Theme for 2018: A Year of Living Generously!
January 2018 – Seeds of Truth
“Your mind is like a piece of land planted with many different kinds of seeds: seeds of joy, peace, mindfulness, understanding, and love; seeds of craving, anger, fear, hate and forgetfulness. These wholesome and unwholesome seeds are always there, sleeping in the soil of your mind. The quality of your life depends on the seeds you water. If you plant tomato seeds in your gardens, tomatoes will grow. Just so, if you water a seed of peace in your mind, peace will grow. When the seeds of happiness in you are watered, you will become happy. When the seed of anger in you is watered, you will become angry. The seeds that are watered frequently are those that will grow strong.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
January is a month of seed-planting. What we take the time to envision and nurture with our creative thought becomes reality! And I am very excited for you this month! While I am away, I have asked some wonderful people to come and share their “Seeds of Truth” with you and get you inspired for your own seed-planting.
On 1/7 – We have the fabulous Rev. Erin Marie Szymanski bringing her wit and wisdom to us again! We are blessed!
On 1/14 – Rev. Elisha Christopher is one of our newest ministers. Elisha has been the Spiritual Director of the Launching Pad, a spiritual program for young adults, since 2012. He has also been studying for the past two years with psychologist and social change-agent Jean Houston. Rev. Elisha will be speaking at both services and presenting a workshop on Social Artistry after the Services!
On 1/21 – Rev. Dr. Jaine Ryder will be on hand! Rev. Jaine is one of the ministers trained by Dr. Andrea, and she was senior minister here in Bellingham until 2009. Rev. Jaine is a great teacher!
And on 1/28, I will be back, refreshed from my short sabbatical and ready to share my own “seeds of truth” with you!
Thank you all!
Rev. Dr. Andrea Asebedo