Rev. Arlene’s Blog

Rev. Arlene Meyer, our Minister, posts mid-week messages on this blog. Come back often to read her inspiring and thought-provoking posts. Learn more about her.

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God’s Got This!

Have you ever had something you needed to do but it seemed like there was not enough time to do it – don’t sweat it!  God’ got it!Our maybe you have some financial concerns, or relationship issues, or employment challenges – don’t worry – God’s got it.  What about those times you have a big decision to make and are unsure of which way to go?

No fear, just know this – God’s got it!

We hear a lot, “Let go and let God”, but for me, saying, “God’s got it” seems a little bit more reassuring and, therefore, makes the letting go easier. Knowing that God’s got it takes not just faith, but love and trust. 

Chill out – “God’s got this!”

Quote of the Week

“You will trust God only as much as you love Him.” You will also only love God as much as you trust Him.”                                   Brennan Manning  

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SPRING!

Spring is here and the whole earth is celebrating!  The days grow longer, the birds sing louder, the flowers bloom profusely, and the grass is greener.  As we shed our heavy coats and sweaters, Mother Nature puts on her spring finery.

I love spring – its such a time of renewal, growth, and CHANGE!    It is a season of restored vitality and a revival of energy that calls us to grow to our full potential.

Spring is a time of action and often seems like the shortest season squeezed in by winters that go beyond their welcome and summers that encroach on our romance with spring.

Spring needs to be appreciated and embraced when it is here. Enjoy it. Appreciate it. And use it for a resurgence of your own spiritual connection with Spirit. 

Quote of the Week

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”

Harriet Ann Jacobs

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Time

Time is an elusive thing. 

We live our lives by time.  We work, play, sleep, and eat according to the clock.   Unlike money, we can’t make more time even if we wanted to.  Each day has the same amount of seconds, minutes, and hours as the day before.

What we can do is make the best use of the time we have each day by living life to the fullest.  To do that we must live in the moment because when we are living in the past or the future, we are missing our now and can never get it back.

How are you spending the 86,400 seconds you are given today?

Quote of the Week

“An inch of time is an inch of gold. But an inch of gold cannot buy an inch of time.”                                                      Chinese proverb 

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Spiritual Home

Do you have a spiritual home? A place where you can go and be loved, accepted, encouraged, and emotionally supported? Having such a place is good for us on all levels.

It can be a church or other spiritual center, it can be a 12 step group, or a counseling group.  When we have such a group we feel loved, nurtured, and most importantly, we feel the love of God through the warm smiles, hugs and the welcome we feel when we are greeted like a prodigal son or daughter.

I have been blessed to have many such places in my life and they have been a haven when I needed one.  If you do not have a similar group in your life, please find one that coincides with your thinking and feelings.  You might find that this is the missing ingredient to a recipe for a wonderful life.

Quote of the Week

“We inherit our relatives and our features and may not escape them; but we can select our clothing and our friends, and let us be careful that both fit us.”

Volney St. Reamer

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My Best Friend

Some years ago I was asked to make a list of the characteristics of the God of my understanding.  I was told to think in terms of what I would want in a best friend.  Making that list has been of great value to me over the years because it allowed me to think of God in terms of being a Friend rather than as an authoritative Father, Mother, or stern Ruler image.

Thinking of God as a friend makes my Higher Power more accessible, more understanding and easier to trust. Friends are there for each other, to laugh with each other (sometimes because of silly things we do, either on purpose, or accidently), to forgive us, to support us in times of need, they give us a shoulder to cry on when when we are sad, and they celebrate with us when things are going great.

Whatever you think of regarding your Higher Power, the important thing is to have a relationship with Her or Him that works for you.  For me, having my Higher Power as my Best Friend helps me to know that I am never alone.

Quote of the Week

Ooh, you make me live
Whenever this world is cruel to me
I got you to help me forgive
Ooh, you make me live now
 

Ooh, you make me live

You’re the first one
When things turn out bad
You know I’ll never be lonely
You’re my only one
And I love the things
I really love the things that you do
Oh, you’re my best friend

Excerpt from the song “You’re my Best Friend” by Queen

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