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I am blessed as a Son of God

I have been trying to sort through things and give them away. I have the hardest time, though, giving books away. Each one has a message for me and a story behind each story, so my shelves get more and more full as I stack and double stack my bookshelves. My son Jeff is just as bad. He also can’t give books away. He has some wonderful volumes from his childhood that neither of us wants to give away. One such book is…

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What You Are Entitled To


Have you ever felt locked in by your circumstances in life? Maybe it’s a job you don’t like. Maybe you feel overworked by the activities of raising a family and juggling work and home life. Or maybe you are being confronted by a chronic illness for yourself or a loved one. How do we live like the spiritual beings we are, when we feel so locked into the world?

Some well-meaning Course students would simply say the world is not real and that is that! Your body is not real and sickness is an illusion. One student said recently…

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The Wagging Tail


My husband Paul and I take a walk out in nature almost every day. To get to our nature trail, we walk by the same set of homes and every day the same dog comes running to the fence to bark at us. I always thought his bark was so angry and it irritated me that he could not get used to us walking by every day. I kept thinking, doesn’t he know us by now?

One day I finally said to Paul, “What’s wrong with that dog? Why is he growling and barking at us like we’re strangers?”

“He doesn’t think we are strangers.” Paul replied. “Look at him, he’s wagging his tail. He likes us and wants to play.”

That perception hit me between the eyes…

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ACIM Audio USB Drive

This Edition (ACIM MP3-USB) contains the only complete version of A Course in Miracles as authorized by its scribe and published by its original publisher, the Foundation for Inner Peace. This MP3 file contains the complete audio of the Course: the Text, Workbook, Manual, Clarification of Terms, and the two Supplements: The Song of Prayer and Psychotherapy.

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Lessons in Time

When our son Jeffrey was around two or three years old, he became fascinated with clocks and telling time. He really did not comprehend the concept of time (do any of us really?), but he was sort of getting the idea of telling time on the hour or half hour and that was about it.

The first “o’clock” that he learned was 4 o’clock. Every time he looked at the clock, the time was 4 o’clock, whether it was or not. When friends would visit, they were amazed at how Jeffrey could tell time at 4 o’clock, but when the time ticked on and it was now five or six, they quickly noticed that my child was not the amazing genius they thought, as he was still saying 4 o’clock . . .

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Walk Our Talk


When I was growing up, every summer our family traveled the country. My dad was a salesman, and during the school year we were home with mom. He missed having his family around, and even though it was more expensive to travel with the family, he felt the benefits outweighed the costs. I am so grateful he did, because we saw some beautiful country and some interesting sites.

You have to remember this was back in the 60s when color TV and 3-D glasses were cutting-edge technology. As my brother and I sat un-seatbelted, and peered out the window of our un-air conditioned station wagon, we were fascinated by the billboards.

Each one piqued our interest for the next one…

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Renewal in January

Did this new year sneak up on you? For most people I’ve spoken to, it seemed like we whizzed through November and December and before we knew it, it was January. But even though it came quickly, it seems right to be starting a new year. January is about renewal, beginning again, starting with a new slate, and it seems time to do just that…

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Christmas Cheer from Us to You


Most of us at the Center happen to be old-time movie buffs. Many of the old Christmas movies have wonderful spiritual messages to them. One of our all-time favorites is It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. This classic Capra movie has become a holiday standard, and we wouldn’t miss it!

But, if you are up for another old-time adventure this holiday, you should check out the wonderful 1947 gem…

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Lay Down Your Arms


As the season of gratitude and peace approaches, it is often difficult for us to believe God is present in the painful, confusing situations of life, or that anything “good” can come of a tragic circumstance. And yet, this is our guarantee, for as we read in the Course, “All things work together for good. There are no exceptions except in the ego’s judgment…

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Preparing for Advent


The four weeks before Christmas are typically known as Advent. It is considered a time of preparation for the birth of Christ. Therefore, let us prepare for the birth of Christ by preparing our own inner garden. Today let us begin by noticing the weeds of fear that are chocking the seeds of healing in our lives and make a conscious choice to bring them to the light of true healing, to the Holy Spirit, and allow Him to simply look on them. We don’t have to worry about how or when He will heal them. We have faith that if we bring them to Him, He will do the job immediately…

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