Thursday, October 27, 2016

If You're Not Giving, You're Not Really Living!

Here I am, escorting a group of seniors to a concert, downtown Portland.


"You can render [to] God and humanity no greater
service than to make the most of yourself."
Wallace Wattles
The Science of Getting Rich

By Richard Kent Matthews

A quote usually attributed to Abraham Lincoln says "The best way to help the poor is to not become one of them," or something to that effect. 

I agree.

One of the best ways to get your mind off your own problems is to volunteer. So many organizations are in need of folks like you to bring your talents, skills, and smiling face into their teams and programs.

You can go to VolunteerMatch.org, enter your city, and find a treasure trove of opportunities. 

Not only will you be serving the world, you will benefit as well.  You cannot give without it returning to you.

It's the Law! 




Monday, October 24, 2016

The Irresistible, Progressive New Thought Church/Congregation/Family

How to be a great force for good in the world...



Most of my readers know that I am an ordained Independent New Thought minister. Lots of groups, organizations, and churches call themselves New Thought and continue to a good work in the world.

But are you irresistible? Are you attractive? What is your agenda, New Thought people? Are they beating a path to your door? 

The Irresistible New Thought Church:

  1. Hungers for the Presence. There is only One Power and it is the Center of Focus. It resides in everything.
  2. Remembers who and what it really is.
  3. Lives first from the heart/mind.
  4. Practices ongoing gratitude.
  5. Promotes healthy relationships with each other and the world. Is inclusive regardless of gender, race, religion, orientation, or history.
  6. Is always learning, never closed, open to new information and experience.
  7. Promotes spiritual awareness and self feeding.
  8. Connects everything to Spirit and Soul.
  9. Chooses to love in PRACTICE, condemns no one.
  10. Takes risks, reaches out.
  11. Remains humble. (No one has ALL the truth.)
  12. Has a plan, sets goals, and remains flexible.
  13. Embraces change and growth.
  14. Lives in the moment, sees (creates) tomorrow, releases the past while learning from it.
The bottom line: The New Thought church reaches out gently, in love, to the community, never pushy, always welcoming. 

Is that you, New Thought church?