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Charter Chatter

August 29, 2009

Core Wisdom On-Line
The Electronic Newsletter of Hal Isen & Associates, Inc.

hal@corewisdom.comHal Isen 2004
Number 102 – August 27, 2009

BE – DISSOLVE – CREATE : An Evening of Core Wisdom – Sept. 16, 2009If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday, September 16th, I invite you to join me for An Evening of Core Wisdom from 7:15pm to 10:30pm in Corte Madera, CA.Nothing is more practical for living an intentional, creative life of love, joy, and miraculous unfoldings than to BE a living, aware embodiment of the principles of Creation. That is what occurs when you allow your inner core wisdom to guide your actions.The focus of the evening will be to directly illuminate your ability to live from your Core Wisdom in all areas of your life; to realize your capacity at each instant to dissolve all blocks, limitations, and attachments to the past, and to create and embrace each moment of NOW simply by fully allowing yourself to BE your true nature. When you embrace the truth of Being, then Dissolving an Creating arise naturally.

In focusing the evening on the practical nature of Core Wisdom, you are the ones who will determine the topics or areas of life that are addressed in our 3 hours together. Bring whatever issues or questions you want to address, and we will use them to demonstrate the power and effectiveness of the Core Wisdom principles to all of life.

Expect lots of dissolving and creating to occur during the evening!

Spaces in An Evening of Core Wisdom are limited, so I recommend that you register ASAP,

Event: An Evening of Core Wisdom

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Times: 7:15pm PDT to 10:30pm PDT

Location: The Best Western Corte Madera Inn, Corte Madera, CA

Tuition: $30 

How to Register: to register for An Evening of Core Wisdom, go to www.corewisdom.com/register, fill out the registration form completely and click the “Send” button at the bottom of the page. Your registration will be automatically sent to Hal Isen & Associates, Inc.(If you’re not on the Core Wisdom electronic mailing list, registering will also give you an opportunity to sign up).

Tuition may be paid by credit card (MC, Visa, or Amex) or by check. To pay by credit card: fill in the information on the registration form, or if you prefer, you may call in the credit card information (name, account #, expiration date, and billing address) to our dedicated secure telephone number, 202-237-7004. To pay by check: make the check payable to Hal Isen & Associates, Inc., and mail to: Hal Isen & Associates, Inc., 2746 Unicorn Lane NW, Washington, DC 20015. When your registration and tuition payment have both been received, a space will be reserved and guaranteed for An Evening of Core Wisdom.

Spaces in the evening session are limited. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions, email us at info@corewisdom.com or call 202-237-7004.     

© 2009 Hal Isen & Associates, Inc. 

A Core Wisdom Quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

The ultimate weakness of violence

is that it is a descending spiral,

begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.

Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.

Through violence you may murder the liar,

but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth.

Through violence you murder the hater,

but you do not murder hate.

In fact, violence merely increases hate…

Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,

adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;

only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate;

only love can do that.

                                                       ___________ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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One Heart Many Paths

August 29, 2009

Healer Development Program 101

Classes Meet 7:00 – 9:30 pm in Royal Oak

Together we will plant the seeds of self-awareness and water them with experiences that will change our lives in wonderful ways.

The Healer Development 101 will meet in our Royal Oak classroom at Eve’s house. This will be a great chance to make new friends and to meet those deeper aspects of yourself that have been just waiting for your attention

Class Includes:

“The 101 class is giving me much more awareness of who and what I am and new tools for my life ” ….. (participant) ….. Learn: *Intuition Development* *The Wisdom Within* *Sacred Space and Energetic Boundaries* *Meet Your Guardian Angels & Gate Keeper* *Chakra tuning* *Purifying Water* *An Introduction to Aura Reading* *Demonstration of Healing Qabalah, Aura Reading and Spiritual Healing* *Find Your Power Animal*

Total Cost: $240 -Pay as you go ($40 each for classes 1 thru 4. $80 advance deposit pays for classes 5 & 6). NCBTMB approved provider #335 393 000 for 15 CE Hrs.

        About the Instructor:

Eve Wilson, Director of The Healer Development Program will be teaching the full course this time! While this class has been traditionally taught by graduates of The Accelerated Healer Development Program, this year spirit has guided Eve to take a more active part in this delightful series.

Eve has been a healer and trainer of healers full time since 1986. She is a naturally gifted intuitive, able to read the body’s aura and clearly interpret the information it holds about a person’s life and health. She is the creator and director of The Healer Development Program, an ordained UCM Minister, Healer and Reiki Master.

Call: Eve Wilson 248-545-3928 to register and visit our website www.spiritualhealers.com for more information about The Healer Development Program.

P.S. President Reverend Clark

August 27, 2009

new12The deadline for the Fall/Winter Online Magazine has passed.  We are sorry if you missed it, August 25, 2009.  Don’t loose hope there is another issue coming in the spring that you can participate in.

For any ministers, students, healers or interested members at large who would like to contribute to the UCM online magazine the deadline for the Spring Issue is January, 25, 2010.  We recommend that the articles be approximately 900 words and we require that you submit your bio, and picture at the same time.  The picture should be a jpeg, tif or comparable format.  Please send pictures in a separate file not in the article.  We also encourage you to submit any pictures related to the article that can be published to http://staff@u-c-m.org.

A reminder that our UCM magazine is now online, and if you have not had an opportunity to read it you can do so by going to our website http://www.u-c-m.org/ and click on the picture of the magazine to read it. There are also connections to Facebook and Twitter available. While you are at our website please check out our new blog section. Individual ministers can advertise classes and books through the One Heart Many Paths section. Charters may advertise any events and or services through Charter Chatter.

We are part of the Associate Programs offered by both Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com. This means when you enter either of these websites through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave either website before completing your purchase you need to again go through our web site for us to receive the commission.

Joyful Noise

August 27, 2009

Sept. 4th – Full Moon

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U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon, safedoti@aol.com

Volume 8 page 35 (08-27-09)

AFFIRMATION

I am a spiritual warrior

 

A SPIRITUAL CONSPIRACY

Submitted by Elizabeth Barton 

On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and

things seem dark. But calmly and quietly, at the same time,

something else is happing underground.

An inner revolution is taking place

and certain individuals are being called to a higher light.

It is a silent revolution.

From the inside out. From the ground up.

This is a Global operation. A Spiritual Conspiracy

There are sleeper cells in every nation on the planet.

You won’t see us on the TV.

You won’t read about us in the newspaper.

You won’t hear about us on the radio.

We don’t seek any glory.

We don’t wear any uniform.

We come in all shapes and sizes, colors and styles.

Most of us work anonymously

We are quietly working behind the scenes

in every country and culture of the world.

Cities big and small, mountains and valleys,

in farms and villages, tribes and remote islands.

You could pass by one of us on the street

and not even notice.

We go undercover – we remain behind the scenes.

It is of no concern to us who takes the final credit.

But simply that the work gets done.

Occasionally we spot each other in the street.

We give a quiet nod and continue on our way.

During the day many of us pretend we have normal jobs.

But behind the false storefront at night

is where the real work takes place.

Some call us the Conscious Army.

We are slowly creating a new world

with the power of our minds and hearts.

We follow, with passion and joy

our orders come from the Central Spiritual Intelligence.

We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no one is looking

Poems ~ Hugs ~ Music ~ Photography ~ Movies ~ Kind words ~

Smiles ~ Meditation and prayer ~ Dance ~ Social activism ~ Websites

~ Blogs ~ Random acts of kindness…

We each express ourselves in our own unique ways

with our own unique gifts and talents.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

This is the motto that fills our hearts

We know it is the only way real transformation takes place.

We know that quietly and humbly we have the

power of all the oceans combined.

Our work is slow and meticulous – Like the formation of mountains.

It is not even visible at first glance,

and yet with it entire tectonic plates

shall be moved in the centuries to come.

Love is the new religion of the 21st century

You don’t have to be a highly educated person

or have any exceptional knowledge to understand it.

It comes from the intelligence of the heart,

embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Nobody else can do it for you.

We are now recruiting,

perhaps you will join us

or, already have.

All are welcome,

the door is open

love.

~ author unknown ~

In a world of troubled times, politics are redefined…

thoughts and actions are the way, that change the path we see today.

Bombs & missiles miss their mark, a futile point we can’t embark ~

peace requires consciousness, or fall beyond the great abyss.

Predict the fate you want to see, create the world reality ~

lessons learned are somehow lost, another major holocaust.

Change requires discipline, a subtle point where we begin…

start with changing your own mind, open it to see mankind.

The simple truths are all inside, leave the past we left behind.

War or Peace is just a choice, spread the word in your own voice.

Awaken to the cosmic mind ~ Liberty in surreal times.

by Victor Kahn

You were born to change the world ~ …do it positively. 

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in,

a pessimist stays up to make sure the old one leaves. “

Bill Vaughan

“I have found if you love life, life will love you back. “

Arthur Rubenstein 

Pastor Jones told his congregation the church needed extra money and asked the people to please give a little extra in the offering plate. He said that whoever gave the most would be able to pick out three hymns.

After the offering was passed, the pastor glanced down and noticed someone had placed in a $1,000 bill. He was so excited he immediately shared his joy with his congregation and said he’d like to personally thank the person who placed the money in the plate.

Rosie all the way in the back shyly raised her hand. The pastor asked her to come to the front. Slowly she made her way to the pulpit. He told her how wonderful it was that she gave so much and in thanksgiving asked her to pick out three hymns.

Her eyes brightened as she looked over the congregation, pointed to the three most handsome men in the building and said, “I’ll take him and him and him!”

 

Temple of Love and Healing

August 27, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Sept 05 With love Min. Vickie Brunner

Sept 06 – In loving memory of my husband, Ken Hefley
Sept 19 With love Faye Hefley

Sept 20 – Dedicated to all who support the Temple
Oct 03 With love Rev. Sarah Novak

If you would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one, a special birthday or anniversary, you will find forms in the Book Store. The dedication is for two weeks with a donation of $25. Please complete the form, make your check payable to the Temple and give to the Bookstore staff.

EVENTS

Friday, September 4, join us for our monthly E.S.P. Fiesta – 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Doors open at 3:30 PM. Reading sessions are $10 each or 3 for $25 and Healings are $10 for 15 minutes. Our kitchen will offer hot dogs, chips and drink for $2. We will have many gifted readers to serve you and your friends.

Our September raffle will be a carved rose quarts necklace donated by Laverne Garrett. It is displayed in our Bookstore. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will be held at our Pot Luck Dinner on September 26. You need not be present to win the drawing.

Rev. Jackie Hinz offers UCM Ministerial Classes to those interested. Please contact Rev. Jackie to sign up for these classes.

If you would like to have the bulletin and other announcements emailed to you, please sign up in the Bookstore.
Rev. Marty Boyung is offering a four week Advanced Psychic Development Class September 1, 8, 15 and 22. Classes are 7:00-8:30 PM with a love donation of $5 per class. Please sign up in advance as these are very popular classes. Sign-up sheet is in the Bookstore.

Rich Davis continues to facilitate Healing Shares on Sundays, September 13, 20 and 27 from Noon to 3:00 PM. This is a multi modality sharing of many healing modalities and your own natural healing abilities. Those needing healing may attend. Suggested donation is $10. For more information see the flyer.

Our monthly Message Circle will be Friday, September 18. Doors open at 7:00 PM with the Message Circle beginning promptly at 7:30 PM. Donation is $10. The Message Circle is facilitated by Rev. Laurie Gabberty, Rev. Sarah Novak and Bunnie Kinney. You will get at least three messages. Bring your friends for this popular and fun monthly event.

Join us on September 26 for our Pot Luck Dinner at 7:00-9:00 PM. Dinner will be hosted by Cheri Roberts. Bring a friend and a dish to share for a fun evening.

Check out our Bookstore for the selection of new and used books, tapes, CDs, and gift items. Gift Certificates are available and make great birthday or anniversary gifts and can be used for our E.S.P. Fiestas. Our Bookstore staff, Rev. Ruth Housden and Judy Russell-Warner, invites you to take advantage of our special sale – pay for the higher priced book and get a second one free. If you have books you would like to donate, please see Rev. Ruth or Judy.

OUTREACH

Our food pantry is in need of food non-perishable food items. We currently have a need for items to make a meal and especially canned meat products. Household goods are also needed. Please do not bring clothing items, as the Temple has no place to store them.

Our Outreach Program includes Metropolitan Ministries which helps those less fortunate in our community by providing food, clothing and personal items. Metropolitan Ministries can always use donations of canned foods, non-perishable food, over the counter medications, personal and dental hygiene items, and mosquito repellent. Rev. Jackie Hinz will be pleased to talk with you about other items you might wish to donate.

When you drop your change in the Change For Charities bank in the Bookstore you are helping our Outreach program to reach those less fortunate in our community.

Please place the names you would like a healing prayer for in our Prayer Bowl by the sanctuary door.

Our Sunshine Committee would like you to notify us if you know anyone who is ill or in the hospital. We would like to send them a card to let them know we care and they are in our prayers. Please notify either Rev. Ruth Housden or Judy Russell-Warner.

Please fill out a new member form with your current address and phone if you have moved during this year. It is important that we have your correct address on file. We would also like to have your email address to keep you updated on Temple events. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Temple family you will find the forms in the Bookstore. Membership is $10 per year.

The Spiritist Society of Florida meets the last Sunday of every month 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the Temple. The Society practices and studies the Spiritist Doctrine as codified by Allan Kardec. English, Spanish and Portuguese are spoken at the meetings. All are welcome to attend

Temple of Love and Healing

3700-40th Avenue North

St. Petersburg, Florida 33714

(727) 522-7133

www.templeofloveandhealing.net

Center for Creative Living

August 27, 2009

19 UCM 8-19-07All are welcome to Sunday Celebration at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Call (408)392-9090 or visit www.doti.info. Healing Chairs (come give or receive a hands-on-healing) start at 9:30am Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome.

            This Sunday is Rev. Doti Boon’s birthday and members of the congregation are going to surprise her with a musical celebration.

And, stay after for cake, laughter and love.

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES

September we are delighted to welcome Virginia Essene and her friends as they discuss Healing with Magnetics. 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 7pm to 9pm.

Happenings at The Center

Aug. 28thFirst CCL Men’s Group Meeting 6:30pm – Norbeth Granado

Aug. 31st7:00 to 8:30pm – Gentle Yoga Intro to Magical Ones with Krishnapriya (Laura Marshall). A theme for each week’s class. Doing specific asanas (poses) that benefit a part of the back. The Magical Ones are reviewed in each session to round out the practice. Pranayama (Breathing) exercises-and Guided Meditation in every class. FIRST CLASS ALWAYS FREE – COME TRY IT AT NO COST yogadevi09@yahoo.com 

For best practice: Light eating at least 2 hours before class, wear loose fitting clothes, bring your own mat/blanket or use one of ours.

Sept. 1stlast day to get money in for Journey to Paradise Trip to Hawaii

Sept. 3rdHealing Magnetics 7 to 9pm with Virginia Essene and friends $15. or 2 for $25.

Sept. 4thEarth Magic with Ayleen Augustine 6:30 to 8:00pm. Awaken and answer the call of Earth Magic! You feel it. . . the ageless wisdom that surrounds you when standing amongst the ancient Sequoias; the quickening of your heart as you stare into a storm and feel the power of it course through you, the voices of the forest spirits in the whisper of the wind through the trees.

            Join us for an informative seminar on how to become a modern day Druid. Explore how you can deepen your connection to and work with Earth-based energies through the traditions of the ancient Druids. Walk the path of the Oak-wise, learning and practicing the magic of the living Earth. Cost: $30. For more info contact Dr. Ayleen at (408)313-7641 or email events@the-healing-house-.com

Sept. 5th Appreciative Coaching Workshop 10am to 5pm with Debi Meizer. “Bringing the Elements of Your Life Together.” Appreciative Coaching is a holistic process of positive change that celebrates who you are in the NOW and helps you identify through reflection your strengths and gifts and engage them to create the change you desire. Cost: $40. For more information call (408)667-7354 debi@FamilyNurturingTree.org or www.FamilyNurturingTree.org

Sept. 6th“Laboring to Heal Your Soul?”with Ronnie Grigsby and Kevin Nickelson. Thank You brunch served immediately after.

            CCL Singers choir practice after brunch.

Monday –Sept. 7th –Mercury goes retrograde, for a month!

Upcoming Events

Earle Core’s Celebration of Life will be held at the CCL Sanctuary on Saturday the 29th of August from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Please wear Hawaiian attire!

Life is meant to be a joyous celebration!

                  Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

Reverend Richard Jelusich

August 27, 2009

Announcements

Saturday, August 29   11:00am – 2:00pm
LIVE Internet TV Interview with Dr. Jelusich
A FREE Internet TV Broadcast
Virtual Light Broadcast
http://www.lightworker.com/VirtualLight

Tune in on the Internet or join us Live in Las Vegas.
If you are coming to Las Vegas we would love to have you join the family at the LIVE broadcast!
There is no charge, just come and enjoy the family with us in Las Vegas. 

Call the Lightworker offices for details and directions.  702 871 3317

The Anatomy of a Chakra –

Las Vegas, August 29  5:00 to 8:00 PM  

It is a two-day, interactive workshop. (Workshop in Las Vegas is one evening)
There has been much written about the chakras, and I feel I’ve some unique perspectives and tools I can offer to those who wish to investigate the consciousness of the Whole Human Being more deeply.  Having been Dean of Administration at the California Institute for Human Science and Director of the Life Physics and Integral Health programs, I can offer some scientific perspectives on the chakras as well as philsophical and intuitive insights. 

LAS VEGAS

Anatomy of the Chakras:
Sat., Aug. 29  
5:00 to 8:00 PM   $45

Transformations, a Healing Place

222 S. Rainbow, Suite 102, Las Vegas, 89145

702-252-3502

http://http://www.transformationsahealingplace.com/

MapQuest Directions 

New Healer’s Training Groups Starting in Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton)

And in San Diego/Los Angeles

I am starting two new groups in Alberta in the Fall.  (I have decided not to offer a new group in Vancouver at this time, as I have a relatively new group there already)

Calgary – October 3/4

Edmonton – November 7/8 

San Diego/Los Angeles – Spring 2010

 To Register or for more Information,  

In Canada: Karen Harty 403-938-3353  E-mail: northernlightnews@gmail.org

In the US and International: 

Linda Strom-Medvitz  877-CHAKRA1 or 619-443-0603  E-mail: soslindas@gmail.com

Website: www.lightnews.org  

Las Vegas Schedule – August 28 – 30

Please go to the ONLINE Calendar for the Full Schedule Details and Contact Info

Private Sessions available during the day  www.lightnews.org 

Bookings and Info: 877-CHAKRA1 E-mail: soslindas@gmail.com

Aug 28, Fri  Las Vegas.  Flower Readings, 7pm

Aug 29, Sat  LIVE Internet Television Interview – Web Broadcast.  11:00am – 2:00pm

Virtual Light Broadcast – www.lightworker.com/VirtualLight

Transformations, A Healing Place/702-252-3502

222 S.Rainbow Blvd #102, Las Vegas, NV 89145

http://www.transformations-lasvegas.org/

Aug 30, Sun  Las Vegas.  Flower Readings

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For Full Calendar, please go online: http://www.lightnews.org/events.html 

Fall/Winter Online Magazine Deadlines

August 22, 2009

We are quickly approaching the deadline for submitting articles for our on line magazine. Articles may be submitted to staff@u-c-m.org. The deadline for the articles is August 25, 2009.  The articles should be approximately 900 words.  Please include your bio and any picture you would like at the same time.

A reminder that our UCM magazine is now online, and if you have not had an opportunity to read it you can do so by going to our website http://www.u-c-m.org/ and click on the picture of the magazine to read it. There are also connections to Facebook and Twitter available. While you are at our website please check out our new blog section. Individual ministers can advertise classes and books through the One Heart Many Paths section. Charters may advertise any events and or services through Charter Chatter.

We are part of the Associate Programs offered by both Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com. This means when you enter either of these websites through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave either website before completing your purchase you need to again go through our web site for us to receive the commission.

Reverend Sandy Clark, President

Universal Church of the Master

100 W. Rincon Ave. #101

Campbell, CA 95008

408.370.6519

fax 408.370.6591

www.u-c-m.org

Joyful Noise

August 22, 2009

U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon, http://safedoti@aol.com

Volume 8 page 34 (08-21-09)

Affirmation

I know with God’s help all stumbling blocks can

become stepping stones.

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            In re-counting my Mom’s life to a friend, I became aware of how many times life put stumbling blocks in her way. And yet, she always had a smile on her face and an optimistic out-look she imparted to everyone.

Here are some of the things she overcame:

            Molested and abused as a child

            Forced to work (physical labor)since the age of eight – all money went to support the family during the Depression!

            Constantly being bullied and teased by older siblings. She was the youngest of nine.  Repeatedly told she was ugly by all the members of her family “Old Ironsides” was the most remembered remark – since she was very thin.

            Having an alcoholic father who was constantly getting fired – she was forced to move and change schools 21 times before she entered high school.

            Contracted polio and spent three months in the contagion ward of a Los Angeles Hospital.

            Due to complications of severe eclampsia had a still-born baby boy and almost lost her life.

            Worked as a riveter (Rosie the Riveter) during World War II to support herself and small daughter while her husband fought in the Philippines.

            Her favorite brother, Herb, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

            Moved to a small town where she worked from daylight to sunset mowing, raking, baling and hauling Alfalfa hay in the hot desert (Lancaster, CA) sun.

            While waterskiing in Lake Isabella, fell and almost died of immersion shock.

            Abandoned by her husband with three small children to support; he refused to pay child support.

            Married the “love of her life” and moved to Northern California to start a business.

            Husband died after twenty-two months of marriage.

            Business went bankrupt.

            Eldest son ran away from home.

            Got a job at Fort Ord where she suffered a stroke.

            Her youngest son died of AIDS.

            Fell and broke her hip and splintered her femur.

            Suffered from a blood clot in her left leg which rendered her foot immobile (drop foot), which caused her constant pain until her death.

            Cancer removed from her left breast.

            Suffered from Congestive Heart Disease.

            And yet, this woman raised four wonderful and financially independent children who in turn have raised amazing grandchildren.

            She had an amazing voice and could hit C over high C. She had sung on the radio and as soloist in a church choir by the age of fifteen. She sang at everyone of her kids’ weddings and crooned babies to sleep.

            Elenore traveled to China, Mexico, Alaska, the Caribbean, Germany, Austria, Hawaii, Florida, Mt. Shasta, Sedona, Arizona and all around the continental United States. Many times she turned her tour badge upside down to say “WOW” instead of MOM.

            She made over 100 quillows (a quilt that folds into a pillow) many of which she donated to UCM and CCL for fundraisers and sewed layettes for newborn babies.

            For eighteen years she took homemade cookies, Chinese salad or corn pudding (sometimes all three) to the CCL Thanksgiving at the beach!

            She made friends wherever she went – at the time of her death her address book was full of hundreds of names.

            She walked at least a mile every day until she was 89 years old!

            . . .and she had the most incredible sense of humor, a sly grin and an amazing laugh.

            She left behind three children, eight grand-children and eleven great-grandchildren. All of which love and miss her terribly and know that she truly embodied the Stumbling Block to Stepping Stone adage.

“Stepping Stones”

“Isn’t it strange that Princes and Kings
And clowns that caper in sawdust rings,
And just plain folks like you and me,
Are builders for Eternity?
To each is given a bag of tools,
A shapeless mass and a book of rules,
And each must make ere life is flown,
A stumbling block, or a stepping stone.”

Mary Brooks Picken 

When life knocks you down, don’t stay down, bounce back!  Everybody stumbles or gets knocked off their feet from time to time; the winners are just the ones who keep getting back up!  That’s what Paul meant when he said, “In all things we are more than conquerors.”  If you pray and look hard enough, you’ll find the seed of good in every adversity (see Genesis 50:20).  The difference between winners and losers, is their ability to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams

“The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant:  a man should not be ruled by them; they are obstacles in his path.” – Bhagavad Gita

“Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along too.”

 – Lawrence Bixby

“You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.”

 – Les Brown

“A barrier is of ideas, not of things.” – Mark Caine

“The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor…”

 – Robert Collier

“The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.”

 – Havelock Ellis

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

“For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always some obstacle in the way.  Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business; time still to be served, a debt to be paid.  Then life would begin.  At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” – Bette Howland

“The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome.  The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.”

 – Helen Keller

“We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.” – Maxwell Maltz

“Obstacles are like wild animals.  They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.  If they see you are afraid of them…they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.” – Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) American author and founder of Success magazine.

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.  What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; ‘Tis dearness only that gives everything its value.”Thomas Paine

“For every mountain there is a miracle.” – Robert H. Schuller

“Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals.  Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.” – Marsha Sinetar 

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

 – Frank A. Clark

“The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.”

 – Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy.  From the very core of our being, we desire contentment.  In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.  Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.  It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter.  It is the principal source of success in life.  Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone.  The key is to develop inner peace.” – The Dalai Lama

Temple of Love and Healing

August 21, 2009

This Saturday night, August 22, it’s time for our


Pot Luck Dinner.


It is interesting to say the least !
If you have never been-this would be the time to come-
Richard Taborn is hosting.
I have the inside information-
What a cook!  (Wear expandable clothing)
We get ready to eat at 7:00 PM-from there who knows what we will do.
We do have the monthly drawing and then some entertainment provided by who knows. We may just wing it.
 Dress casual and enjoy the evening.

Temple of Love and Healing

3700-40th Avenue North

St. Petersburg, Florida 33714

(727) 522-7133

http://www.templeofloveandhealing.net/