Saturday, September 19, 2015

Volunteering: The Way to True Satisfaction, Joy, and Just Plain Fun!

Another Ride Connection trip for the folks at Town Center Village in Clackamas, Oregon, just south of Portland. We hopped over to the Oregon Zoo aboard TriMet's Blue and Green lines, plus a short stint on the Red line upon our return.

Everyone got a bite to eat and to see the elephants. That was the highlight of the trip.

Thanks, everyone, for allowing me to be your volunteer escort today.

(Your community needs you. Consider finding a way, or another way, to volunteer.)

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On the train with activities director Sam B.

Waiting under the 'Zoo' tree for me to escort them home..




Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Pardon Me, Are You Awake Yet?

Spiritual growth…

What the heck does that even mean? Well, let's find out together.

Rev. Richard Kent Matthews presents:


Pardon Me, Are You Awake Yet? 
Seven Spiritual Questions to Get You Up and Going…
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205 SE 181st Ave., Gresham, Oregon
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, 10:30 a.m.



Sunday, September 13, 2015

Can Science and Spirit Ever See Eye to Eye? Yes!

Spirit and science are not mutually exclusive. And, we can create a world where all can live in peace. First, a mind set change. This site. http://universespirit.org, may be helpful and useful to you if you are serious about a better heart, and better self, a better world. Here's an excerpt from the Manifesto:



Introduction
In order to have a co-creative community space where people can collaborate and cooperate effectively in their normal day-to-day activities or in their sharing of or search for secular or spiritual truth while discovering, creating and personalizing that truth it is necessary to have a safe and collaborative environment with wise and healthy yet flexible boundaries. A safe and collaborative environment with appropriate boundaries creates the basic social agreements, shared community. culture and values and procedural and organizational flow and harmony essential to effective learning, creating and maintaining healthy individual and communities. And, equally as important this safe and collaborative environment also acts to gracefully manage naturally arising conflicts in secular facts, ideas and spiritual beliefs in an optimized way in order that the community may effectively move in unity toward its stated goals.
Over the last 10 years we have evolved the Open Source Spirituality Manifesto to help us achieve that optimal safe environment for learning, collaboration and cooperation for individual and community secular and spiritual development within the omni-denominational and trans-denominational Evolution Spirituality movement. We have been surprised by how many of the manifesto's principles can be adapted (with a bit of extrapolation,) directly to secular matters within the community as well.