Where Are Our Roots?

Where Are Our Roots? Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden In Southern Utah there is a tree that spans 106 acres and is anywhere from 80,000 to 1 million years old. That tree, known as Pando (Latin for I spread) looks like a grove of 40,000 individual aspen trees. In reality, however, those 40,000 aspen trees […]

The Source Of Our Existence

The source of our existence Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden God stands under all of creation. It appears that quantum physics may be offering us a bridge between science and spirituality. In the November, 2003 issue of Ode Magazine Tijn Touber shares with us the amazing promises of the zero point field. Way back in […]

From The Destruction, New Life Arises

Destruction to New Life Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden The Great Original Design is the Divine process of creation that stands under all life as it unfolds in mysterious ways! In observing nature, destruction is a part of the design of creation. Consider the Lodgepole pine. In 1988 thousands of acres of Lodgepole pines were […]

How Will You Change?

How will you change? Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden As I write this column, 2011 is quickly coming to a close. I was thinking this morning about how the very idea of one year ending and another beginning is simply a collective illusion that all of us have agreed to! In reality, we decided when […]

A Message of the Season

A Message of the Season Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden On December 22, just past midnight, the winter solstice will occur. We typically know this to be the shortest or darkest day in the year. The sun has finally completed its movement to reach the southernmost point in the sky. Throughout human history the solstice […]

Is There Order In Your Life?

Is There Order In Your Life? Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden We are in the midst of another Christmas Season, this season in which we celebrate light. Many Spiritual paths include a celebration of light at this time of year. Symbolically, we are reminded in this darkest time of the year that the light always […]

Where Is Your Focus?

Where Is Your Focus? Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden In the 17th chapter of Luke, verse 21 Jesus tells us that the Kingdom of God is within us. Although many of us hope that once we leave this earthly existence we will enter a place of heavenly reward, Jesus indicates in this scripture that there […]

Imagine The Possibilities!

Imagine The Possibilities! Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden What vision are you allowing to unfold in your life? In Unity we define the Kingdom of Heaven as the consciousness of ever-expanding good. Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God was within and all around us. In other words, there is no need to wait for […]

Tell Me More

Tell Me More. Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden I have always been someone who has not been comfortable with conflict. I remember even as a child being a peace maker. As I have grown, however, I have come to understand that there can be value in conflict when it is viewed from a fresh perspective. […]

At Peace With Yourself

At Peace With Yourself Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden There is one person who has been a constant in your life from the moment you were born until the moment you will die…yourself! You are the person that you spend the most time with. The relationship that you cultivate with yourself will be reflected within […]

Who Pushes Your Buttons?

Who Pushes Your Buttons? Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden I don’t know about you, but I’ve often noticed that the very ones that I say I love the most are the very ones that I forget to being loving with…my family. One simple example showed up after my ordination last year. Kind and generous words […]

Celebrate Life

Celebrate Life! Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden Life is meant to be celebrated! What comes up within you when you hear that statement? Lots of things come to my mind. Have you seen the news lately; you do know that the world economy is a mess don’t you; don’t stick your head in the sand; […]

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden With the anniversary of September 11, I have been in the question of asking, “What lessons have I learned in the past 10 years?” We have been bombarded with the media’s focus on those events that unfolded. Perhaps you have heard and seen enough and are ready to […]

Believe All Is Possible

Believe all is possible Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden Rabindranath Tagore has said, “I slept and dreamt that life was joy, I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold service was joy.” The Spiritual Teachers throughout time have taught a life of service. In serving others, we serve God. It is […]

In All Things Give Thanks

In all things give thanks Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden Byron Katie, author of Loving What Is, tells us, “The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is.” How often do you find yourself arguing with what is occurring in the moment? • “My children should call me […]

Meditation

Meditation Contributed by: Rev. Joanne Rowden This past week I was visiting one of my favorite markets. As is typical, I struck up a conversation with the “produce girl.” We often exchange a few words as I am picking out the perfect banana or avocado for my week. The conversation is often typical, “Is it […]

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