Message from Rev. Dan

February 21, 2018

 
What happens on a snow day?
 
The decision was made with the late snow on Saturday and the unknown condition of our ramps to cancel service for Sunday.  I still woke up at my usual Sunday 5:30 am and was looking at the beauty and wonder of the newly fallen snow.  As the morning light came forth, it surely looked like a postcard picture.  It was so still.
 
In that stillness of the morning I was contemplating the phrase, “Be still and know that I am God” from Psalms.  I realized that I understood the word “know” as an intellectual process, but that understanding didn’t feel right.  I contemplated a deeper understanding of “know” to be an experience or feeling.  What did this “knowing” feel like?  How would I know when I reached this deeper level of knowing?
 
I decided to stop with the questions and simply be still.  I allowed my mind to slowly come into synch with my deep, slow breathing.  Slowly, I began to see and feel a new LIGHT within my being.  It was a new level of the Christ-Light, and it was intensifying within the very core of my being.  It felt like every one of my three-trillion cells was releasing another level of Light.
 
This experience brought a deepening meaning to “Seek first the Kingdom of God” within myself.  I realized that too often I had made this a thought and not allowed myself the feeling, not allowed myself the experience, not allowed myself the “knowing” at a deeper level within myself.  I now understand that I must find the time to connect with God like this--every day.  I now have a new understanding of “Practicing the Presence.”
 
See you Sunday,
 
Rev. Dan, M.Msc
 
 
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February 14, 2018 - Happy Valentine's Day
February 7, 2018 - Divine Grace
January 31, 2018
January 24, 2018
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January 10, 2018
January 3, 2018
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December 20, 2017
December 13, 2017
December 6, 2017
November 29, 2017
November 22, 2017
November 15, 2017
November 8, 2017
November 1, 2017
October 24, 2017
October 18, 2017
October 11, 2017
October 4, 2017
September 27, 2017
September 20, 2017
September 13, 2017
September 6, 2017
August 30, 2017
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July 25, 2017
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