The Messages Of Christmas

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent so we will begin to turn our attention to the messages of the Christmas story. This week will take an overview of the elements of the story to gather inspiration for what we might do to prepare ourselves mentally, emotionally and spiritually so that we might be prepared for the season.

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Finding Reasons To Give Thanks

It can feel challenging to find gratitude this year with so many restrictions and the losses this pandemic has wrought. And it is good to look for the blessings, even if they are not what we might have hoped for or expected, and to remember how the Lord is forever present and leading us.  The prophet Jeremiah writes: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) And as Emanuel Swedenborg wrote in the work Secrets of Heaven, “Those who trust in the Divine know that all things are moving towards an everlasting state of happiness, and that no matter what happens at any time to them, it contributes to that state. People in the stream of providence are being carried along constantly towards happier things, whatever appearance the means may present.”

May we find many blessings in what we do have, rather than dwell on disappointments because of  what we don’t have.

Wishing you all good health and a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving!

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Loving (or even just tolerating) Those You Disagree With

We live in a highly divided world. We all set up our camp of beliefs and have determined that if anyone doesn’t agree with us then they are idiots (or some other colorful name). This happens in many areas of life including religion and politics. We seem to have lost our ability to seek to understand and find the good in one another.

The Lord has some really helpful things to say about why we do this and how we can change it.

We will get into this topic this coming Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We hope to see you then!

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A Still Small Voice

When we are struggling it makes sense that we would want to hide ourselves until the difficulty passes. Are you struggling right now? Do you wish you could hide away somewhere and come out again when everything has settled down? It sounds appealing.

In our study of the prophet Elijah we find that Elijah has hidden himself in a cave in Mount Horeb after running for his life for forty days. However, the Lord calls him to come out of the cave. When he does come out dramatic scenes unfold before him: a strong wind that broke apart the rocks, an earthquake and then a sweeping fire. It is stated that the Lord was not in any of those things. And then afterward he heard something quiet, barely perceptible: a still small voice. This voice brought him comfort in the form of answers to all that was troubling him.

This story gives us a clue as to what manner the Lord speaks to us and offers guidance, and in what ways the Lord does not.

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Calling All Angels

In our story last week Elijah did something profound to prove the power of God and to disprove the false gods that were being worshipped. But then in our story this week Elijah is threatened and runs away for his life.  He is alone in a state of despair in the wilderness. It was there that an angel twice ministers to him, giving him food and drink to sustain him.

Angels show up again and again in Bible stories to provide strength, guidance and support.  You may be glad to know that angels are with us all constantly trying to help us as well. And that we, who are angels in training, can help bring love, hope and support to those around us who could use the same kind of encouragement. May we all rise to the occasion and lift up those around us. We need love, goodness and light more than ever.

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What’s Holding You Back?

Feeling a little stuck? Maybe even a little apathetic? It is not surprising with all that is going on in our world. Maybe we all need a little encouragement to keep moving and connect with the source of all our life and inspiration. “In God we live, move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28; Divine Love and Wisdom 301)

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How To Be Stress Free (or at least mostly)

The best way to ensure that our stress levels go down on a regular basis is to live our life with integrity. We all know that when we act in ways we know we shouldn’t that our anxiety begins to rise and things don’t go as smoothly as we would like. Of course, there will be things outside of our control that cause us to feel stressed, but we can make dramatic changes in our overall feeling of well being by doing the right thing–by rejecting selfish and hurtful behaviors.

This Sunday we will discuss why this is so and how to do a better job of keeping on track.

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You Can Have Peace

There are many things we can point to right now and say that because of them we are not feeling peaceful. There are certainly a lot of external factors that are challenging to our peace of mind. The truth is, however, that peace comes from within and can be present regardless of what is going on around us.

This week we will explore how to cultivate peace that we can carry within us and that can accompany us regardless of what is occurring around us.

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Feeling Stuck For A While?

What do we do when we are feeling like we are stuck? And have been stuck for a long…. time. We actually have the tools we need to get unstuck, but sometimes we are unaware of that or feel like that couldn’t be possible. This week we will see what the Lord offers us from the Word about how to take the next step and find our way forward. It isn’t as far away as it may seem.

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We Can Do A Better Job Of Loving One Another

This week we are going to dig into how to treat each other better than we seem to be doing right now. It seems like we have lost some clarity about why we are here on this planet and how we are to live with one another. Jesus said said, “By this will all people know that you are my disciples.” The “this” He was talking about was love. Love for one another.

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