Fill ‘er Up!

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Martin Luther King, Jr. “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” Saint Basil Recently, I went to fill […]

Right Now, Write Now

“Take notice! I’m about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things won’t be remembered, nor will they come to mind.” Isaiah 65:17 International Standard Bible “And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new ” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and […]

This Was the Year That Was  

This Was the Year That Was   “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein Have you noticed that television and almost everything we read in a Facebook post, Tweet or even this magazine has had repeated references to the trials and tribulations that have taken place this year? […]

Empath, My Path

It’s almost redundant to mention the challenges we are all dealing with that not only saturate our news feed but are taking an emotional toll on many of us as individuals. Although I usually endeavor to espouse the advice Don Miguel Ruiz offers …”don’t take anything personally” more often than not, I find that easier […]

Appreciation Day – 2017

Today mark’s the 21st annual Appreciation Day. Happy Appreciation Day!    Needn’t grab for your calendars to see how you managed to miss it–you heard it here first.  This ‘holy’day is a personal creation I launched for the August, 1996 edition of Agape’s Inner Visions magazine! My vision was to create one special day in the […]

Empty Nest ?

  “Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.” Marcus Aurelius Having not directed for many years, my recent experience with the play, “The Normal Heart”, provided me with great satisfaction and more grist for the spiritual mill than I had anticipated. The months of preparation and rehearsals tapped into maternal feelings […]

Oh, Good Grief…

Grief is one of the trickiest of all emotions.  Most of the time it is pretty straightforward but it can also pack a hidden punch, and catch one in the smallest of ways and when least expected. Recently,  a dear friend and colleague passed away at the age of 65.  As a young girl when […]

Spring Cleaning- April, 2017

SELF-Spring Cleaning – April, 2017 (This is a follow-up to the Sunday talk on 4-9-17) The onset of spring is a perfect opportunity to join with Mother Nature in releasing the old that no longer serves and embracing the greater fullness that wants to blossom in your life. “To change skins, evolve into new cycles, […]

Expanding Our Well-Fare, March 2017

Expanding Our Well-Fare “Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed, & rearranged to relocate us to the place we’re meant to be.”  Quotes & Thoughts When I first read that quote, I found it comforting and amusing because I was about to accept my post here at SFCSL. Yet, this week, it […]

Epiphany, 2017

In typical Christian traditions, Epiphany is Feast Day, a holy day. It is defined as: “A Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day; an appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity; a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality […]

Welcome to Appreciation Day, August 25, 2016

APPreciation Day — “The greatest craving of human nature is to be appreciated.” William James There was a particular cycle of my life when I was feeling very appreciative of the world around me and I was inspired to create my very own ‘official’ holiday.   I wanted to have a significant day where I (we) could acknowledge […]

Less Fear = FearLess

We have all heard diatribes and homilies about fear.  One of the more famous new thought definitions made popular by Terry Cole-Whittaker is F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real.  These days, many of us feel threatened by the deluge of false appearances or true facts that is saturating the news. From a recent online article […]