MAGI


Leddy Hammock

Deep in my heart, I long to find the Christ.

When the willful self cannot find the Christ, inner guidance reveals His presence.

To the Christ Child indwelling every heart belong the gifts of Truth, Love, and Life.

As I behold the inner Christ, I am not ruled by selfishness. I walk with the wise.


Yes, Way!


Leddy Hammock

Even when there seems to be no outer way, there is an inner way.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall conceive and receive divine ideas.

I am reflecting upon the message that Love brought: I am the beloved of God, born of a pure thought.

Shelter me, Holy Spirit, whisper to me from above.

So, forever my heart will hear it: nothing's impossible for Love.


What Now?


Dell deChant

Inspired by lyrics to "A Quiet Christmas" by Michael Gott

"When there's too much to do in too little time, my heart longs for peace.

Far from the hurry and noise, I leave the cares behind and find a quiet place inside.

I can slow my mind and just breathe.

Here is the joy, here is the peace that makes way for a quiet Christmas,

Where peace on earth meets peace of mind."

Please welcome former long-time associate minister Dell deChant when he returns as guest speaker this Sunday!

Dell is the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida. He is a Master Instructor and has served at USF since 1986. The author of three books, over 30 articles in professional publications, and chapters in twelve books, Dell's specialization is religion and contemporary cultures. His current research focuses on the relationship of religion and ecology in American popular culture, especially religious and ecological issues related to food production.

Dell also Chairs the Environmental Committee of the City of New Port Richey. He is a founding member of Food Policy Council of Pasco Country, a member of the Board of Directors of Ecology Florida, and the member of the steering committee for Friendship Farms & Fare.


When It’s Hard to Be Grateful


Leddy Hammock

(inspired by lyrics by Tim Burnaman):

I give thanks, even when I do not know what the future will be like:, even when I don't understand why things can seem so difficult, even when I have to go in a new direction.

The more I give thanks, even when it's hard to be grateful, the more blessings I see:

"Here and now, I am free. I go inside peacefully. Where I look, let there be blessings here for me. Blessings here I see.

Breathe in and out, soft and slow. At this time I let go. Where I look, let there be blessings here for me. Blessings here I see.

All on a journey on our way, different paths here today. Where I look, let there be blessings here for me. Blessings here I see.

Here and now, I am free I go inside peacefully. Where I look let there be blessings here for me. Blessings here I see."

 
 


Faith to Go on


Leddy Hammock

(lyrics by Jana Stanfield):

"Increase my faith, in the things I cannot see ? the things I cannot prove, yet I choose to believe."

"When I'm losing my way, it's these words I pray: Oh, increase my faith, increase my faith."

"Open my mind, to the things I need to know, thoughts I need to hold, and the ones I can let go."

"When I'm losing my way, it's these words I pray: Oh, increase my faith, increase my faith."


Telling Time


Leddy Hammock

("Affirmations" in Lessons in Truth by H. Emilie Cady, 1895:

"God is life, love, intelligence, substance, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence."

"I am a child or manifestation of God, and every moment His life, love, wisdom, power, flow into and through me.  I am one with God, and am governed by His laws."

"I am Spirit, perfect, holy, harmonious.  Nothing can hurt me or make me sick or afraid, for Spirit is God, and cannot be hurt or made sicko r afraid.  I manifest my real self through this body now."

"God works in me to will and to do whatsoever He wishes me to do, and He cannot fail."

As I believe, I will receive!


Scary Truths


Leddy Hammock

It would be scary if Truth were complicated and confusing.

God, You remind me that Truth is simple and brings peace.

It would be scary if we could control other people's minds or they could control ours.

God, You remind me that Truth never binds and always frees.

It would be scary if we never faced challenges that teach us and make us stronger.

God, You remind me that, truly, something higher and better always results.

It would be scary if all there was to me was my outer self.

God, You remind me that my God-Self is the Truth about me and I am always loved.


Delete


Leddy Hammock

There is no life, substance, or intelligence in evil.

So, in Truth,

1. "There is no evil."

2. "There is no absence of life, substance, or intelligence anywhere."

3. "Pain, sickness, poverty, old age, and death cannot master me, for they are not real."

4. "There is nothing in all the universe for me to fear, for greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world."

God, I am Your child ? a child of Light. I now delete all that is false ? first from my thinking and then from my life. I bless the part of me that is You!


Thinking


Leddy Hammock

I am not thinking burdens and blame. I am thinking freedom and forgiveness.

I am not just reading scriptures. I am thinking Christlike thoughts!

Whatever I am thinking about, I am drawing into my life.

I am holding onto the Good, for I am the thinker that thinks the thought that changes things that shape my life.

Now, in this election year, I have the power to change my life!


God Is


Leddy Hammock

(from lyrics by Jan Garrett to "This Is what I Know")

"This is what I know, that we are all connected, the universe reflected in each shining part.

And everywhere I go, I recognize the faces ? All of my relations in this one Heart.

Nearer than my breathing, closer than hands and feet.  And so I receive all I can be.

And now I set it free, and so it is and so be it . . . . And now we begin, amen, amen."


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