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Fill ‘er Up!

Fill ‘er Up!

by Rev. Duchess Dale

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” Continue Reading

Right Now, Write Now

Right Now, Write Now

“Take notice! I’m about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things won’t be remembered, nor will they come to mind.” Isaiah 65:17 International Standard Bible “And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new ” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and… Continue Reading

That Was the Year That Was

That Was the Year That Was

This Was the Year That Was   “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein Have you noticed that television and almost everything we read in a Facebook post, Tweet or even this magazine has had repeated references to the trials and tribulations that have taken place this year?… Continue Reading

Appreciation Day – 2017

Appreciation Day – 2017

Today mark’s the 21st annual Appreciation Day. Happy Appreciation Day!    Needn’t grab for your calendars to see how you managed to miss it–you heard it here first.  This ‘holy’day is a personal creation I launched for the August, 1996 edition of Agape’s Inner Visions magazine! My vision was to create one special day in the… Continue Reading

Empty Nest ?

Empty Nest ?

“Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.” Marcus Aurelius Having not directed for many years, my recent experience with the play, “The Normal Heart”, provided me with great satisfaction and more grist for the spiritual mill than I had anticipated. The months of preparation and rehearsals tapped into maternal feelings about… Continue Reading

Oh, Good Grief…

Oh, Good Grief…

Grief is one of the trickiest of all emotions.  Most of the time it is pretty straightforward but it can also pack a hidden punch, and catch one in the smallest of ways and when least expected. Recently,  a dear friend and colleague passed away at the age of 65.  As a young girl when… Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning- April, 2017

Spring Cleaning- April, 2017

SELF-Spring Cleaning – April, 2017 (This is a follow-up to the Sunday talk on 4-9-17) The onset of spring is a perfect opportunity to join with Mother Nature in releasing the old that no longer serves and embracing the greater fullness that wants to blossom in your life. “To change skins, evolve into new cycles,… Continue Reading

Expanding Our Well-Fare, March 2017

Expanding Our Well-Fare, March 2017

Expanding Our Well-Fare “Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed, & rearranged to relocate us to the place we’re meant to be.”  Quotes & Thoughts When I first read that quote, I found it comforting and amusing because I was about to accept my post here at SFCSL. Yet, this week, it… Continue Reading

Epiphany, 2017

Epiphany, 2017

In typical Christian traditions, Epiphany is Feast Day, a holy day. It is defined as: “A Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day; an appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity; a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality… Continue Reading

Welcome to Appreciation Day, August 25, 2016

Welcome to Appreciation Day, August 25, 2016

APPreciation Day — “The greatest craving of human nature is to be appreciated.” William James There was a particular cycle of my life when I was feeling very appreciative of the world around me and I was inspired to create my very own ‘official’ holiday.   I wanted to have a significant day where I (we) could acknowledge… Continue Reading

Less Fear = FearLess

Less Fear = FearLess

We have all heard diatribes and homilies about fear.  One of the more famous new thought definitions made popular by Terry Cole-Whittaker is F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real.  These days, many of us feel threatened by the deluge of false appearances or true facts that is saturating the news. From a recent online article… Continue Reading

Synchrodippity

Synchrodippity

Since I have such a fondness and focus upon ‘words’, I have quite the spontaneous predilection for also making up my own words that in my humble opinion, are more user friendly. Hence, the title of this week’s blog: Synchrodippity. If you allow yourself a moment, you quickly realize that my word is a synthesized… Continue Reading

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