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Faith is powerful

When the mind embraces hope, it unleashes a powerful force: faith. When the heart relies upon faith, we develop a knowing that the Universal Power—God—is always present, always loving, ever patient. Faith frees us to live to our potential, to understand that all challenges bring growth and that we are never alone on our earthly [...]

Little deaths make room for blessings and growth

While hiking through the coastal old growth redwoods, I witnessed rebirth everywhere. Out of the demise of a majestic fallen tree, its corpse hosted hundreds, if not thousands of life forms including fledgling redwoods. Called nurse trees, these fallen giants created life from their death.   The same is true for us in a metaphorical [...]

By | 2018-01-28T16:28:15+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Spirituality/Christianity|0 Comments

5 Signs that you don’t fit in and why that’s just fine

Like me, you’ve probably spent some of your younger years stifling who you were in hopes that: people would like you more, they’d see themselves in you or you would find your tribe, whether it was in school, church or the workplace. Well, I’m over fitting in. I don’t want to pretend to be [...]

By | 2018-01-23T16:59:42+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Spirituality/Christianity, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Changing focus infuses more joy into our lives

Our days can be filled with more “must-do” than “want-to-do” tasks. After all, someone has to grocery shop, pay bills and earn a living. And while we might choose different activities if we could, appreciating even the most menial chores can lighten our mood and that of those around us. Recently, I realized I’d [...]

By | 2017-12-02T07:22:32+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Spirituality/Christianity|0 Comments

We can’t force our spiritual journeys

When I want something, I take steps to achieve it. But in my quest to get closer to spiritual enlightenment, I’ve found the harder I push toward that goal, the further back I slide. That’s because God decides where I’m to be and that’s all that matters. There’s a reason I’m where I am. [...]

By | 2017-12-02T07:22:41+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Spirituality/Christianity|0 Comments

It isn’t your fault you’re ill

Illness happens to everyone. Sure, it helps to lead a healthy life, but severe physical trials can strike anyone at any time. People ask me if they are to blame for their poor health. They wonder if they’d still be sick if they possessed a stronger faith or if they’d just learn a specific lesson. [...]

3 steps to fully living: release, accept and receive

Everything that comes to us is on God’s schedule, not ours. And to get the most from every day, we can benefit greatly by regularly practicing three actions: releasing, accepting and receiving. #1 Release the past, limiting thoughts and the notion that you’re in control We can’t meaningfully enhance our life until we let [...]

Intuitive abilities aren’t evil

My transcendent night with the spirits in the Goldfield Hotel opened my third eye. Suddenly, I found myself receiving divine messages, and started seeing and hearing energies. I thought I’d lost my mind. But even worse, I’d believed I was destined for hell. Why? Because a church I’d once belonged to preached the evils [...]

Discuss how religions perceive the paranormal during TMCC workshop in Reno

Gain insight into how Judaism, a Native American, Unitarian Universalists and a mystical Christian view the paranormal and how it fits into their beliefs during Truckee Meadows Community College’s “Religion and the Paranormal: A Panel Discussion” on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at TMCC’s Meadowood Center in Reno. This noncredit class, [...]