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Love Notes

As I sit at my desk, I notice how cluttered it is. I have stacks of paper on every corner. Whenever I start to sort through the stacks, I get lost in the supportive notes and emails from readers of The Holy Encounter (yes, I do print them out!), wonderful stories and articles people have sent me, great thoughts from A Course in Miracles that I want to share, photos of family and friends, and the numerous origami objects and LEGOs that my son Jeff designed for me over the years and put on my desk to keep me company. When Jeff was young, he would put those little figures on my desk to remind me of him because I would get so lost in all my papers! So, I keep them there to remind me of…

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Inner Dependence

“We are all angels with amnesia,” Dr. William Thetford, co-scribe of A Course in Miracles, once said. And we are! The radiance of our true Self can never change or be tarnished in any way. We are assured, “Your worth is not established by teaching or learning. Your worth is established by God. Nothing you do or think or wish or make is necessary to establish your worth.”

Yes, our true worth is established and will never change, whether or not we acknowledge it. But, whether or not we acknowledge this truth does determine the type of life we experience…

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The stillness of the peace of God is mine

I love workbook lesson 273 from A Course in Miracles: “The stillness of the peace of God is mine.” Doesn’t saying it feel good? That’s not to say that I will only get the stillness of the peace of God when I finish all the lessons or finally stop getting angry at that person or myself. It says right now, with no restrictions whatsoever, the stillness of the peace of God is mine. It is yours right now, too. Not in the future, but right now. There is one caveat, however, and that is…

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Experienced but Not Seen

In the scientific community, it’s a big deal when new planets are discovered. You may have recently heard about seven new, earth-like planets way, way out in space that were located by one of NASA’s telescopes. But did you know that a few years back, a new planet in our solar system was discovered only by its effects? That’s right! Scientists know the planet is there by its effects, even though they can’t see it. Experienced, but not seen – it sounds sort of like the power of…

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Acting Like Jesus

There is a lot of anger in our world right now. Whether it be attacks in the Middle East or in our own backyards, hate and grievances fill the air. Calls for retribution abound. You attack me so I must attack back even harder. You hold me accountable for my actions so I say you are a liar and attack not only you but your children and any family members I can find on social media. Is this really the world we want to live in…

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The Practice of the Presence of God

Back in the early 90s, my husband Paul had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. I remember buying him a T-shirt at the time that asked on one side, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” On the other, it said, “Practice, practice, practice.”

You probably guessed that’s what it said, and most of us would agree that’s what it takes to achieve things in this world. It takes practice because we don’t naturally have those skills unless we practice. But, from the perspective of A Course in Miracles

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Our Invitation to You

Back in 1978, when my brother and I founded Miracle Distribution Center (MDC), Jimmy Carter was President of the United States, the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” topped the charts, and the Berlin Wall stood as a reminder of the Cold War. None of us had heard of a cellphone, e-mail, or the internet.

A lot has changed, but what has not changed is…

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I Rest in God

For many A Course in Miracles students, “I rest in God” (W-109) is one of the most comforting lessons in the Course. It is not a lesson of denial but rather a lesson of escape from the world of illusions and an assertion of our real power that we have sought to throw away but what God has kept inviolate for us. We can experience the power and peace of this lesson, as we say …

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Our X-Ray Vision

When I was growing up, my brother and I read comic books. We read Superman, Batman, and even Archie. You may have done the same thing if you’re of my generation. Perhaps you recall that these comic books had advertisements in the back trying to sell you stuff like Sea Monkeys and x-ray vision glasses. Boy, does this take me back!

Of course, we sent in our quarters. The Sea Monkeys worked pretty well, but those X-ray glasses didn’t entirely give you the X-ray vision of Superman. You just looked sort of crazy when you put them on…

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Got God?

We are a slogan society. Commercials, as much as we sometimes hate them, really do grab our attention. They must be of some value. After all, this year’s commercial time on the Super Bowl cost $7 million for a thirty-second spot!

We have all been prey to the commercial slogan frenzy. Remember those ingenious milk commercials that asked the perennial question…

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