Saturday, December 31, 2005

Mz E's message for the New Year

"Truth makes a new creature, in whom old things pass away and 'all things are become new.'"

Yes! Yes! Yes! This is for me.
The new me now - in fact, a new me every day
would be wonderful.
I don't make "resolutions"
I Do look forward to
more Truth demonstrated
in/through my life.

How are you doing?
Got any new thoughts to share?


Thursday, December 29, 2005

Near You

The Daily Word today is "Near You."
That's good, except, the thought accompanying was personal.
I can't begin to feel it is sincere.
I would have discounted it altogether except there are people I feel that way about.
My thinking does not (yet) extend to everyone I know
(maybe the author of the thought today is able to do that.
Now, that kind of LOVING is certainly worth considering as a personal goal.
Still, I can not yet believe - or do that- YET)
Still, there are many -
in fact, most, people I know or encounter -
or even learn about through some story or media -
I feel that way towards. I stop and pray for them,
with them if they seem to be reaching for the Spiritual in the story I am knowing.
So, I can consider thinking this way towards and about others.
What I am most able to do is KNOW God is NEAR ME -
God is near Us.
This thinking is easy enough for me.
Even when my thinking separates us,
God does not. God Loves us all -
individually and collectively as if each one of us was a personal favorite.
Completely and Eternally - that's the best part.
When I can't believe or accept that the stranger is communicating to me -
I KNOW God means it - He is always Near.
This works for me -
God is Near Me
God is Near You
God is With Us.
(In Us, Beside Us, Through Us, As Us)
Here's my favorite thought for a moment -
2006 is the Glory Year
It's a modern prophesy
I choose to accept:
"There will be times when the glory cloud falls and completely fills a church. It will boil out of the doors of the church and go all over the neighborhood. People will be standing out in the street and won't be able to see one another. It will glisten and be so glorious that people will see sickness and disease running off of their bodies." He also said, "It is a time that we've all been praying for. So rejoice and enjoy it saith the Father, because I do all things for you to enjoy. So have fun in the glory and heal the sick and raise the dead and go with Me and see if you can stay up with Me saith the Lord." - Kenneth Copeland
Isaiah 60:1-2 "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee."
It reads to me - that it's time for
"These Things and Greater Things You Will Do"
What do you think?

Monday, December 26, 2005


Hanukkah - Kwanza
Lights - Candles

We went out to do a couple of chores.
There were so many people out doing similar things.
Places were crowded.
It was interesting trying to keep some kind of inner balance.
How did Jesus do it?
Well, first of all, he didn't.
He didn't look at mall parking lots with a hired security directing the flow
and trying to keep people from expressing themselves violently.
He didn't have this media push to purchase 'til you drop.
I bet Jesus would be surprised to see some of the stuff -
most of it has some type of loving expression to it -
but, lots of it is done with the idea of Jesus as it's originator.

It's easier to see how people would get ruffled up by the "Jesus" idea when they feel pressure to purchase. Plenty of people will purchase so much they will still be paying on the bills this time next year. C'mon. That can't be balanced. That isn't anything close to what's mentioned in the gospels.

I admit, I'm not the best with crowds. people never believe me when I admit this because I've been an entertainer all my life. Still, it's true.

I'll go for the idea of the candles, the lights, the hope, joy illumination.
Give me a carol to sing and a quiet place to read, or think, or write.

Thank You for being in my heart, Lord.
I love You.
I know all the rest will sort itself out.

'bye for now.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Buena Noche

We are at Unity Christ Church this evening at 7p.
There will be candle lighting and caroling.
You are invited to join us.
In fact, I want you to know I hope you will be there.
I'll be watching for you.
You can join your hopes and dreams with ours.
It will be beautiful.
If you can't be with us.
I still hope you hold your hopes and dreams in your heart
and I will add mine and it will still be beautiful.
Blessed Christmas.
Love to You.


Friday, December 23, 2005

Can You Join Us?

So many unexpected changes have occurred this year. I started out KNOWING how everything would work out a certain (wonderful) way. It is, afterall, the "Year Of Overflow." Well, overflow, it certainly has. I mean, this year has been a virtual FLOOD. By Valentine's Day I realized the plan I had so carefully put into place wasn't going to come to pass - at least, not in any recognizable way. Then I moved from adventure to adventure - always fully supported by My Lord - (as we say "The Lord of My Heart.") Here I am, looking at the celebrations coming up and preparing my heart for More Christ - I understand this year better and I'm overwhelmed by God's tremendous LOVE for me - for us all. Yes, just as Promised, this year is overflowing with God's Goodness and This Plan is so much better, happier, fuller than the one I thought I wanted.

I hope you are looking back and finding LOTS & LOTS totally directed by God and that your heart is feeling flooded with gratitude. I just hope you are happy.

Anyway, we are participating in a Unity Candlelighting Service Christmas Eve - I want to invite you. If you don't live close, I invite you to a service somewhere close to your home. You'll like it, I'm pretty sure. You don't have to be Christian to enjoy it. The celebration is MORE than a religion thing. It's a GOD thing, a LOVE thing, a LIGHT (Illumination) thing - and, if you are predisposed to love a spiritual life, you'll be comfortable. Besides, I'd personally like it if you would lend your light to mine. I'm learning to do the same for you - where ever you are.

Here's where we'll be: - It's Saturday evening, 7p.
I'll remember to think about you - even if you can't make it - when I light my candle and place it next to the others. Merry Christmas - Happy Happy whatever YOU may be celebrating this time of year and . . . . A wonderful year of fulfillment in the days to come -


Thursday, December 22, 2005

Joyful Thursday

I'm learning it doesn't matter what anyone says - or has to offer - especially if they "slam" you. What matters is your own heart. What matters most is what God has to say. God is LOVE. God is YES! and SO IT IS! Anyone having any other action or word to express - well, they are just sharing a limited opinion - generally because they are full of their little ideas and want to be right, in control or feel more important than everyone around them. That's unfortunate - but - it's "error thinking" and there isn't a single one of us that has to accept it. We don't even have to take offense, or point it out, or "discuss' or view. If, like me, you are still working out your own path, you can mull it over, or take it to Spirit and let it be worked out. What a PERFECT time to go about personal, Spiritual growth - here during the time of JOY. I aim to "fan the flame of JOY." I aim to become what is possible for me. (I hope to do so in a positive, way showing manner so I eventually demonstrate God's Peace.)
I first saw this picture on the Scotsman website - I tried to purchase a copy to put on my wall - but, it didn't work out. That was a very long time ago - maybe two years. I was overjoyed to see it again. It was on a seller page on eBay - of all places. It wasn't for sale, just an expression to generate attention - doesn't it look happy? I really enjoy this view. If I DO find it for sale. I'll still put it on my wall.

That silver headed lady with the Saint - it's me.

Every year I get to introduce Saint Nicholas to the children Guess what? They understand His message so well,

they bring gifts for Him to distribute to others -

I really enjoy helping.


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Thank you, Andrea

"Those of you who are scattered,simplify your worrying lives. There is onerighteousness: Water the fruit trees,and don't water the thorns." Rumi

"Mad with thirst, he can drink from the streamrunning so close by his face. He's like a pearlon the deep bottom, wondering, inside his shell,Where's the ocean?" Rumi

Exactly What I needed today.


Monday, December 19, 2005

What a day!

I had a perfect day and an interesting night. Have I forgotten this is the week of JOY? Yes, I think maybe I'd let it slip. Sunday it was suggested I take a prescription - the kind you can't overdose on and the more you take it - the better life gets. The idea is to think the improved thought. For instance, since I noticed I let the celebration of JOY slip, I can now remember and think, "I fan the flame of JOY which replaces sorrow. I am bubbling over with JOY right now!"

Okay, I'm doing that right now. Did you remember theweeks included "Gifts of the Heart?" They are:
Hope - Peace - Love - Joy.
I sure could use a dose of Christ right now.
"I listen to the voice of Christ in my life."
Hurry up Christmas, be born brand new in me. . . please.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Monday, December 12, 2005

Three Candle Monday

Have we not all One Father? Hath not one God created us?
How's Advent going for you? Are you seeing great things while you "watch?" Do some of your days seem better than others? (Oh, that might mean I'm not the only human out here.) Are you looking to make a better life for yourself in the near future? (I am.) How are you going about it? Are you being that future person in some way now? (I am.) Well, don't give up and I won't either. Then we both know somewhere we have a partner believing. Well, happy three candle week.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Saturday, December 10, 2005

S&H vii:1-2

To those leaning on the sustaining infinite,
today is big with blessing.

Mz E


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

S&H 494:10-11

Divine Love
always has met and
always will meet every
human need.
Mz. E

Monday, December 05, 2005

Saint Nicholas Eve

He came again this year.
He knows how much
the children of Saint Louis love him
and somehow he always finds time to visit with us.
I'm told (on good authority) that he arrives on earth
via a golden chord somewhere in Czechoslovakia.
I don't know how he gets here so fast, but he does, every year.
Thank you Dear Saint Nicholas for another wonderful (if brief) visit.


Sunday, December 04, 2005

Friday, December 02, 2005

First Friday

I am looking at the many ways Love has improved my life. I am remembering all the adjustments in my thinking and actions and I am thinking of all the beautiful things I have experienced on ordinary days. There have been plenty of times people have waved, smiled, shared and connected especially during the bus rides throughout the city. I know this is LOVE (Christ) in action. I want to tell everyone of the Good implemented in my world through and because of this Love.

I'm looking for Christ with my eyes, heart and words.

Happy Advent.