understand how we can effectively use it. Charles Fillmore, the co-founder of the Unity Movement developed the Twelve Powers of Man.…

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Finding Treasures in Tough Times

As we close out 2020, most of us do so with a “good riddance” attitude. Who knew how our whole world would be affected by a virus that would shut down business, travel, schools, church and even the homes of our loved ones. When we had to go to virtual church, I never dreamed it would last until Easter, let alone through Christmas and the New Year and who knows how far into the future. We all experienced losses in many forms. And then there was the good stuff. In thinking about the end of the year, I thought of…

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I never imagined it would be like this

Happy Thanksgiving, blessed ones! I write this on Thanksgiving morning and as I reflect, I marvel at what I thought would be versus what is. When I decided to move back to Indiana last year, I imagined my first Thanksgiving home in about 14 years. I imagined the build up, arriving at my sister’s house early in the morning to start the creation process of cooking the most labor-intensive meal of the year and the camaraderie of sharing the kitchen with my lifelong best friend. I imagined people arriving and the hugs I would give and receive. I imagined myself…

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