Pastor’s Desk

Pastor's Desk

This is our Reset

If you know anything about me, you know I'm an optimist. I'm also impatient and look for ways to evolve. I don't like standing still. And for so long, I've felt that religious practice has been "standing still." Even among newer groups, denominations, and...

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Committing to Your Soul

What is a soul? For some, it's an actual mass that is transmitted at death. Many have tried to weigh the soul, but none have provided clear proof that the soul exists as a transitory matter apart of us. And that's because the soul is us. I'm not excited...

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Those of us in Austin and Travis County are now under a proclaimed "Shelter-in-Place" order. We're encouraged to stay at home except for the most necessary reasons. Most businesses are shuttered for the time being. The church is also closed. Normally, on...

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The Epidemic Upon Us

While we would enjoy considering the recent Coronavirus outbreak as something outside our sphere of normal life, the fact is that just a bit of extra vigilance and common sense hygiene may help us survive what the WHO announced today is a pandemic. We do want to...

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We Grow Through Change

We have boxes and boxes of photos and videos stacked in our garage. When I have time to sift through them, I feel at times a loss of that which has passed. I remember playing tag throughout my hometown of Crosbyton, Texas; buying 10¢ toys at Woolworths; cruising...

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The Season of Lent

In preparation for our next series, “The Christ Life,” and because of the Lent season, I picked up Keep a True Lent by Charles Fillmore from our lending library. It’s a marvelous collection of Fillmore’s writings on the subject, as well as 40 daily...

Season of Lent
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5 Step Prayer Process

UNITY’S 5 STEP PRAYER PROCESS Step 1. Recognition When we pray, we recognize that God is all there is. A Course in Miracles states: “We say ‘God is,’ and then we cease to speak, for in that knowledge words are meaningless. There are no lips to speak them, and no...

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Affirmative Prayer Power

The key to affirmative prayer is praying from a position of power. What’s Your Starting Position when you Pray? When did you first learn to pray? What method did you use for getting God’s attention? Some of us might have come out of a prayer tradition that sounded...

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The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us—the illusion, the connection and the Oneness Sometimes we forget and believe the illusion of separation. Sometimes we forget that we are spiritual beings having an earthly experience. That is why we are here together—to remind each other of what we...

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The Goodness of Affirmations

What good are affirmations really? Throughout the Unity and New Thought movement, the idea of repeating short positive statements is popular. What good do these little statements do anyway? Affirmations have power. Words have power.  Every word you say is an...

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