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Affluenza - It's Contagious!

 There's been a lot written in Unity and New Thought about prosperity - what it is and how to demonstrate it  being key topics.  This Sunday, September 29, we will be exploring some prosperity teachings presented in the book "In The Flow of Life" by Eric Butterworth as a part of our Unity Awakening 2013 series.  In this blog post, though, I wanted to present some ideas on the subject of prosperity from Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore.  See how these words resonate with you from The Revealing Word:

Navy Yard Shooting

Few things are more discouraging than turning on the television on a Monday morning and seeing news coverage of violence - even more discouraging when that violence occurs where we live and work.

On Monday, September 16 we had that exprierence as an armed individual took 12 lives, injured many others and was in turn killed at the Navy Yard in downtown Washington, DC.  It would seem that a secure installation would not be the location of such a crime, but we have been unpleasantly surprised before.

Decisions

Decisions, Decisions!

It’s wonderful serving as minister of a congregation-driven ministry. So many people have so many gifts to share... it really speaks to the power of intentional community to make a constructive impact on the world. No day goes by that I don’t give thanks for the amazing level of commitment and competency demonstrated by the individuals who make up the consciousness of Unity of Fairfax.

BFF, LOL, OMG

 I remember using the phone as a young person.  We had a rotary dial telephone, and making a call - or worse yet - several calls, could take a toll on my fingers.  Drag one number to the metal stop, then the next number, then the next number.  Long distance calls were a bear!  Then, things changed - my family got push button phones.  Things got really exciting when my mom got a Mickey Mouse phone.  She said it was to be used only for important calls in order to maintain perspective.

What's that Flag?

 On Sunday, August 4 a rainbow flag was attached to the Unity of Fairfax sign on Hunter Mill Road.  If you drive north a bit further, you’ll see another rainbow flag planted beside the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax sign.  What does it represent?  The purpose of this essay is to answer that question.

If You Can't Stand the Heat...

There's an old axiom that says, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!"  A simple saying that convey's a wealth of wisdom.

The saying implies that cooking is happening - a meal that will nourish someone or multiple someones is in the process of being prepared.  I've always thought that kitchens were comparable to chemistry labs.  If you think about it, that's what cooking is - edible chemistry.

Gay Marriage

When people ask how long Anthony and I have been together, I often jokingly reply, "Ours was an arranged gay marriage; in September we'll have our 23rd Anniversary."  Today, the reality of a legal "anniversary" took on a whole new meaning as the Supreme Court of the United States struck down as unconstitutional key provisions of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.  I always wondered why the legislation by that name didn't simply outlaw divorce - wouldn't that protect the institution of marriage?  Why prevent people who love each other from marrying?  I guess that point is moot now.  And fo

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