The song "Whistle While You Work" came from the 1938 Disney animated cartoon movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. To us today, a full-length animated feature is nothing unusual, but what many of us don't know is that it was the first of its kind, and Walt Disney faced tremendous opposition when he announced his plans to make such a film. Work begain in 1934 and continued until his studio nearly ran out of money in 1937. In order to secure additional funding, he had to show a rough cut of the movie to loan officers.
Birmingham, Alamaba was not a place I had ever planned to visit. And here I am. And my heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude for the experience.
I came because I serve as mentor minister to Rev. Christine Perry, licenesed Unity minister, who will be cleared for ordination in March 2015. Rev. Christine is a earning her ordination through Unity Worldwide Ministries' Field Licensing Program. She and her husband Rev. Charles Perry are the ministers at Unity of Birmingham.
Have you ever had the experience of "everything" seemingly happening at once? You know, "when it rains it pours"?
Well, I sure have, and, to be quite frank, I that's not my preferred way of operating.
More often than not, when we have this type of experience, it's not because we've won the lottery, found a new love, discovered buried treasure and manifested the body we've always wanted. It's more like, well, you know what I mean...
On Sunday, August 10 at Unity of Fairfax we will complete our five-part talk series based on Rev. Ellen Debenport's book, The Five Principles, with Rev. Ellen herself giving the message. I hope you can be there - I know I'm definitely looking forward to it!
On Sunday, August 3, we will continue our five-part Sunday talk series at Unity of Fairfax by examining the fourth principle: Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life. (This is a version languaged for children and teens.)
This Sunday, July 27 will be the 3rd installment of our 5-part talk series based on the book "The Five Principles" by Rev. Ellen Debenport. Wow! I'm having my own internal Unity revival!
And - double wow - I'm facilitating the "Keys to the Kingdom" class on Tuesday nights. We just had our 3rd of 7 sessions on Tuesday night.
Suffice it to say, my mind and heart are filled to the brim with Truth principles and the desire to share them.
Starting on Sunday, July 13, I will be presenting a 5-part talk series based on the book "The Five Principles" by Unity minister Rev. Ellen Debenport. Rev. Ellen left Unity of Fairfax several years ago to go to Unity ministerial school. What's really exciting is that Rev. Ellen herself will present the last of the talk series on August 10. Be sure to be there!
It's the Independence Day holiday weekend, and I wish everyone a safe, fun and meaningful celebration!
Well, my goodness. I never thought that in my career as a Unity minister I would prsent a Sunday message that had as its key points embarrassment, humiliation, guilt and shame. And that's exactly what happened on Sunday, June 15 at Unity of Fairfax.
I'm writing from the Annual Unity People's Convention at Overland Park, Kansas. This is the once-a-year gathering of Unity Ministers, Licensed Unity Teachers, Spiritual Leaders and lay persons active in the Unity Movement. And it has been a monumental experience.