A Personal Purpose

A personal purpose for life is probably the most gratifying of all intentions.  When fulfilled, it motivates and attracts everything else.  When not fulfilled, it represses, depresses, and repels everything that brings joy to the individual. I did not always know this.  I used to think that what was missing in my life could be [Read More...]

Memorial Day

Being that it was Memorial Day in the United States yesterday, I thought we might take time from our barbecues and celebrations to revisit Abraham Lincoln’s iconic Gettysburg Address. “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all [Read More...]

This is Who We Are

What is happening in form in the world around us is this: humanity is waiting for us to step forward. When we talk about 100 million “cultural creative” waiting to join our teaching, we are selling ourselves short. There are over seven billion people who are waiting to learn, understand and move into that which [Read More...]

Something New Every Day

As ministers of any denomination, it is incumbent upon us to remain “open at the top,” as Ernest Holmes, the founder of Religious Science used to say. Recently, I had the opportunity to explore the parables, and of course, the first and, I believe, the most important is the parable of the two debtors. If [Read More...]

Changing boxes….

Changing Boxes I’m facing a significant on Saturday. I’m moving from one of the boxes I frequently check – that little box on surveys where I have to indicate my age range. I’d not given it a lot of thought until recently, but this year, I’m being forced into a new category: the 50 and [Read More...]

7 Social Sins

Just like a great many others I am anxiously awaiting any news that will bring light on the motive from the surviving Boston bomber, 19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I suppose we just want to hear the reason why anyone would do such a heinous thing, even though we know there is no reason that [Read More...]


With this most recent violence of the bombing at the Boston Marathon and the recent killings of children at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown Connecticut, the mall shootings in Oregon & Virginia and even the shooting at Taft High in California are all a cry for help. They are the call to prayer and the [Read More...]

A Living Idea

A living idea in the Mind of God has inherent in it everything required to grow and flourish. It does not require you, me or anyone else to maintain it. It derives all of its requirements from First Cause, Spirit. On more than one occasion in my life I have struggled and fought to maintain [Read More...]

Practicing Peace and Understanding Amid Fear and Violence

Our blessings and our prayers go out to Boston today after, yet again, another senseless act of violence perpetrated on innocent people. I ask that each of us take a moment and pray for those afflicted, and once again, I ask that we pray for our world and our advancement into a peaceful unity and [Read More...]

Relatively Absolute

In the Science of Mind, our founder Dr. Ernest Holmes, states, “We wish to affirm relativity without destroying Absoluteness.” He goes on to say, “This can be done only by realizing the relative is not a thing apart from, but is an experience in, the All-comprehending Mind.” In light of this wisdom, I tell my [Read More...]