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Prosperity Part 2

In spite of a weather forecast of freezing rain and ice, the intrepid Prosperity class at Unity of Fairfax met on Tuesday, Februray 4.  Recall that the start of the series was postponed on account of a winter storm, then this.  Why does all this bad weather always happen to us?

What?!  Why does all this bad weather always happen to us?

Who said that?!

Prosperity Part 2

In spite of a weather forecast of freezing rain and ice, the intrepid Prosperity class at Unity of Fairfax met on Tuesday, Februray 4.  Recall that the start of the series was postponed on account of a winter storm, then this.  Why does all this bad weather always happen to us?

What?!  Why does all this bad weather always happen to us?

Who said that?!

Prosperity Part 1

 After a week's delay owing to inclement weather, the Unity class "Prosperity" began on Tuesday night, January 28.  "Prosperity," based on the book of the same title by Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore, is a collection of Unity's key teachings that, when put into practice, will lead one to a fulfilling life.

Rest and Renew

 Like many of my ministerial colleagues, I'm taking some vacation time in early January.  Once the Advent season begins, its quite a dash to complete the holiday season - special servies, lots of parties, and even a little holiday-inspired drama.  Fortunately, our training prepares us to be ready to embrace the season in all its glory.

No Longer, Not Yet

My ministerial colleague Rev. Temple Hayes uses an expression to describe the in-between times in our lives.  She calls it the "no longer and not yet."  I'm sure we've all been there a time or two, and often it is an uncomfortable position to be in.  Fortunately, it is always temporary.

Christmas Gifts

 If you read our sign on Hunter Mill Road last you, you may recall it said, "Let love be the gift you give this Christmas."  With all the commercialism of the season, people sometimes get caught up in what they can buy for their loved ones.  One thought, and one way to interpret the message on the sign, is to not give things at all - give love.  Love can take many forms such as a hug, a kind word, an act of kindess, a willingness to forgive among them.

Mandela Moment

 Nelson Mandela is quoted to have said, "After climbing a great hill, one finds that there are many more hills to climb."  He should know; he climbed many.

The world is mourning the loss of and celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. Although I never met the man, I have cried because he is now gone.  He stood out as a hero among humanity - a leader who inspired, and continues to inspire - greatness in the hearts and minds of men, women and children.

Advent Adventure

 Sunday, December 1, marked the beginning of the Advent season, the four week period of spiritual preparation that leads to Christmas.  Each of the four weeks has a theme dictated by Christian tradition.  In the traditional Church, the theme of the first week is "hope," but Unity has opted to replace "hope" with "faith." 

Veteran's Day and Unity

 This Monday, November 11 is Veteran's Day - a day of giving thanks to the veterans who have served our nation.  My dad is a vet, and I have a neice and nephews who are currently, or have served, in the military.  I pray daily that all of our personnel may come home safely to enjoy long and fulfilling lives with their loved ones.

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