Grace

If there’s no grace, it’s not God.  The Gospel news is that no matter what is going on, there is always more God power than there is problem.  Our job is to see it, believe it, and act from that place.  Yes, it takes effort and it takes courage.  But…

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Happy Halloween!

Ghosts, goblins, and possibly students currently enrolled in Monsters University will soon be knocking at our doors demanding candy.  The real fun is in giving them due respect with our gasps and looks of horror!  This ancient practice of acknowledging all that frightens us is good for the soul.  It…

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What Works?  What Doesn’t?

It’s easy to play the blame game—pointing the finger at either yourself or someone else.  While that may provide temporary relief from what is upsetting, it doesn’t improve a thing.  Blame never brings change.  Accountability does.  When we are ready for authentic progress we stop blaming and instead begin to…

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Sleeper Awake!

I hope the well-worn expression, “May you live in interesting times,” brings a wry smile to your lips.  Certainly there is much stirring in our country and in our world these days.  It can feel unsettling to say the least!  We might be asking, “Where is God in all of…

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What It Means To Be Real

Rev. Anna Shouse, Ph.D.

Spirituality is not about getting good; it’s about getting real. Now that is a liberating concept! Practicing it will turn your world literally inside out. We may have learned that the key to a successful life is to learn the rules and play by them better than anybody else.  That…

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