Love is a Verb

When I was a little boy my mother used to sit down with me a few days before Valentine’s Day and help me make up my list of classmates. She told me it was very important that I not leave anyone out, because everyone was deserving of love and there was no limit on it. [Read More...]

Mind and Addiction

This past week, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his home, reportedly with a needle in his arm and evidence indicating he had suffered a heroin overdose. By the time this blog is posted, many details and more will probably be confirmed, but it was a sad ending for a man who, by [Read More...]

How to Use It

For the last few weeks we’ve been exploring the introductory chapters of the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes. We know what “It” is, we know how “It” works, but now we’re down to the nitty gritty: how exactly are we to use this Thing. When people approach me about a change they want to [Read More...]

Science of Mind: What It Does

Years ago I used to spend a considerable amount of time in my other favorite church – and it’s one I’m sure many of you are familiar with, and many others may be members. The church was The Church of Skiing, and for years it was my weekend practice to be up on the hill [Read More...]

The Way It Works

The other day as I was preparing this blog, a congregant came to me with her story of discovery. It wasn’t the first time by any means that she had seen ‘the Thing’ acting in her life, but as with everyone there are times when It seems more present than others – and this was [Read More...]

Every Thought Counts

Right now as this New Year is still shiny with possibility, many of us are turning to our interior skies to commune with what we know is our internal power that helps to create our reality. When Ernest Holmes, the founder of what would become the Centers for Spiritual Living, completed his seminal work The [Read More...]

Mastering the New Year Resolution

If the internet is to be believed, the origins of the New Year Resolution date back to Babylonian times when people promised their gods that they would return borrowed objects and repay their debts. The next to take up the challenge were the Romans who apparently made promises to their god Janus, for which the [Read More...]

The Power of Santa

Over the years I’ve heard many people bemoan the way in which children ask for so many material things. It’s true – sometimes to our more mature minds, the gifts that pile up under the tree appear to be overwhelming. Some of us are simply happy to spend our Christmas morning opening up the cards [Read More...]

Practice Loving Kindness

When I was a child, my mother always reminded me to be kind to others. It was our household commandment, although it didn’t stop me from arguing with my brother and sister whenever I had a chance. Every Christmas there is that subtle reminder for us to be kind to others. I hear people saying [Read More...]

The Season of Promise

I’ve been flicking through the ads on television lately and it’s hard not to notice how glittering everything is.  The airwaves are filled with commodities that promise happiness, like toothpaste that will put the sparkle of Christmas into our smile, cosmetics that will add luster to our appearance. Even financial companies get into the act [Read More...]


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