Wise Words – Living Wills and Advance Directives

Submitted by Dr Becky Wise Living Wills and Advance Directives are legal documents that detail the instructions for your care in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself. These documents guide your family and health care providers in making choices on your behalf when you can’t due to injury, terminal illness, […]

Message of Faith – Wholehearted Living

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden Wholehearted Living I’ve got great news for you! There is nothing you need to get in order to live fully in your heart and fulfill your purpose in being the light of the world. Isn’t that great news? You may be thinking, “That’s fine, but […]

Message of Faith – Sacred Service: To Community

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden (Part 5 in a series on Sacred Service) Sacred Service: To Community As human beings, we are designed for relationship. It is in relationship with one another that we have the opportunity to put into practice the spiritual Principles and teachings of Unity as modeled […]

Message of Faith – Sacred Service – To Sentient Beings

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden (Part 4 in a series on Sacred Service) Sacred Service—To Sentient Beings Unity poet laureate, James Dillet Freeman, has a beautiful writing in The Hilltop Heart in which he asks God to bless every living thing. “And God asked, ‘But what is not a living […]

Message of Faith – Sacred Service To Me

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden (Part 3 in a series on Sacred Service) Sacred Service—To Self I often hear that we live in a self-centered world. More and more people are engaged in what has been described as narcissistic behavior. From selfies to Facebook postings of what I am eating […]

Message of Faith – Sacred Service to God

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden (Part 2 in a series on Sacred Service) Sacred Service—To God In Teach Us To Pray, James Dillet Freeman tells us, “Whoever serves love, whoever serves intelligence, whoever serves life– he serves God.” How do you serve God from moment to moment, from day to […]

Message of Faith – Free To Be Me!

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden (Part 1 in a series on Sacred Service) Sacred Service: Free to be Me! Joseph Campbell has said, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” That is quite a statement, and it lends itself to the importance of asking the question, “Who […]

Sacred Service

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden From the website sacredserviceonline.com, we read, “Sacred service begins with the knowledge that everything and everyone in the universe is a unique sign of Divine Beauty, Power and Perfection. Gradually this knowledge grows into love for all as one. Then, this radiant love blossoms into […]

The Power of Commitment

This weeks Message of Faith submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden In early March, a photo made its rounds on the internet with the news that it was the first photo to capture light in its dual nature as both a particle and a wave. Sir Isaac Newton held the theory that light traveled as a […]

Vision

Submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden In the Gospel of Mathew, chapter 5, verse 14, Jesus tells us, “You are the light of the world!” At Unity Spiritual Center, we view Jesus not as the great exception but as the great example. As we open up to the idea that he taught us by example what […]

The Hope of Easter

Submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, has said, “The resurrection takes place in us every time we realize the indwelling life that is connecting us to God. A new flood of life comes to all who open their minds and their bodies to the living word of God.” Easter’s resurrection is […]

No Worries….

Submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden I don’t know about you, but to me time seems to fly by at record speeds. As I write this, summer only began 6 days ago, and yet it feels like summer is already half over! We have all had the experience of time moving faster the older we get. […]

Is there FROG in Your Life

Submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden Anything that we take on in life requires practice. From the time we are small, we master that which we are willing to invest time, energy and practice. From learning to walk, to read, to write, to ride a bike, and to drive a car, as you practice, you get […]

Power Struggle

Submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden In the Gospel of Luke 18:27, Jesus reminded us, “What is impossible for man, is possible for God.” How often do you try to manipulate, control and maneuver your life to make it fit a particular outcome, only to be frustrated, angry, and stressed out! I don’t know about you, […]

The Humbling Hubble

Submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden In 2004, the Hubble Ultra Deep Field revealed an amazing discovery. Scientists aimed the Hubble telescope at a small patch of sky the size of an eraser tip on a pencil held out at arm’s length. A regular earth based telescope revealed nothing but black space. In this particular observation, […]

The Circle of Life

Submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden What happens to me after I die? Where was I before I was born? Does life exist beyond this body? These are the questions that we hold regarding the continuity of life. The answers to these questions remain a mystery. Yet all of the great Spiritual teachers and traditions teach […]

Oh, Hell

. Submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden I’m choosing heaven today, how about you? This choice is not about some future location I am hoping to get to. Perhaps you think that choosing heaven today will give you hope that you will experience heaven some day after you die. What I am talking about is choosing […]

Learning to Breathe

Submitted by Rev. Joanne Rowden Having just finished watching the Showtime series, “The Tudors” on netflix, I am impressed with the discussion that continues through this day. What is Christianity? Who has the authority to speak for God and what God desires for us? What about those that do not see things as I do? […]