Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

You Are Christmas

By Warren Meyer

You are Christmas-every time you smile and help to make the world a brighter place.

You are Christmas-every time you laugh and let the sound join with all the happy music of the world.

You are Christmas-every time you speak a word of faith to some fearful soul along an unpaved road.

You are Christmas-every time you pray a prayer for those who need your very special blessings.

You are Christmas-every time your loving hand goes out of the way to give that extra special service.

-Unity/The Promise of Christmas
Have a Merry Christmas! 
       

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Richest Blessings,
Nancy Norman



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

"Let the nations be glad and sing for joy."
(Psalm 67:4)

"In the silence we get the wonderful inward joy that is of God."
(Myrtle Fillmore)

It is now time for us to begin our final week of Advent. The theme for this week is joy.

For centuries the world has been joyfully commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Once again we are given the opportunity to give thanks for the love, joy, and wisdom that He brought us.

Let us go back for just a moment in time and think of how it was before Jesus was born.

The Old Testament reveals that the Israelites were often anxious and afraid. They were treated cruelly by many of their neighbors. Joy often eluded the Israelites, except in their belief that someday the Promised One would arrive.

The birth of Jesus changed everything for those who believed in Him. Anxiety was replaced by joy, beginning with the shepherds who came from the fields to see this wondrous child. Imagine the joy they felt standing in the presence of pure love!

Jesus brought to this world an awareness of the indwelling Spirit. This loving Spirit brings joy to our lives whenever we take the time to awaken to it. There is no human joy or love as great as this! Unity/The Promise of Christmas
       
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Richest Blessings,
Nancy Norman

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

"You are the light of the world."
(Matthew 5:14)

Christmas is yet another week closer. Throughout our Advent journey, love has illumined us and all those around us. Because this week's theme has been love, we have been particularly conscious of the joy that comes from loving one another.

To commemorate the end of the third Advent week, take time to remember dear ones-not only those who are living, but also those who have moved on to a new experience in their immortal journey. Send a special blessing, and know that your love is reaching out to touch each one in a very special way.

You may wish to use the "Prayer for Protection" as part of your blessing.

The light of God surrounds you;
The love of God enfolds you;
The power of God protects you;
The presence of God watches over you.
Wherever you are, God is!

Perhaps you would like to extend your blessings beyond the limits of those you already know and bless everyone in the world. In this way, you are united in spirit with millions of people.

Everyone is part of the triumphant "All" of which God is the heart. No one is left out: "For we are members one of another."

Today, renewed in spirit and filled with thoughts of love, declare your oneness in spirit with all of God's creation: "You are the light of the world." Unity/The Promise of Christmas
        
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Richest Blessings,
Nancy Norman

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Weekly Wisdom / Thoughts on Truth

"God is our refuge and strength"
(Psalm 46:1) 

Have you heard the saying that the best gift often comes in the most unlikely package?

The Christmas season can be like that. At one time or another, each of us is likely to become so busy, stressed, burdened, or exhausted that "heavenly peace" is more fairy tale than reality.

When this happens, remember and affirm the truth: God is my help in every need.

If your need is peace, take time to relax. Breathe deeply.  Still your mind and body. God, the source of peace, is within you. Relax, let go, and accept God's peace. Feel it everywhere in your being.  Now rest in your unity with God.

If decisions are weighing on you, give them to God. In an attitude of surrender, go within and say: "God, I need Your wise, loving help. I need Your peace. I now let go and let You direct me. I trust You to open a perfect, peaceful way for me. Thank You, God.

God, who is present in every challenge, can turn the pressure of Christmas into the peace of Christmas. Just open your heart, turn within, and trust. Unity/Journey To Greatness

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Richest Blessings,
Nancy Norman

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

December 1, 2016

"And you will have confidence because there is hope."
(Job 11:18)

"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope."
(Martin Luther)

In 1897, with hope in her heart, a little girl wrote to the editor of The New York Sun to find out if there really was a Santa Claus. Here, in part, is the answer that she received:

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! ... There would be no childlike faith then ... The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.... Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see."

How true this is! For isn't Santa Claus a symbol of God's love in action and isn't Christmas a wonderful opportunity for that love to be expressed by all?

With the same faith as Virginia, let each of us renew his or her faith in God's love and remember that there is a Santa Claus! Unity/The Promise of Christmas


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Richest Blessings,
Nancy Norman

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/ Thoughts on Truth

Heaven Is an Inside Job.

You can search the universe forever and never find a place called heaven. Do you know why? Because heaven is not a place. It cannot be seen or visited. That's because heaven is a state of mind. Heaven is in you! It is in everyone.

When we are aware that we are part of God, and when we live our lives as if we really believe it-obeying the laws and will of God-we experience heaven.

In other words, when we do our best to let God be Himself in us, that is heaven. It is always right here, waiting. We don't have to go anyplace to find it. We only have to wake up to the fact that wherever we are God is, and that means we live in heaven right now. Mary-Alice Jafolla/The Simple Truth

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Richest Blessings, Nancy Norman

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!

"Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him with timbrel and harp."
(Psalms 149:3)

"When we open our heart to God in a spirit of gratitude and thankfulness,
His love descends upon us in overflowing measure."
(May Rowland)

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Praise God; life is good! I look to God and rejoice that I am one with the ever renewing, expanding wonder of God. The Psalmist sang, "Give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good." As we continue the song, we can sing of the wonder, joy, beauty and the goodness of God's activity in our hearts, minds and lives.

God is good; God is loving and we are never separate from Him. We trust Him with a strong faith and vital heart. We are attentive to His guiding Spirit. We sing praises with gratitude and with joy. God is with us; we are free and unlimited. We live in the wonder of God's good and we know that He is blessing us now.

Our hearts overflow with gratitude. God's good flows to us freely and abundantly. Praise God; life is good!

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)

"Man makes mistakes. God will use it all for good." (Stella Terrill Mann)

I give thanks for all the good in my life! There is a spiritual principle that tells me that all things work together for good no matter what the appearances may be. God goes before me clearing the way for the right out-working in every situation and circumstance for my good and for the good of all concerned.

I keep my mind open, alert, positive and expectant. I am confident that God's love and wisdom guide me and there are always new opportunities to experience. I let go of feelings of doubt, fear, failures or self-reproach, remembering that I am God's beloved child in whom he is well pleased. I trust His loving guidance and follow through on the inspiration that comes to me.

I give thanks for all God's good in my life and I am grateful for His ever-loving presence.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

November 10, 2016

Greetings! 
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go"
(Joshua 1:9)

"God is not a person outside of us who fills our needs from the outside. He is a dynamic potential within, who fills our needs from the inside. God is always where we are and what we need"
(Eric Butterworth)

God in the midst of me is mighty and His good will prevail. I have no fear, I have faith in God and I am divinely protected! Nothing in the outer world is as great as God's mighty power and presence within me.

I focus my attention on the goodness of God instead of any difficulty. I place my concern, doubt or fear into His hands knowing all is well and that I am safe.

I am divinely protected and nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul. God is my strength. I am not a helpless creature.  I am God's beloved child and I feel his presence within me wherever I go. I know that the whole of God is present at every point in space at the same time...or as the saying goes, "There is not a spot where God is not!"


God is mighty in the midst of me; there is nothing to fear.

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Richest Blessings,
Nancy Norman

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Weekly Wisdom Thoughts on Truth

God Gives Us Everything.

If you stop and think about it, you will realize that God has given us everything there is to give! Everything! #God has given us so much that we are unable to know it all. It is God’s very nature to give and give and give.

So many marvelous and beautiful things are evidence of God’s giving. And He has even given us all the wonderful things we cannot see, like love, wisdom, health, and imagination. We are so used to all of God’s gifts everywhere around us that we sometimes forget to be thankful for them. We take them for granted.

But this is a mistake, because it is only when we express our thanks for something that we are able to have its full benefit. When we are thankful for something it means we are aware of it. And it is not until we are aware of something that we can use it properly. Mary-Alice Jafolla/The Simple Truth

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Weekly Wisdom Thoughts on Truth

"...Go and do likewise." (Luke 10:37)

"Wealth is not a matter of chance, luck, or coincidence. The only  
chance you have is the chance you make yourself." (Joseph Murphy)

In the 1950's the author and well known New Thought minister, Joseph Murphy, told the story of a multi-millionaire who had created a chain of pharmacies after having started very small. One day, during lunch, he shared his multi-million-dollar formula with Joseph Murphy. He said he used it night and day for 25 years, and had given it to others who also became millionaires.


Multi-Million Dollar Formula
I recognize the eternal source of all riches, which never fails.
I am Divinely guided in all my ways, and I adapt myself to all new ideas.
Infinite Intelligence is constantly revealing to me better ways to serve my fellow man.
I am guided and directed to create products that will bless and help humanity.
I attract men and women who are spiritual, loyal, faithful, and talented,
and who contribute to the peace, prosperity, and progress of our business.
I am an irresistible magnet and attract fabulous wealth by giving the
best possible quality of products and services.
I am constantly in tune with the Infinite and the substance of wealth.
Infinite Intelligence governs all my plans and purposes, and I predicate all my success on
the truth that God leads, guides, and governs me in all my undertakings.
I am at peace inwardly and outwardly at all times.
I am a tremendous success.
I am one with God, and God is always successful.
I must succeed.
I am succeeding now.
I radiate love and goodwill to all those around me and to all my employees.
I fill my mind and heart with God's love, power, and energy.
All those connected with me are spiritual links in my growth, welfare, and prosperity.
I give all honor and glory to God.

This formula is powerful! This business tycoon brought all these things to pass, and blessed countless others. I suggest that you print it out, keep it handy and read or speak it every day.

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Richest Blessings,
Nancy Norman

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Principle Two: The Divinity of Mankind

[Ed. Note: This is the second of five articles in a series on the Unity Truth Principles. It is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the thinking that forms the basis for our teachings and lives.] 
“Man is the expression of God, and is ever one with His Perfect Life, Love, Intelligence, and Substance.”—from What Unity Teaches About Man.

One of Jesus' greatest teachings is that we are both human and divine. We are spiritual beings living in a spiritual universe, governed by spiritual law.


How often we forget this very important law. We develop spiritual amnesia and lose remembrance of our divine heritage. Our true identity is this: We are God's beloved creation in whom He is well pleased; we are made in the image and likeness of God; we are individualized expressions of God. We did not create ourselves, we are the creation of God. It has been said that “Mankind is God masquerading on earth.” When we look beyond flesh and bone, every one of us is the presence of God, Perfect Life, Love, Intelligence and Substance. We need to stop and think about who we really are and learn to identify ourselves correctly as spiritual beings. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Man is a piece of the universe made alive.”

“And God said, 'Let us make mankind in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth'.” (Genesis 1:26-27).

Often it can appear that our limiting factors are outer situations or the behavior of other people. The Truth is, the only thing that limits us is forgetting “who we are” and “whose we are.” The story of creation in Genesis tells us who we are. It tells us we were made in the image and likeness of God. That means, we are more than human beings, we are Spiritual Beings. As children of God, we are loved without condition and always have immediate access to God's compassion, generosity and graciousness. Understanding and realizing the Truth of what and whose we are leads to the demonstration of the good God wills for each of us.

Paganini, the great violinist, appeared before an audience one evening and made the discovery, just as they ended their applause, that there was something wrong with his violin. He looked closely and saw that it was not his famous and valuable instrument. He turned to his audience and told them there had been some mistake, and he did not have his own violin. He stepped behind the curtain thinking his violin was there, and discovered that someone had stolen it.

They had left an old secondhand one in its place. He paused for a moment, then went before the audience and said, “Ladies and gentlemen, I will show you that the music is not in the violin, but is in the soul.” And he played as he had never played before. Out of that secondhand, poorly made violin, beautiful music poured forth until the audience was enraptured. The applause almost lifted the roof off the building. 

When we know the Truth of our own Divinity, we can walk out on the stage of our life and demonstrate to the world that the music is not in conditions, not in things, not in other people, but the music of our life is within us. 

We are both human and divine, made in the image and likeness of God. 

Let us come out of the spiritual amnesia that has kept us in bondage and begin living the lives we were created to live. Don't let the outer appearance of things and people command all your attention. 

Remember, as children of God we are heirs to all His richness and goodness. We are Spiritual Beings living in a spiritual universe, governed by spiritual law. “Man is the expression of God, and is ever one with His Perfect Life, Love, Intelligence and Substance.” What Unity Teaches About Man

[Principle Three will be in the Jan./Feb. 2017 issue]

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

I can hear you saying, "Oh, I did that and nothing happened." You did not get results because you indulged in fear thoughts perhaps ten minutes later and neutralized the good you had affirmed. When you place a seed in the ground, you do not dig it up. You let it take root and grow.

Suppose, for example, you are going to say, "I shall not  be able to make that payment." Before you get further than, "I shall-" stop the sentence and dwell on a constructive statement, such as, "By day and by night I am prospered in all my ways." Joseph Murphy/The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
 

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Richest Blessings,
Nancy Norman

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

To him that hath the feeling of wealth, more wealth shall be added; to him that hath the feeling of lack, more lack shall be added.  Your subconscious multiplies and magnifies whatever you deposit in it.  Every morning as you awaken deposit thoughts of prosperity, success, wealth, and peace.  Dwell upon these concepts.  Busy your mind with them as often as possible.  These constructive thoughts will find their way as deposits in your subconscious mind, and bring forth abundance and prosperity. 
Joseph Murphy/The Power of your Subconscious Mind.


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

"I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten... You will have plenty to eat...
and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you."
(Joel 2:25, 26)

"In God's will for us there is only health and harmony and joyful expression and that to be restored we have but to enter into His presence and operate in accord with His will  for us."  
(Frances Foulks)

Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, wrote: "We are not to be concerned with the appearances of in-harmony, lack, and imperfections about us. These things are not real, and they will pass away quickly as Truth takes hold in the consciousness. We are to remember that the Light shines in the darkness...and that in the midst of the darkness, man's mind opens to the Light, and for him there is no more darkness."

As we turn our attention to God, knowing that nothing is impossible to God, and that God is mightily at work in our lives, we can end up healthier, happier, richer, and more secure than before. God has given us riches beyond measure and as we lift our minds in gratitude, we see the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. God shall restore the years that the locusts have eaten, and He has dealt with us wondrously!

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Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

"For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills."
 (Deuteronomy 8:7)

"Accepting who we truly are, and all of our human experience, is the greatest gift and the surest route to happiness."
 (Robert Brumet)

I believe that there is a reason for each of us to be on this earth at this time. I believe that each of us enters this life experience with definite talents, gifts, qualities, and characteristics to bless ourselves, others, and our world.  I believe that each of us is important, our potential is great, and the possibilities are unlimited.

As one person noted, "At every moment the universe is making you an irresistible offer."  The whole universe is lined up to support you and make your life joyous, happy, and fulfilled.  God has plans for you that are beyond your wildest dreams.

Everything in your life is a result of some belief or thought that you have held in mind.  So today begin to fill your mind with thoughts of possibilities and create the life you desire.  Start today to acknowledge the greatness that lies within you.  Remember you are a child of God and the resemblance is remarkable.  Yes, a beloved child of God and nothing is impossible to God!

Amazing crafts, fun games, yummy goodies, and a bounce house.  Don't forget to get your costumes ready for our Sunday School Halloween Party! Most of all, remember to bring a friend!  All the children will be busy bouncing and celebrating Halloween in the courtyard at the end of theirSunday School hour.  Reminder: Parents will be picking up their children at the party and not at their regular classrooms. Exception: Our Unitots (Pre-School) children will be picked up in their usual classroom.


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Richest Blessings,
Nancy Norman

Monday, October 3, 2016

Weather Prayer

Divine love prevails in all weather conditions. The Earth is blessed, and harmony, order and protection are assured.

Let us prayerfully and faithfully know for ourselves and our neighbors in surrounding countries that nothing is more powerful than God.  God is all power.  Divine Mind is all knowing.  Christ is the only Truth.  Spirit is all love.  We are surrounded and enfolded in that protective love and we are blessed.  Amen.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Weekly Wisdom/Thoughts on Truth

Elections, debates...every 4 years we have the privilege and opportunity to participate in having our vote and voice heard. Yes, there are always heated discussions and differences of opinions, but the important part is that our vote counts.

It is wise for us, as Unity truth students, to remember that God is in charge of our beautiful country and that He will guide and direct us in every way for the good of all concerned. Philippians 1:6 tells us, "...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion..." God began a good work in this country, the United States of America, and He will continue that work. When God starts a project, He completes it.

It really doesn't matter if we are Democrats, Republicans or Independents, we are blessed to live, work and celebrate together as Americans. Let us raise our consciousness above personalities and know that the Power and Presence of God is moving through our country, blessing us all with Life, Love, Light, Wisdom, Power, Peace, Beauty and Joy. Divine right action prevails!

The following was at one time published in the Daily Word; it is as profound today as it was in the past-pass it on and spread the calming influence of these words of truth:

Elections
We in Unity believe that God stands ever ready to point the way to the solution of problems. And so we believe that God's spirit is even now working through all people to place their government in the care of men and women who-because of their trust in the divine Presence-are able to deal effectively with every problem.

We know that under the divine law there are people qualified to assume leadership in various departments of the government-men and women who desire above all else to see God's law of justice and truth and love rule.

From now until Election Day, pray that God will illumine the minds of all voters; pray that all who participate in the campaigns or in the election are guided by the unfailing wisdom and uplifting love of God.

We ask that you join with us in this prayer for all people:
God is our strength and our inspiration; God's love and wisdom guide us in all our ways.
~ Daily Word ~

AFFIRMATION
~ On the right and perfect President ~
The divine intelligence of God is flowing through each and every United States citizen as they vote for the right and perfect president of the United States. I know that only the highest good for our country will be the result.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Weekly Wisdom Thoughts on Truth

"And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well..."
(James 5:15)

"If one person has gotten healing because he prayed, it proves that a principle is
there that heals when we learn how to let it work through us."
(James Dillet Freeman)

God is my health, I cannot be sick.

Jesus Christ now manifests as radiant, perfect health in my mind, heart, body and affairs.

I am whole, well and complete exactly as God created me to be.


I am a child of God; therefore, I do not inherit disease.  (Myrtle Fillmore)

God is healing me now! Whatever is needed to make my healing complete is with me now. My prayers are answered. God's perfect life forms and maintains my body in perfect health, harmony and order.

No matter what my healing need is, I remember to turn in prayer to God, the Creator of my magnificent mind and body. There is no condition that cannot be healed.

Every cell, atom, function and organ is blessed with God-life and intelligence. There is a pattern of perfection that is always at work and miracles are taking place right here, right now!

I pray and give thanks that the healing power of God is now being done.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Weekly Wisdom Thoughts on Truth


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight."
Proverbs 3:5-6

"The one who trusts in God is always protected. He abides in peace with the full assurance that all is well."
Mary Kupferle

I trust God; He never fails me. He makes my paths straight by guiding and protecting me. I place everything in God's care. He knows what is best for me. I trust God completly in every choice I make. God is my help in every time of need.

I lay aside all fear; it has no power. God is greater than any fear I may be experiencing. I feel God's presence and I listen to His guidance. As I do so all tension, stress and strain simply dissolve into nothingness and I am assured all is well!

I place every situation, circumstance and person lovingly into God's care. I ask believing and trust God to answer my every need. I rejoice that I am one with God and God is one with me. With confidence and faith I move forward to do what needs to be done by me! I trust in the goodness of God and His love that never fails me.

#WeeklyWisdom #ThoughtsonTruth

@nancynorman

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Weekly Wisdom

"Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart."
(Psalms 37:4)

"From the metaphysical standpoint we see that genius is merely one who has caught
onto the law of believing his dreams of health, perfection and success to be true,
and whose dreams have therefore become true."
(Charles Fillmore)

I rejoice! I am one with God! I make fearless changes in my thinking and living that enable me to be productive, happy, fulfilled and successful. Gone are feelings of fear, insecurity and uncertainty. There is a mighty power within me that is urging me ever onward and upward, revealing to me new ideas, new possibilities and new opportunities.

I begin to understand that I live in a sea of pure, positive potential. God has prepared the way for me to excel in every way. I release and let go of any ideas that I may have held that are limiting or fear-based. I am filled with faith and courage to do what needs to be done by me.

The spirit that God has given me is all-confident, all-powerful, all-loving and all-wise. I make fearless changes in my thinking and living that enable me to be productive, happy, fulfilled and successful!


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