“I Set My Own Tone”

“What will this day be like, I wonder,” sings Maria Von Trapp in the Sound of Music (the film). Today, I heard the answer to this question, given by Esther Hicks in a short video: “I set my own tone.” I love this affirmation. “I set my own tone” means I get to decide how […]

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What is a Church?

As ministers of New Thought, we are asking ourselves what is next for us, for our Centers, for our own lives. It is all one thing. I will just speak from my own thoughts and questions. I have many. The biggest question is: What is the role of church today? I know our Founder Ernest […]

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Are You Undercover?

“You’re Perfect, You’re Golden,” sings the New Thought artist, Jami Lula in his song “Perfect.” Do we believe we are perfect? “Sometimes,” some people will say, but most people will say, “Never. I couldn’t be perfect.” They are thinking that perfection is about what we do and how we do it. We are always striving […]

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Where Are You Christmas?

I have many memories of Christmas, beginning when I was a little girl, growing up on Long Island, New York. My memories never had anything to do with presents. It was something else. I’m asking myself today, “Where are you Christmas?” When I was little, my Aunt Lucile used to come to visit. She was […]

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You Have Work To Do

So, we are finally moved, and I sit here in our new home. I woke with a sense of insecurity. I was awake at 3 am. I kept trying to go back to sleep, but a voice kept saying, “You have work to do.” At first, I thought that work might be about writing or […]

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Free of Minutia/e

As I enter the 2nd day of our stay-cation here on the west end of the Island of Kaua`i, I am just landing. It has been a full time for us since June of 2022 and before. In fact, our life is always full and busy as Spiritual Directors of a growing Center. What am […]

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Say Grace!

When I was growing up in a Catholic home, it was mandatory and traditional to say what is called Grace before our meals. It went like this: Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen. That prayer became rote and memorized […]

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