Potpourri!

Gluten free manna from heaven.

A circumzenithal arc.

” … what we practice is what we get good at. We are always practicing something!
— Sara Ivanhoe

Post Christian or pre Christian?

Bears are forest puppies.

Blessibility.

The history of Jesus, the mystery of Jesus.

“The current of the flowing river does not cease, and yet the water is not the same water as before. The foam that floats on stagnant pools, now vanishing, now forming, never stays the same for long. So, too, it is with the people and dwellings of the world.”

— from ‘Hojoki,’ a Japanese poem from the 13th century

A rabbi goes golfing on the holiest day of the Jewish year. God’s assistant alerts God to it. God says, “Watch this,” and the rabbi shoots a hole in one. “What?” The assistant says. “Why would you do that? You didn’t punish him, you gave him a hole-in-one! On the one day he shouldn’t be golfing!”

“Exactly,” God says. “And who is he going to be able to tell about it?”

Four strong words:
Creative, resourceful, open and optimistic.

Every now and zen.

The Lord’s Prayer says us and we, not I and me.

Buddha half smile overcomes frowny resting face.

The runners haiku:

Heading out to run
will it rain on me today?
Running anyway

FWIW!

Singing and Sharing

Unity Church of the Mountains supports twelve helping organizations here in North Georgia, one for each month. These are all groups who are meeting real needs for real people. Ground level stuff.

When you attend one of our Sing For Joy! community singing evenings, we take an offering. What a surprise, right? 🙂

Here’s the thing: 80% of the proceeds from that offering go directly to that month’s designated organization. You can make a difference for good, right here. So come on out and sing, enjoy warm fellowship and hit that basket with a few bucks. Singing and sharing, what a blessing.

Music: The Summer of Love
Food: Rainbow sherbet
Proceeds go to: Fannin County Food Bank
Weather: Will the hippy-dippy weatherman make an appearance? Who knows? But hey, it rained at Woodstock, and that was still fun! Come on out and sing!

Tonight at 6 PM at
Unity Church of the Mountains
2309 Murphy Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512

June 2nd at Unity Church of the Mountains

This Sunday, June 2nd at Unity Church of the Mountains:

Paula Davis, Unity Mountain Singers 2.0, our Unity Prayer Chaplains and Celebration / Music Minister Mike Davis team up to offer ‘The Compass and the Map.’ – finding, being and sharing your inner light.

You will see the stars at their brightest when the night is dark all around you.
You will hear the still small voice within you when you rest in the silence.
You will experience joy and happiness when you open your hands and heart to share.

The light of God guides us by awakening our inner light, and we are called to share that light. It never lessens when we share. It only expands. After all, when you light a candle from a candle, what happens?

Please join us at 10:30 am!
Unity Church of the Mountains –
where the light always shines in the mountains.
2309 Murphy Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

The Micah Mandate

Do justly now.
Love mercy now.
Walk humbly now.

Micah 6:8
More important than ever, don’t you agree?

Upcoming and Uplifting!

At Unity Church of the Mountains in Beautiful Blairsville GA –

Tonight, May 2nd – Sing for Joy! presents a Rock and Roll Revival, our community singing event for May.

Very casual, and a lot of fun. We pick a bunch of familiar songs, put the lyrics on the screen, and everyone sings. It’s a great bonding experience.

Sing for Joy! happens on the first Thursday of every month at 6 pm. Please try to make it! This one is 50s and 60s rock and roll.

Saturday the 4th at 10 am – choir practice. Also a form of community singing and community building. Did someone tell you years ago that you couldn’t sing? I’m here to tell you that you can. Come raise up your voice with us!

Sunday, May 5th at 10:30 am – for our Sunday Celebration this week, Mike and Paula Davis and the Unity Mountain Singers 2.0 offer ‘The Greatest of These is Love.’ Please join us for a fresh look at that famous passage from Corinthians. You know the one 🙂

Passages

Sitting quietly today. It’s raining, hard, and I’m thinking about friends and loved ones who have passed from our sight. There have been many, and there will be many more. 

Sometimes it’s someone you’ve only known briefly, but who you liked and respected. Sometimes it’s one of your deepest relationships, and that person had a profound effect on your life. Yesterday marked two years since my mother died.

We are left with each other, with the good happy memories and the difficult sad ones, and with the knowledge that we are who we are because of the people we have known and loved. God speed and mighty blessings to every soul; those who are living this earth life, and those who have flown free. 

‘God bless mothers and fathers, children and friends.’ – Irish blessing

Space is the Place

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor E. Frankl