Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center in Pharr invites you to join us this Sunday at 10:30 am when Licensed Unity Teacher Michael Scales will present a lesson titled “Help From God.”
[In his words] “God works in mysterious ways. God has power… much more power than just working through our minds. He is working through everyone’s mind, even when we’re not aware of it. There are other people along the way sent by God to help us.
“We need, from our adult minds, to find again that innocence of a child that knows s/he can accomplish what s/he wishes to accomplish with God’s help.
“We don’t have one dream in a lifetime–we have many. Dreams are some of the greatest gifts from God. God is the great Creator in our minds always tempting us with greater vistas of opportunity.
“When one door closes, God helps to open others. Have the right attitude. Say yes to life. There is a new opportunity for a new life ahead. The past is the past; it’s gone. Don’t sigh. Go forward and accept new, wonderful help from God.
“To truly believe in God, we have to realize that we are not locked to the limitations of yesterday. We have the ability and the power to go forward. Your life is one of opportunity! It has little to do with your past. It has everything to do with your future and your commitment right now.
“It is God’s will for you to have a wonderful life. What if something bad happened in the past? If it’s bad, it’s not God’s will.**
“If it’s wonderful, if it blesses you, if it excites you at the core of your being, if it brings love into your life, if it brings health, if the thoughts renew you and bring you peace of mind, if it brings your family together again, THAT is God’s will.”
Join us this Sunday and learn more! Unity of the Valley is located at 301 E. Polk Ave. in Pharr and on the web at www.unity-pharrtx.org. Meditation before the service starts at 9:45 am. Our live Facebook feed starts at 10:40 am. Everyone is welcome.
**And here we have a big question: with so many unsuspecting people being killed, maimed, or losing those close to them suddenly by accidents, natural disasters, disease, and deranged individuals these days, some of us have no answer to why it happened, but that it must be “God’s will,” as part of some larger plan that we can’t possibly know.
I would like to amend the sentence “If it’s bad, it’s not God’s will,” by adding that if one learns something of value from a bad experience, then it does not have to happen again for him/her to get his head straight and change course, rise above, get help, or help someone else.
Revenge, of course, solves nothing, though it may feel good to say to ourselves, “God’ll getcha for that!”
I would dare say that most of us are halfway through our lives before we know what we should have done to avoid the problems through which we’ve had to work our way. But without those problems, we would not have gained the wisdom that we have—the wisdom that prompts us to say to someone younger, “Don’t do what I did.” Or at least, to weigh the consequences before doing or not doing, and deciding whether it is worth the effort, pain, and possible loss to reach towards an opportunity.
“No pain, no gain?” It may be better to say, “No (safety) net, no bet.”
Forms are available in the bookstore for:
—Renewing your membership in Unity of the Valley
—Applying for new membership
—Running for a position on the Board of Trustees
Rev. Ivery has a good start on her continuing Saturday morning classes in Sacred Service (leading to training for becoming a Prayer Chaplain.)
Our attendance has been ‘way above that of most summers, with new visitors on most Sundays. People whom we haven’t seen for years have come back. And soon the Winter Texans will be making plans to return.
Remember, Amigo Sunday for August will be on Sept 2! Yes, it’s Labor Day weekend, but don’t stay home! The rest of us will miss you—
So what’s Sis G doing lately?
Studying Medicare Plans!!!!! Time to switch!
See you Sunday! Sis G ❤