Message of Faith – The Power of Faith

Message of Faith – The Power of Faith

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden The Power of Faith While at Unity Convention in Overland Park, KS last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop presented by Sharif Abdullah who has authored several books including Creating a World that Works for All. In his TED Talk, Sharif […]

Message of Faith – The Launch—Soaring Free

Message of Faith – The Launch—Soaring Free

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden The Launch—Soaring Free In Halfway Up the Mountain, Martha Smock tells us, “As you let Spirit take over in you, as you give your life, your needs, your desires over to God, the way of freedom will not only be revealed to you but the […]

Message of Faith – Breaking Free

Message of Faith – Breaking Free

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden The entire life cycle of the butterfly is a powerful metaphor for the process of transformation. As the butterfly breaks free from the chrysalis, there continue to be wonderful lessons to learn. While the butterfly is in the chrysalis stage, the internal changes are hard […]

Message of Faith – Our Unlimited Capacity To Rise Again

Message of Faith – Our Unlimited Capacity To Rise Again

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden Our Unlimited Capacity To Rise Again In Keep A True Lent, Charles Fillmore tells us, “Every time we rise to the realization of eternal, indwelling life, making union with the Father-Mind, the resurrection of Jesus takes places within us. All thoughts of limitation and inevitable […]

Message of Faith – In Life Many Deaths

Message of Faith – In Life Many Deaths

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden One of the things that I so love about Unity is the ability to embrace the mystery without the need to explain it away. Death is one of those mysteries. What we are promised through the death and resurrection of Jesus is eternal life. I […]

Message of Faith – Building Authentic Community

Message of Faith – Building Authentic Community

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden Building Authentic Community Human beings are made for relationships. We have an innate desire to belong. We have a variety of communities to plug into like our families, our churches, our work, and our network of friends. Given the choice, many individuals choose to join […]

Message of Faith – Accentuate the Positive

Message of Faith – Accentuate the Positive

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden The Hebrew word for gratitude is “Hakarat Hatov” which means recognizing the good. As you and I focus on gratitude throughout our day, we open ourselves to recognizing the good that is always present in every moment. Studies have revealed that your brain sees what […]

Message of Faith – Revenge Is Not So Sweet

Message of Faith – Revenge Is Not So Sweet

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden Revenge is Not So Sweet In the Hebrew scriptures, in the book of Exodus, the law is given, “But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot […]

Message of Faith – Peace Around the World

Message of Faith – Peace Around the World

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden Every day we hear the news of chaos and drama that is unfolding across our planets. Wars continue as refugees are displaced. Terrorism strikes both abroad and at home. At over 50% of our total spending, the defense budget of the United States overwhelms any […]

Message of Faith – What Is Heaven?

Message of Faith – What Is Heaven?

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden There is a wonderful picture of the laughing Buddha Hotei in which he is pointing at the moon. The idea behind the picture is that the finger pointing at the moon is not the moon. Osho has said, “Always remember, the truth cannot be said, […]

Message of Faith – Your Real Work

Message of Faith – Your Real Work

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden Your Real Work This past Monday we celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. One of his most famous quotes is, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Jesus taught us […]

Message of Faith – Honor the Sabbath

Message of Faith – Honor the Sabbath

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden Honor the Sabbath When I was growing up, Sunday was a family day filled with sharing time together attending church, eating a meal, and simply enjoying the day. It was the one day a week my dad never worked. It was the one day of […]

Message of Faith – Practicing the Presence

Message of Faith – Practicing the Presence

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden Throughout life, all of us have times of practice. Perhaps you have practiced playing piano, of softball. Perhaps you’ve practiced karate or singing. When I was about 10, I began practicing the guitar. I learned how to place my finger on the frets, how to […]