The Genius of Geese

“Don’t be a silly goose!” Have you ever heard that saying? When I was growing up, I remember hearing it all the time. It was a cute way of saying you were acting foolish and needed to stop that behavior and get the job done! However, if you know anything about geese, you might realize geese are anything but silly, and they certainly know how to get the job done in an efficient, compassionate, and caring fashion. We could all benefit from being a little more like a goose…

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The Power of Grace

During these challenging times in our world, it is appropriate to take a moment to acknowledge the gift that God is always holding out to us: grace. As we read in Workbook lesson 168, “If you but knew the meaning of His Love, hope and despair would be impossible. For hope would be forever satisfied; despair of any kind unthinkable. His grace His answer is to all despair, for in it lies remembrance of His Love.”

So many times in our lives, our pain and suffering seem too much to bear…

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A Prayer From the Past

We often wonder why prayer doesn’t work. In The Song of Prayer (supplement to A Course in Miracles) we read, “The secret of true prayer is to forget the things you think you need…” (S-I.4:1) and let them go into God’s hands. It goes on to say that as we pray in this fashion, we are acknowledging that we would have no gods before God, and no love but His. We truly want what God would give us in any situation so that “Thy will be done.”

These ideas give us a little insight as to why some of our prayers seem to go without an answer…

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The Lesson in a Sunflower

The sunflower is amazing. It is not only a beautiful flower, but it’s also a food source. Its seeds are nutritious and can be ground into flour and oil. Additionally, there are non-food uses such as in dye, medicinal products, and as treatments for the hair and skin. The history of the sunflower can be traced back to 3000 BC, as it was cultivated by the American Indian in what is present day Arizona and New Mexico. Yes, the sunflower is amazing!

But, the sunflower also has a message of truth to share with us…

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Distracted by the World?

Let us not be distracted by the world, as it is the goal of fear to distract us. We acknowledge what is going on in our world and lives, but we are not limited by it. A Course in Miracles tells us we are here to arise in glory every day and allow the light of peace that is within us now to shine upon the world throughout the day. This is our purpose and our function. Remembering this every day is so important for the accomplishment of peace…

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The End of the World?

It is hard to believe we are getting near the end of 2020. This has been a year like no other in my lifetime. A worldwide pandemic would seem like enough to get our attention, but there have also been many other things that have become real wake-up calls for us. So, is it the end of the world?

It seems to me that the end of the world has always been on people’s minds. I remember as a little girl growing up in the outskirts of Portland, Oregon…

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The Cost of Fear

From the perspective of A Course in Miracles, when we dwell in fear, we are deceiving ourselves about our reality. As we are told in the Course, if there could be an opposite to love, it would be fear, but what is all encompassing (love) can really have no opposite. Therefore, when we dwell in fear, we are denying not only our reality of love but our real power. We are living a lie, and the lie is costing us…

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The New Adventures of Old-Time Religion

Throughout the ages, Christianity has painted a picture of God as jealous, vengeful, and full of righteous wrath. The Bible is filled with stories that told us we’d better watch out or “God is gonna get us.” Even the most beloved stories have a dark cloud hanging over them. The story of Noah and his ark, for instance, fills many children’s books, and is found in many nurseries on blankets, mobiles, and wallpaper. But no matter how cute the story may appear…

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The Freedom of Forgiveness

Typically as summer rolls around, we feel a sense of freedom. Schools are out of session, vacations from work are planned, the cold winter weather turns warmer, and summer, for those of us who live in the United States, brings to mind our country’s birthday and its struggle for freedom. This year, the pandemic has given us all a different experience of summer…

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