Home and Homesickness – January 17, 2021

 Several of our congregants have spoken to me regarding how difficult they found the opening chapters of our study last fall of Falling Upward. These ideas were hard, I’ve been told, but true; hard, but useful, hard, but edifying. What is the cost of avoiding the hard stuff?          “The shape of evil… Read More

Preparing Our Hearts – January 10, 2021

Unity teaches that “words have the power and authority of the originating consciousness.” That’s a mouthful, but any effort to parse and understand the profound implication of this tenet is worth it. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the picture of this sculpture by Albert György is more than sufficient to communicate whatever… Read More

White Stone Service with Mendhi Audlin- January 3, 2021

Mendhi Audlin is the author of “What If It All Goes RIGHT? Creating a New World of Peace, Prosperity & Possibility.” She served as a pioneering spiritual leader at Unity of Wimberley, and it the founder and original Network Producer for Unity Online Radio (previously Unity.FM). She now leads a virtual community called “The What If UP Club,” helping people… Read More

God’s Time – December 20, 2020

A week from tonight we will gather for our annual Christmas Eve service. We will listen to ancient stories of hope and promise and the light that shines in a darkness that is no match for incarnate love. Even if we’ve heard them many times before, these stories draw us in because like all stories they… Read More

“Giving Birth to Christ” – December 13, 2020

 Richard Rohr’s Daily meditation this week centers around the theme “Giving Birth to Christ.” Rohr quotes from Thomas Merton’s Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, in which Merton describes the true identity that he seeks in contemplative prayer as a point vierge [virgin point] at the center of his being, “a point untouched by illusion, a point of pure… Read More

Advent: The Season of Waiting – December 6, 2020

One of my favorite songs of Advent—the season of waiting, the season of promise—is, O Come, Emmanuel. It’s not just the lyrics or even the melody, though both are beautiful. It’s that in the hands of musicians who will allow it, the song captures a raw longing, the soul’s longing for an experience of, a palpable… Read More

The Practice of Thanksgiving – Nov 22, 2020

If ever I begin to feel down about something that seems to be wrong in my life, I immediately turn my attention to what is right. Expressing gratitude to God for my good lifts my spirits. —Daily Word The practice of thanksgiving can lead to gratitude—an attitude, a disposition, that can uplift our spirits. Uplifted spirits are… Read More

Hope – Nov 15, 2020

Hope nonetheless.Hope despite.Hope regardless.Hope still.Hope where we had ceased to hope.Hope amid what threatens hope.Hope with those who feed our hope.Hope beyond what we had hoped.Hope that draws us past our limits.Hope that defies expectations.Hope that questions what we have known.Hope that makes a way where there is none.Hope that takes us past our fear.Hope… Read More

A Special Service of Healing, Centering, Assurance – Nov. 8, 2020

This Sunday we will put our Falling Upward series on hold and gather “to remind ourselves that Love calls us to see a wider vision . . . that together we are stronger . . . that we are justice seekers, peacemakers, spirit comforters, truth defenders, earth lovers . . . and to remind ourselves that the… Read More