Spinning Straw into Gold

Joseph Alexander wrote, “The secret of fairy-tales longevity and continuing interest lays in their spiritual foundation, not their entertainment value.” We’ve been studying fairy tales all month here at our Center on Kaua’i. This week, I’ve been contemplating on the tale of Rumpelstiltskin. At first, I spent a lot of time, surfing the net to […]

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Happy Father’s Day

My father made his transition almost two decades ago. I woke up this morning and I thought of him. It’s Father’s Day after all. I whispered, “Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!” He’s still here in the heart of my life and I do feel him. I believe that when people close to us pass they do […]

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What is Mine to Do?

In these times, many of us feel helpless. We might feel scared. We might feel overwhelmed by what’s happening in the world. We think there is nothing we can do to help. That is so far from the truth. There is so much we can do. We can begin by envisioning what we want to […]

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What’s a Father?

Father Day approaches. It and Mother’s Day are the two most difficult holidays to discuss and celebrate as a pulpit minister. Why? Because of the relationships and ideas that are experienced and believed about fathers. Many have not had the best of relationships with their fathers. Some have had none at all. Some relationships are […]

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The Man in the Mirror…

In her book, The Secret Door to Success, Florence Shinn expounds on the tale of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.” I love movies and stories and legends and myths because they tell me about myself and how my mind works. I want to know about my mind because I know that it is my […]

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In Whom Do You Trust?

Who do you trust? It is a good question to ask oneself no matter how old we are, how many friends we think we have or what we are doing. In whom do you put your trust? What does it mean to trust another? To me, it means that I always know that no matter […]

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God & Company

I am reading the works of Genevieve Behrend. She is the only pupil of Judge Thomas Troward, the New Thought writer of the 1900’s. Miss Behrend wrote, “The Law of Life is God and Company. You are the Company, and you cannot in any sense be an idle partner, if you wish to profit by […]

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