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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 11/07/2019


Last week we watched as Dorothy met the Tin Man and we also became more aware of the fact that pairing the brain with the heart assists us in the forward movement of our lives.  As we move towards Sunday, November 10th, we become more and more focused on our “gut.” 

Our gut is directly engaged with the world.  Our gut also deals with instinct and intuition which leads us to the immediacy of the situation at hand.  As I have shared with many of you, when my gut speaks to me, I have learned that it is definitely time to listen.  If I disregard my gut, I have learned that I end up in a “world of hurt.” So, where does courage come in?

The Cowardly Lion tells us that if we only had the nerve we could take the next step even if we were afraid.  So, it is up to me to determine if I am afraid of my next step or if I am afraid of not taking the next step and having my gut flare up?  Maybe I’m supposed to go a different way?

A lot to think about?  Yes it is.  Learning to align our heads, our hearts and our guts is the beginning of living a life of peace, purpose and passion and leaning into the lives each of us desire to live.  Our own Praise and Worship Team will be sharing some music to help us remember that we need that “Circle of 5” or so persons to stand beside us as we journey down our path.   Dorothy had Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion . . . . . who are the supporters for your life?

“No I won’t be afraid, no I won’t shed a tear

Just as long as you stand by me.”


See you Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Rev. Denise  


Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 10/31/19


Happy Samhain: The Celtic Day of Change; the Wiccan New Year; All Hallows Eve and the preparation for the Catholic All Saints Day on Nov. 1st.  Gives you a little different slant on an evening of dressing up in costumes and eating candy?  It’s interesting how groups of people perceive, experience and make meaning of events and situations so very differently. 

So if I asked you, “In our world today, What is the Heart of the Matter?” —  How would you respond?  What is your perspective and what is your experience of what is happening in our world?  Is what you see the same as other people and – if you opened your heart – would you see things differently?  If you saw things differently would you respond differently?

The last time we visited Dorothy she was talking to the Scarecrow who was desperately wanting a brain.   He believed his success hinged on having a brain to figure out his next steps.  This week we meet the Tin Man who is seeking a heart with the very same desperation.  I hope that you will join us this Sunday at 11:00 for “The Heart of the Matter.” (Remember you must turn your clocks back or you will arrive extra early to services – of course you can always sit in the Namaste’ Café and enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea and commune with a friend.)  

“I’ve been trying to get down, To the heart of the matter, But my will gets weak, And my thoughts seem to scatter, But I think its about forgiveness . . .”  Don Henley.   And so what exactly is this forgiveness that Scott Stabile spoke about last Sunday morning soo eloquently?  And how is forgiveness the heart of the matter?   I leave you with a quote from Mark Twain:

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”        Mark Twain


Rev. Denise