Sunday Quotes 2019

Quotations Used in the Sunday Message
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PowerPoint Presentation-03-17-19- St. Pat’s Day

20 min. Irish Music set by jOhn Kennedy & Chris Obrian (of Kennedy’s Kitchen Music group), plus John Wiseman & Melaney – Rev. Sandie’s Talk shortened to 5-8min

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“Letting Music Touch Your Soul”

Core Statement:  None


Ephesians 5:19 (NRSV)

19 …sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts…


Music is so much more than enjoyment for our ears. It affects our minds and souls to create a multi-sensory experience that goes far beyond listening. The power that different sounds can have on us is tremendous… a single song can immediately impact our mood. Andre Feriante  

Evolutionary scientists believe that a musical culture would have helped prehistoric human species to survive because the music coordinates emotions, helps important messages to be communicated, motivates people to identify with a group, and motivates individuals to support other group members.






“Experiencing Change…Part 2: Ready To Receive”   03-10-19

Core Statement:

“Releasing What Has Been Creates Room For Limitless New Possibilities” SV


Joshua 1:9  (NKJV)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Philippians 3:13b-14 (NKJV)

13b …but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God…

Isaiah 43:18-19  (NIV)

18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

    2 Peter 3:13  (NIV)  13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

Unity Quotes:

Those who lived in cultures more attuned to nature understood and lived life as a process…  their spiritual lives, which were not separated from their everyday lives, reflected their deep appreciation for the wisdom and beauty of the natural processes.

Transition may be an uncomfortable time, yet it is always a meaningful time…  Times of transition are wonderful opportunities to gain strength and wisdom – opportunities to experience spiritual breakthroughs and healings.     

Robert Brumet Finding Yourself In Transition


Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” -Marilyn Monroe

                            Observe constantly that all things take place by change.   Marcus Aurelius

Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves. They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision.  V.S. Naipaul

                                         The shell must break before the bird can fly. - Alfred Tennyson

Infinite Goodness loves to abound, and to overflow infinitely with infinite treasures.     Thomas Traherne

Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away. But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day. Irish Saying






“Experiencing Change…Part 1: Facing Fears”   03-03-19
Part 2: Ready To Receive

Core Statement:   

“Fearing Change Keeps Us Stuck, Blocking God’s Infinite Creative Flow” SV


John 16:33b  (NKJV)

33b “…In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Matthew 6:34  (NRSV)  34 “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s

     trouble is enough for today.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NRSV)

11 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.

    Psalm 31:3 (NKJV)  For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore… Lead me and guide me.

Unity Readings:

It seems that the greatest of all human fears is fear of the unknown, and change, especially deep or sudden change, almost always confronts us with the unknown…  Change often takes us into new territory where old maps are no longer sufficient.

To understand the nature of the transition process and to trust the divine order and wisdom inherent within it provide us with the opportunity to use transition as a time of accelerated growth and learning.   Robert Brumet Finding Yourself In Transition


Weep not that the world changes—did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.  William Bryant

The mind, I have discovered, is very clever. As soon as it recognizes that it is entering territory where it is not in charge, it becomes very protective. It quickly begins inventing reasons to stop, because it does not want to let go.    Michael Jones

Seek then to create change not because a thing is wrong but because it is no longer a statement of Who You Are.     Conversations With God   Neale Donald Walsch 

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.    Alan Watts






“Am I Really Enough…Just As I Am?  Part 3: Learning To Love Anew”  02-17-19

Core Statement:

“Love Is A State Of Being We Experience When Centered In God-ness  ” SV


Mark 11:25

25And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him (yourself)

Psalm 147:3  (NKJV)

He (the Lord) heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (sorrows).

1 John 4:16-17 

 16So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17By this is love perfected with us….             

    Colossians 3:14  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

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In the world we find love so turned awry by wrong thinking that it does not represent God. In its beginning it came forth from God…     

…The love of God must be felt in the heart. It cannot be described, and one who has not felt it can have no concept of it from the descriptions of others. But the more we talk about love, the stronger it grows in the consciousness, and if we persist in thinking loving thoughts and speaking loving words, we are sure to bring into our experience the feeling of that great love that is beyond description-the very love of God.      

When love, the universal magnet, is brought into action in the consciousness of our race, it will change all our methods of supplying human wants. It will harmonize all the forces of nature and will dissolve the discords that now infest earth and air.    Talks on Truth  Charles Fillmore


Life doesn’t judge us, but we judge ourselves. Life doesn’t criticize us, but we criticize ourselves. Life doesn’t abandon us, but we often abandon ourselves.  Louise Hay

         It's our own small voice within that is our oppressor; it says we are not worthy and not powerful enough. Our limited beliefs are the real foes we need to fight and conquer.  Yehuda Berg

When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.  Harry Palmer

Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, how we see ourselves and how we see our relationships with others."   David R. Hawkins

Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.  Stacey Charter

You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from.   Werner Erhard
      Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.   Gary Zukov

If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.    Fred Rogers

                            Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.  Jean Anouilh






 “Am I Really Enough…Just As I Am? Part 2: Radical Forgiveness”    02-10-19

Core Statement:

“Radical Forgiveness Is Releasing The Past Into A Present Consciousness Of Healing Love” SV


1 Corinthians 6:19a  (NIV) 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?

     Romans 8:38-39  (ESV)  38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God...

Isaiah 42:6-7  (NIV) “I, the Lord, have called you…  to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

       Isaiah 43:18-19  (NRSV)  18 Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. 19 I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Luke 6:37-38 (NRSV)   37"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

         Colossians 3:12-14  12…clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another…  14And over all these virtues put on love…

Special Reading:

Mock (or “ordinary” forgiveness), while not the real thing, is extremely beneficial when used in the context of a certain set of beliefs – beliefs that are firmly rooted in the physical (egoic) world and everyday human reality. Radical forgiveness, on the other hand, is the real thing because it is rooted in the metaphysical reality of the world of Spirit- what I call the World of Divine Truth.   

 In terms of our capacity to heal ourselves and to evolve spiritually, Radical Forgiveness offers extraordinary potential to transform consciousness, and this potential far exceeds what is possible with “Mock Forgiveness.    Radical Forgiveness, Making Room for The Miracle  Colin C. Tipping


At the end of the day, remind yourself that you did the best you could today, and that is good enough. Lori Deschene

              If I invite God into my life, I am and always will be good enough.   Kate Wicker

Many of us carry grudges for years and years. We feel self-righteous because of what someone else did to us. I call this being stuck in the prison of self-righteous resentment. We get to be right. We never get to be happy. Louise Hay   

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.    Gerald Jampolsky

              To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Louis B. Smedes

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. Louis B. Smedes

      To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.  Robert Muller





“Am I Really Enough…Just As I Am? Part 1: Answering The Question”   02-03-19

Core Statement:

“Shifting Our Perspective Allows Self-Acceptance & Enough-ness” SV


Exodus 3:11-12a (NIV)

11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” 12 And God said, “I will be with you…

Leviticus 19:15

15You shall do no injustice in judgment...

   Romans 14:13  (NRSV) 13 Let us therefore no longer pass judgment on one another, but resolve instead never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another.

Psalm 139:13-14  (NASB)

13 For You created my inmost being; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.

      Ephesians 2:10  (NKJV)  10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Special Reading:

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.  Ralph Waldo Emerson


Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?    Brigham Young

          Your best will never be good enough, to the ones constantly searching for your flaws. But for you to be the best, you need to ignore your flaws and do what is the best.   Gugu Mona

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.   Maxwell Maltz

“If only you knew how beautiful you are unconditionally. Don't you know it's enough if all you do is breathe?”  Brittany Burgunder

The most important day is the day you decide you’re good enough for you. It’s the day you set yourself free.   Brittany Josephina

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.    Louise L. Hay






"Letter to God/Higher Self...With Gratitude 2019    (Part 2)"  01-27-19

Core Statement:

“Open To Divine Guidance, We Envision Infinite Possibilities Unfolding” sv


Lamentations 3:22-23  (NASB) 

22 The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never

fail. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
Proverbs 2:1-6 (NASB)

2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding; 3 For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; 4 If you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will discern the fear (Awe) of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

2 Corinthians 4:18  (NIV)   18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

    1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (NIV) 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

Psalm 43:3a   (NASB)  3 O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me…

        Proverbs 23:7   (NKJV)   7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

           Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)  10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Unity Quotes:

…Observation shows that the purer the mind the greater it’s capacity to receive and interpret the ideas imparted to it by Spirit …Those who cultivate communion with the Father within become conscious of a guiding light…    Atom Smashing Power Of Mind Charles Fillmore

God-Mind is…constantly seeking to release its perfection in you…when you ask for its guidance and place yourself, by prayer and affirmation, in mental touch with it, there is a great increase in its manifestation in your life.    Christian Healing   Charles Fillmore


 Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.  Eckhart Tolle

You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices." - Deepak Chopra

      Within the seed of your desire is everything necessary for it to blossom to fulfillment. And Law of Attraction is the engine that does the work. Your work is just to give it a fertile growing place in order to expand…   Abraham Hicks


Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.    Charles Haanel

       Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. Rumi






"Letter to God/Higher Self...With Gratitude 2019 – Part 1”  01-20-19

Core Statement:   

“Focused Forward In Gratitude, We Manifest Lives Of Greater Good” sv


Psalm 51:2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
         Psalm 9:1  1I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart…

Philippians 4:8 

8 …whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.

Jeremiah 11:4b  (NASB)

4b …‘Listen to My voice, and do according to all which I command you; so you shall be My people, and I will be your God,’

Deuteronomy 30:20a  20…Love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life…

Proverbs 23:7   (NKJV)   7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

           Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)  10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Unity Quotes:

…Observation shows that the purer the mind the greater it’s capacity to receive and interpret the ideas imparted to it by Spirit …Those who cultivate communion with the Father within become conscious of a guiding light…   Atom Smashing Power Of Mind Charles Fillmore

Words of praise, gratitude or thanksgiving expand, set free and in every way radiate energy…  When thoughts are lifted up to the contemplation of our all-pervading and all-powerful Spirit… and our voices ring out in words of praise…the walls of negation are shattered, and we step forth into a new consciousness of life.  Teach Us To Pray  Charles & Cora Fillmore


Consistently expressing sincere and heartfelt gratitude for what you already have is the underlying and often overlooked force which opens doors to immeasurable abundance and happiness.

     We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.    ~Thornton Wilder

"Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves. They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision." - V.S. Naipaul

   "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." - Albert Einstein

Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination.   Anthon St. Maarten

"Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing." - John Andrew Holmes

                 "I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities." - Whoopi Goldberg






“The White Stone Experience… A ‘New Name’/Vision Forward”  01-13-19

Core Statement:

“God-Self Whispers To Us A ‘New Name’ Of Grander Spiritual Vision” SV


Romans 7:6   (ESV)
But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit...

     Isaiah 43:18-19  (NRSV)  18 Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. 19 I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 60:1,5 (NASB)

1"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 5"Then you will see and be radiant, and your heart will thrill and rejoice…
     Psalm 16:7-8  (NIV)  7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. 8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD…

John 1:1-3 (CEV)   The Word of Life

1 In the beginning was the one who is called the Word. The Word was with God and was truly God. 2 From the very beginning the Word was with God. 3 And with this Word, God created all things. Nothing was made without the Word.

Revelations 2:17  17He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says... To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.

Unity Quotes:

A change of mind effects a corresponding change in the body. If the thoughts are lifted up, the whole organism is raised to higher rates of vibration…But first there must be a renunciation or letting go of old thoughts before the new can find place in the consciousness.   Twelve Powers of Man Charles Fillmore

We find there is in man a knowing capacity transcending intellectual knowledge …  .One should give attention to this…whispering of Spirit in man. It is not of the intellect and does not originate in the skull. It is the development, in man, of a greater capacity to know himself and the purpose of creation.     Twelve Powers of Man Charles Fillmore

This is exactly what the Word is – the working power of God…Persistent meditation upon the Truth contained in the Word of God opens the mind to Spirit.    The Word of God is the revelation to man of the powers and possibilities of his own being…Man’s consciousness is lifted up by the wisdom of the Word, and he finds himself master of the powers and privileges of infinity.     Keep A True Lent  Charles Fillmore      

Referring to the many name changes that occurred in the Bible: Abram/Abraham, Jacob/Israel, Simon/Peter, Saul/Paul…     The change in name always denotes a change in character so pronounced that the old name will no longer apply to the new person…The new name…when we apply it individually means that our faith is to be expressed by bringing the multitude of our thoughts into the realm of Spirit and under the guidance of the Christ.    Mysteries of Genesis   Charles Fillmore


Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. Bob Marley

         We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.   Joseph Campbell

We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.           C. JoyBell C.

To pray is to listen to the One…  To pray is to let that voice speak to the center of your being, and let that voice resound in your whole being. Henri Nouwen

It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.   Thomas Troward

         Set your intention, and trust the universe to take care of the details.    Mike Fotheringham