July 2017 Theme – Keeping Your Cool When the Heat Is On
As the temperatures heat up across the country, we may find ourselves scrambling to keep cool! What is your method? Going to a cool movie theater or restaurant? Escaping to a cooler climate? Staying in the swimming pool? Eating ice day in and day out? Refusing to get into your car while the sun was up? Our response to the physical heat could be a powerful metaphor for how we handle life when it heats up. Each week this month, we will explore different hot topics and ways we can keep our spiritual cool when the heat is on!
July 2017, Talk 1 - "Freedom in the Fireworks"
Within every hot spot, there is the cool grace of Spirit. Within every explosive firework, there is the brilliance and freedom found in Source. On this Sunday, as we celebrate Independence Day for our nation, we also celebrate Independence Day for ourselves and experience our personal freedom in the midst of fireworks.
July 2017, Talk 2 -" Finding Refuge in the Shade”
When the sun is high in the sky and the thermostat is rising, we often look for refuge in the shade. When life heats up, we might also take refuge in the internal place in the shade – otherwise known as our shadow side. In New Thought circles, we might not like to talk about this aspect of ourselves, but it is important to gain an understanding of it so that the radiant light of our True Selves can shine in all kinds of weather.
July 2017, Talk 3 – “Time to Simmer Down”
Continuing our work begun last week, today we take an open and honest look at how we heat up with that emotional response called anger. What is it really about? Is it ever productive? How are we to approach it? (The answers to these questions may not be what you expect!) And, here’s the most important question -- what can you do with yours?! Come today and learn how to simmer down when your anger heats up.
July 2017, Talk 4– “The Watermelon Credo – Part I”
[Ministers’ Note: If you are able to do food fellowship after Sunday service, today and next week are perfect Sundays to bring in some nice cold watermelon!]
Wally Amos, otherwise known as “Famous Amos” the cookie guru, once wrote an engaging book entitled Watermelon Magic: Seeds of Wisdom, Slices of Life. From that book, he developed his Watermelon Credo, which we will explore this week and next. This Credo provides more ingredients for keeping our cool with the heat is on just like a cold slice of watermelon certainly cools us off on a hot summer’s day!
July 2017, Talk 5 – “The Watermelon Credo – Part II”
Today, we conclude our look at the Watermelon Credo, and our month of keeping our cool when the heat is on, with some juicy thoughts.