Category Archives: spiritual development

Transforming from death to life (Here’s a summary of Rev. Mary’s Easter message.)

The cross “transformed” What can we learn from the Easter story and the life of Jesus? We read in the scriptures how Jesus transforms from a consciousness of death to a consciousness of life. TheTransfiguration (which we don’t hear so … Continue reading

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Transformation and Spring Cleaning

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The Transformative Power of Self-Love

In this month of romance, I have often spoken of love.  It’s an obvious choice, and I am nothing if not obvious!  This month I’m moved to speak of something perhaps not as obvious:  self-love. Self-love.  The very term smacks … Continue reading

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The New Thanksgiving

There is no more tradition-bound holiday than Thanksgiving.  And that’s just the way we like it.  Try changing the ingredients in the stuffing and just see what kind of riot ensues!  And don’t even think about skipping the parade just … Continue reading

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Connecting people of like mind together….

    One Spirit, One Life, One World!  Woodland Chapel First Church of Religious Science is a treasure for those seeking uplifting, empowering messages in a lovely setting near downtown Salem along Pringle Creek.   We offer study in Religious Science principles and other spiritual … Continue reading

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A Universe of Balance

Hello! Last month I wrote about my impending vacation.  This month I write having returned from it, well rested, filled with the peace and beauty of the San Juan Islands.  Now I just want to stay that way!  (Sigh.  Already: … Continue reading

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A Life of Ease and Grace

The result of living a life of release is a life of ease and grace.  What exactly is that? Ease:  comfortable, free from pain and trouble, free from constraint; or to free from      anything that pains, to lessen the … Continue reading

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