Rev. Rick's Blog

Enjoy this archive of Rev. Rick’s weekly blog posts. The most current post is the first entry on the top row.

Three cheers for Lent

Three cheers for Lent

My wife Debbie and I agreed about most things. However, Lent was one of those things we just did not see eye-to-eye on. I believe that Lent can be a fantastic time to jump-start our spiritual growth. Let's just say that Lent was not Debbie's favorite time of the year....

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Presidents Day, John Adams and Harry Truman

Presidents Day, John Adams and Harry Truman

We are coming up on Presidents' Day 2020. This Sunday at the 11 am service, I will be speaking about Presidents Washington and Lincoln. I think there are some important spiritual lessons we can learn from the "father of our country" and "old honest Abe."      These...

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When will I be loved?

When will I be loved?

As we come up on Valentine Day, I can't help but think of one of the songs that Linda Ronstadt made famous-- When Will I Be Loved? Remember the lyrics?: I've been cheated, been mistreated When will I be loved? I've been put-down, I've been pushed 'round When will I be...

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Follow Rev. Dr. Hasselbeck’s advice

Follow Rev. Dr. Hasselbeck’s advice

            I had, and met, many wonderful teachers at Unity Institute and Seminary. But one of the most outstanding teachers at Unity Village was, and is, Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck. Rev. Paul is the former Dean of Spiritual Education and Enrichment at Unity World...

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A New Year and Junk Removal

A New Year and Junk Removal

                  You have seen these signs on the side of the road: JUNK REMOVAL-- Call (918) XXX-XXXX.             I remember this sign from my days of living in Virginia: MR. PAUL WILL HAUL IT ALL-- CALL (703) YYY-YYYY.             At times I have wanted call the...

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Silence the Monkey Mind

Silence the Monkey Mind

For many of us meditation can be hard work!  We will be trying to meditate, and the next thing you know our mind is off thinking about our shopping list for Trader Joe’s– or our brain is thinking about a nasty thing an old girlfriend said to us many years ago....

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The White Stone

The White Stone

Remember a few years ago Heinz Ketchup ran its "Anticipation" TV ad series?             On one of these advertisements two kids both had cheeseburgers. The first freckled face boy was holding a bottle of Heinz Ketchup over his burger, and nothing was coming out....

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My first burning bowl ceremony

My first burning bowl ceremony

Many people tell me that the Unity's Burning Bowl ceremony is one of the most meaningful services they go to all year. I had been to many Burning Bowl ceremonies, but let me tell you about the first Burning Bowl ceremony I conducted as a minister.             Unity of...

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The reason for the season

The reason for the season

There are some traditional preachers that I get a great deal from. Yes, I do translate some of the specific words that they are saying into metaphysical principles. But I still find their sermons and writings often help me on my spiritual path.             One of...

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Faith and the Christmas tree farm

Faith and the Christmas tree farm

I love to tell real modern stories that demonstrate the power of Unity Principles. Most often I include such a story in my Sunday messages. Last Sunday I had two great stories that showed the power of Faith in Advent (i.e., Preparing for the rebirth of the Christ...

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Thanksgiving and gratitude

Thanksgiving and gratitude

There have been several times since the death of my wife, Debbie,(which happened about three years ago) that I have felt very down and disheartened. I miss Debbie, who was not only my wife and lover, but she also was my best fried.             I remember more than...

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A great gift for Christmas: self-forgiveness

A great gift for Christmas: self-forgiveness

As we enter the season of buying and giving gifts, let me suggest a great gift you can give yourself. It is the gift of self-forgiveness!             Let yourself off the hook. Stop beating yourself up. Realize that your spiritual growth took what it took. The essence...

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