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Trust The Universe! – Rev. Angelica Jayne Taggart

Trust The Universe! – Rev. Angelica Jayne Taggart

I’ve been a minister for 33 years. I’ve been the leader of 3 Centers, one that I started. I can’t imagine doing anything else.In the early days of my ministry in Hawaii, I found myself at a board meeting being accused of taking money from the offering plate by one of my practitioner students. This … Continue reading “Trust The Universe! – Rev. Angelica Jayne Taggart” …
I Live In New Beginnings – Rev. Nancy Fagen

I Live In New Beginnings – Rev. Nancy Fagen

This writing is a response to an invitation to share some of my experiences as I continue to nurture my soul through my expressions and service to ministry. On March 30, 2016, it was with spiritual clarity and calmness that I resigned from the pulpit ministry of the Center for Spiritual Living Jacksonville after serving … Continue reading “I Live In New Beginnings – Rev. Nancy Fagen” …
The Unknown – Vanecia Wills-Leufroy RScP

The Unknown – Vanecia Wills-Leufroy RScP

Phoenix Bridge allows. It allows me to be me in all my uniqueness. It allows my uniqueness as a person and minister to be supported and fed. My feedings are unique to the expression of the God that I reflect for I reflect the I am. I am guided; yet, I am also free to … Continue reading “The Unknown – Vanecia Wills-Leufroy RScP” …
Review and Renew – Rev. Joan McCall

Review and Renew – Rev. Joan McCall

REVIEW AND RENEW I grew up in a religious household. My mother would preface every plan by saying, “If it’s God’s will, I’ll plant sweet potatoes in the morning.” If it’s God’s will was her constant prayer. We were fundamentalist Baptists. The family went to church every Sunday where passionate preachers shouted that the devil … Continue reading “Review and Renew – Rev. Joan McCall” …
Living an Intentional Life – By Rev. Eileen O. Brownell

Living an Intentional Life – By Rev. Eileen O. Brownell

In The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo, he tells the story of a friend who decided that it was time to paint his living room. The next day he went to the store purchased all the necessary paints, brushes, tarps, and rollers and returned home. Before entering the house, he meticulously stood on the … Continue reading “Living an Intentional Life – By Rev. Eileen O. Brownell” …

The Dream Down the Hall – Rev. Lynn Chaplin-Noe

I lived in New York City for many yearsin apartments. The worst part of living in an apartment was hearing other people’s music (mostly the base line) from down the hall, through the walls, hearing their voices and many arguments. Hey, it’s New York! Got a problem with that? New York was in the 60s … Continue reading “The Dream Down the Hall – Rev. Lynn Chaplin-Noe” …
Don’t Just Do Something … Sit There – Dr. Jaine Ryder

Don’t Just Do Something … Sit There – Dr. Jaine Ryder

As the Manager of the Licensing and Credentialing Dept. at Centers for Spiritual Living’s Home Office in Golden, Colorado, I am privileged to witness an amazingly diverse array of ‘calls’ to the ministry. These calls get answered as uniquely as the individuals who receive them with deep mixtures of awe, joy, resistance, enthusiasm, fear, courage, … Continue reading “Don’t Just Do Something Sit There – Dr. Jaine Ryder” …
Minister is Also A Verb – Rev Myrna Hirst

Minister is Also A Verb – Rev Myrna Hirst

To have the word Reverend in front of your name is a lovely thing. It is something that you have worked for, as have I, long and hard. And no matter what called you to ministry, each of us certainly has a very deep feeling about what it means to be a minister. It may … Continue reading “Minister is Also A Verb – Rev Myrna Hirst” …