I have always been a fan of Abraham Lincoln and his wit. Lincoln commonly used stories and humor as a lawyer and politician to drive home a point or to teach a lesson. I am a great admirer of this use of impactful stories and sayings. As a Unity minister I love one liners that have great meaning. I thought I would explore a little more about spirituality through the sayings attributed to President Lincoln. Lincoln once said, “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion.” That speaks to the voice of conscience (spirit) inside each of us that knows right from wrong and steers us well when we listen to it. Lincoln is also quoted as saying, “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” In Unity we say, “Our thoughts create our experiences. Or as Jesus said, “You reap what you sow.” So we must make up our minds to be happy and to look for the positive or good in each situation, however challenging it may be. The last quote from Lincoln I’d like to share is, “Whatever you are, be a good one.” Which reminds us whether agnostic, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, etc., let us practice the tenets of love taught by our faith, to our greatest ability. For the Lord God made us all. May your days be blessed with humor and love,
Rev. Dr. Debbi Brown
Events, classes and services are as follows:
Sunday Celebration: Our church services are held in the Arts and Crafts Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club at 9:30 a.m. Reverend Debbi Brown is our minister. Coffee and fellowship follows the service. In May we are exploring a deeper look at the universal wisdom found in the parables of Jesus and how we can apply spiritual principles to our modern, daily lives.
Prayer Team: Anyone who would like to be supported by the prayer team with affirmative prayer can contact Rev. Debbi at 602-309-1818.
Prayer and Meditation Hour: On May 9, a training and celebration for the Unity of Sun Lakes Prayer team.
Reiki Circle: This group meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in Room A-2 of Cottonwood Country Club. For information call Lois Valleau at 480-883-6699; cell 415-760-3585.
Unity Website: Unityofsunlakes.org. This is a marvel. It is complete with Debbi’s lessons, meditations, on-line Daily Word and the monthly calendar of events and more! This was done by Julia Norton. We love you. Thank you.