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Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 06/29/17

Most of us have heard the phrase, “The Truth will set you free.”  Have you ever wondered what truth that is?  Is it my truth, or your truth?  Is it the truth of my neighbors?  Surely it isn’t my parents’ truth?  Maybe it is my children’s truth? 

In that same energy flow, what is truth?  How do I decide what things are true for me?  Expanding that thought even further, how do I evolve past the things I have held onto for so long?  Can I Iet go of the truths that have been holding me back?  Am I even willing to admit that letting go of certain thoughts, emotions and situations in my life would give me the freedom to live and move and have my being in more love, more joy and more peace? 

And then is it simple to say, and harder to live:  “What truth am I willing to stand for?”  What truth do I hold so dear that I would stand in it even when others disagree or want to cause me harm? 

We are entering a holiday weekend where the phrase “We Hold These Truths” might be spoken.  Have you ever said to yourself, “What truths am I holding?”  “What truths am I willing to let go of that might be holding me back?”  And a question that is very important for our world today, “What truths am I willing to stand up for – even when others disagree?” 

If you will be in town this weekend, I hope you will choose to join us on Sunday morning for, “What Truths Are You Holding?”  I’m sure there will be a little patriotic music and possibly a little Standing In Our Truth . . . . .

“I’m gonna stand in my truth and let my troubles go.  I’m gonna stand in my truth and claim my power to make it so.” 

Have a blessed weekend,Rev. Denise

Denise’s Daring Daydreams for 06/22/17

Have you ever noticed that some people seem to be happy most of the time and some people seem to be sad most of the time?  When I was much younger, I fully believed that it was because of the situations they found themselves in, but as I have aged I have known people who lived very challenging lives and seemed to find a way to stay positive and happy.  I have also known people who have very blessed lives who seem to be sad, angry and upset most of the time. 

There is the verse in Nehemiah 8:10 that says “The Joy of the Lord is my strength.”  Is that the secret to life?  Is that all it takes to live a good life?  The statement was a suggestion from Nehemiah the prophet who was speaking to his people during a very challenging time for each of them.  He was telling the people to “Breath”.  “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared.  This day is holy to our Lord/Law.  Do not grieve for the Joy of the Lord/Law is your strength.” 

Nehemiah had the auspicious job of rebuilding the temple at a time when there was increasing stress among the people of Israel.  The walls of Jerusalem were broken down and he was asking the King of Judah for permission to rebuild the city.  Sounds pretty stressful, but through it all Nehemiah remembered that the vibration from which he and his people moved forward would have a bearing on the results that they each created – not only for each individual, but also for the collective.   

This Sunday Judy and I will be out of town putting some finishing touches on a few things in Savannah, TN around her mother’s home.  The awesome and inspiriting Sean O’Shea and his talented wife Laurie will be at Unity of Music City to bless you.  The title of Sean’s lesson is:  God’s Sense of Humor.  When I read his title I said to myself, “Wow – even the creator of the universe has a sense of humor”.  That’s awesome to remember. 

We all have things that could agitate us.  But what if we learned to find the humor in most every situation?  Would life become more joyous?  Sean O’Shea says:  “You Bet!”    I affirm you will join others in our spiritual community on Sunday as Sean points out some humorous situations – some even found in church!  I also know you will be blessed by the music of Laurie O’Shea.  I’ve heard that she will perform one of her original songs. 

I will catch each of you on the flip side. 

Rev. Denise