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The Art of the Deal

The Art of the Deal

I have been thinking a lot lately about politics as the chaos continues to swirl around us. I’ve been reading a good bit about President Trump, as anyone following the news will do, and I found myself considering his book, The Art of the Deal. The Art of the Deal It’s such an American paradigm – such a pervasive notion of success in life. What makes us successful, happy, and fulfilled. If we can reach that pinnacle of success, manage the art of the deal, if we can close that deal, we’ll be happy, successful,

What Makes A Hero?

Wonder Woman - A Hero for All Time

Today’s post is the first in a series entitled “The Hero in the Mirror.” Spoiler alert – I’m talking about you. I had to ask myself at the beginning of this series why I wanted to talk about heroism, about each of us growing into heroes and why that matters. It’s an unusual subject for a series, I thought. I chose it because at the end of the day, my goal is to remind you who you are. I’d like to rekindle for you the knowledge that, as Joseph Campbell put it, “you as you

Making Mom Proud: Living Lives That Matter

Welcome, and happy Mother’s Day, to all who are mothers, who celebrate their mothers, and in celebration of the mother-energy available to all of us, regardless of our gender or state of parenthood. Mothers hold a unique place in our minds and hearts. When we reflect on sacrifice, unconditional love, constancy, patience, humor – it’s our mothers who come to mind, or the image we have of motherhood itself. I recently read about a teacher who had a middle school science class studying magnets, and on the test she asked for a six letter word

Path to Peace

“The Path to Peace” is a new series aimed at exploring different aspects of peace. Today, we are going to look at inner peace, a quality that we all hope to achieve. On Mother’s Day our topic will be how we live those peaceful, compassionate lives that make our mothers proud. Finally, in our third week we are going to take what I like to call the balcony view, and examine what our communities and our world might look like if we lived from a place of peace. On the fourth Sunday, we’re happy to

From Darkness to Light

From Darkness to Light

The journey from darkness into light. This is the last installment on our series ‘The Hero in the Mirror,’ and it is fitting that we have saved the hardest for last. In previous weeks we’ve learned that we can leave the unfamiliar, say yes to the unknown, and find the power to imagine, envision, and give birth to new opportunity. This time, I want to talk about the darkness we all carry within and how that darkness can lead us to the light. Facing Our Secret Demons Today we face the most terrifying demons that

The Prospering Hero by Rev. Sydney Magill (April 23, 2017)

Who is The Prospering Hero? Two weeks ago Rev. Melanie talked about the use of our imaginations to create the lives we are here to live. Last week, Easter Sunday, she talked about rolling away the stone to let our light shine. But what is that stone that blocks our way all about? We created it so it is up to us to remove it. Especially when it comes to our finances. We are the heroes of our own lives . . . . . . and just like the heroes of old, whether we