Woman to Woman

A newly formed CSL Women’s Group, “Woman to Woman,” will have its inaugural launch on Monday, June 25th. And surprisingly, the upcoming event leaves me with thoughts of Sigmund Freud. Strange I know, but hang with me for a bit—I’ll get back to Sigmund. The anticipation of meeting with a group of women of various […]

Dancing To The Beat of Our Own Music

I think it’s important, personally and as a community, that we do a little Spiritual sleuthing to discover what we value most. Each Sunday at CSL we dissect one of the Seven Core Values that dramatically define us. Here are the values that made the cut and landed in our Spiritual Top Seven: LOVE, HEALING, […]

Seeing With New Eyes

“The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so […]

Revealing the Cracks

So, you have this beautiful home. It is perfectly designed with a manicured lawn and plenty of room for house parties and holiday get togethers. One day, you notice a crack on the side of the house. Nothing to worry about, right? Cut to 3 months later and the one crack is actually coming from […]

My Future World Vision

The first day of the Principles of Successful Living class, when Dr. Chris Michaels explained about what the requirements for this final project were, I was a bit perplexed. Being a Software Architect/Engineer for 15 years I have a very logical mind. I have always been interested in what futurists have to say about where […]


My mode of operandi is worry, but I am blissfully unaware of it. I use worry as a way to move through life. If I can determine every worst case scenario given a particular circumstance, I can move forward. What a limiting way to live, right?! But it’s how I “survive” or at least that […]

Go There but Don’t Stay

Transitions can be difficult and they seem to often sneak up on you. I have a theory that they actually don’t sneak up on you and I’ll explain in a second about said theory. We are always evolving so transitions are either behind us, with us or in front of us. They can come suddenly, […]

A New Way of Living

Before heading to class on the very first day I stopped for a moment to kneel down and pray. Turning my head to the heavens above, I asked, “Please God, show me a new way to love.” Then, in class I learned there really is no sin And to talk with God, I only need […]

Raising Enlightened Children

I was 14 years old. It was a day before my first day in high school. My parents were acting weird. My dad quiet. My mom distant and holding back tears. My parents certainly had their share of arguments over the years and had been together since they were 14. My dad was a navy […]

Talking about God in Mixed Company: How God has Become My Four Letter Word

“We are not of this world. We just live in it.” What a crock! It’s a true statement, but how does one apply that sentiment when you’re with friends, at work, feeding the homeless, at a dinner party? Yes, I know we are spiritual beings having a human experience. We are also humans in a […]