A Season of Gratitude

During this season of gratitude, our minds turn to lesson 195 in A Course in Miracle’s Workbook, “Love is the way I walk in gratitude.” This lesson reminds us that we are not to be grateful for the illusions of good or bad in this world but for the transformative and unifying fact “that we are separate from no living thing.” And because this is true, the miraculous power of Love is with us to pierce the veil of the illusion and finally pass it by. We are not here to deny where we find ourselves in this world or the worldly conditions our bodies may be going through but to remember the truth that will lift us out of the dust to the light beyond. 

We at Miracle Distribution Center are grateful to you for joining with us in unity. With this in mind, we hope you enjoy this Course e-card and feel our love as we all walk together in gratitude.

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Spiritual Cooking

It will soon be Thanksgiving Day in the United States. This is a day of gratitude and thanks, and usually much food! Now, while you may or may not be preparing food, many of you will enjoy food in some shape or form. This got me thinking about my favorite spiritual metaphor: a crock-pot!

I love cooking with a crock-pot – they are simply amazing! You can cook a delicious, complete meal all in one pot as long as you plan for the time. The key is slow cooking. And I mean…

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Walking Steadily on Toward Truth

I recently ran across a report by the prestigious Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life which found that it is not the so-called faithful who are better informed about faith but rather the atheists and agnostics. Why you may wonder? According to those findings, atheists and agnostics are not simply heretics and non-believers but instead educated, thoughtful people who have probably had a religious tradition and consciously gave it up, often after a great deal of personal reflection. According to researchers, “These are people who have thought a lot about religion. They’re not indifferent. They care about it.”

On the flip side, the study found that in the case of Christians…

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Beatitudes from A Course in Miracles

The beatitudes, as Jesus stated them in the Bible, were considered a promise of hope for the people of the time. The term “beati” translates to “happy,” “rich,” or “blessed.” As he stood and delivered what came to be known as the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus was not speaking to the rich and powerful but to the poor and disenfranchised who hungered for a message of release and healing from their oppression. His message was not a focus on the outer world for salvation but a…

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Join us in Purpose

This year marks a landmark in my life. It is my forty-fifth year of studying A Course in Miracles, and next year we will honor forty-five years in the life of Miracle Distribution Center. Over the years, many have asked what made my brother and me start the Center. I think most are waiting for a prophetic account, like a burning bush or a bolt of lightning, but it simply came from a desire to be truly helpful…

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Let me be still and listen to the truth

After studying A Course in Miracles for forty-five years, many of the workbook lessons feel like a comfortable, old shoe to me. When I read them, I feel like I have slipped into a state of peace, tranquility, and knowing. I often feel my heart affirming a silent “yes,” even though the appearances of the world may not support this inner feeling. My trust is not because I am in denial about the world and all its activities but because I know on a deeper level that this is the truth and the doorway to real and lasting transformation.

Such is the case with the lesson…

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A Fly-By Miracle

The other night, I was downstairs in my kitchen getting a drink of water when I noticed a little fly in the corner of the window over the sink. I usually don’t like flies in my house; my “deal” with them has always been, “If you remain outside, you live, but inside…well, that’s another story.” Frankly, I was too tired to bother and figured this little fellow’s life usually isn’t that long, so I’d give him a reprieve, and I went to bed.

The following day I was surprised to see…

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The Hammock in the Middle

On July 27, 2022, Norman Lear turned 100 years old. Many know him as the legendary creator, writer, and producer of such iconic television shows as All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, The Golden Girls, and so many others. I had the privilege of meeting Norman Lear in 1992 at Marianne Williamson’s 40th birthday party. At that time, he was a spry 70 years young and crowned with his trademark poplin fabric fedora!

Norman Lear said recently that his motto for a long life could be summarized with these words…

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A Change is Gonna Come

I grew up in Oregon, but, as a child, our family traveled a lot. My dad was a salesman who traveled all across the United States. He would always wait until the summer to travel to California so our family could go with him. We loved going to California because that meant we could go to Disneyland (it was the only Disneyland when we were growing up). My brother and I planned our trip to Disneyland down to the minute, so we could hit the rides we loved the most. We even saved our unused tickets from our ticket books (remember those!) from year to year so we could use them on the upcoming trip.

Our parents loved to indulge in our planning, and they excitedly followed our itinerary for Disneyland. But, at the end of the long day, my dad always wanted to make our last attraction be…

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