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Camp Aurora clean-up crew

All Hands On Deck for Camp Clean-Up Weekend

It’s fitting that our summer camp clean-up at Geneva Point Center, in preparation for Camp Aurora, falls on this holiday weekend. Memorial Day is synonymous with service; service above self. Service Above Self President Ronald Reagan is credited with reviving the practice of honoring Memorial Day and its meaning. He shared about the importance of […]

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flower & bee

Lessons From a Flower

“Consider a flower; it is one of the masterpieces of God’s creation. Hidden within a flower, even in a nameless wildflower blooming in a field, we can easily discover the Creator’s will and purpose. To see a flower alive and growing to perfection is truly to witness a miracle. Flowers display beautiful colors and the […]

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Love is a Choice that Alters the Path of Life

It’s easy to think that what you say and do isn’t a big deal. How do you measure the impact of your choices and actions anyway? Can your choice make a difference to the world? At Easter Time, our thoughts naturally turn to Jesus and the choices he made. Although the stores are bursting at […]

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negative thoughts

Believe In Your Vision Because God Gave It To You

Everyone knows what it’s like to get into a rut. Everywhere you turn, you see something negative that just confirms your worst fears. You wonder how you arrived in that place. This isn’t a new problem. For thousands of years, people have been wondering why they get stuck in a point of view that brings […]

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laugh with God

How Many Times Did You Laugh Today?

The search for happiness is basic to human life. The greatest tragedy that befalls people is when they give up on that search. Maybe you know someone who has given up on being happy, or perhaps you feel that way yourself. The irony is that we are created for happiness, so life can’t really work […]

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Would You Have Believed In Jesus 2000 Years Ago?

Everyone has heard the phrase that hindsight is 20/20. How many times have you thought “I wish I’d known then, what I know now.” I know I have said that! The Turning Point of History This week’s video of the Lasting Imprint series “The Turning Point of History” begs that exact question. What if people […]

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The Power of One Changes History

All of us have something we have been blessed with to contribute to this world. When we use our gifts, we find personal fulfillment. Our life takes on greater meaning and we naturally experience our value and place in the universe. Lasting Imprint, session 8 This episode of Lasting Imprint looks at the difference one […]

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Scripture Leads Us Into Relationship With God and Each Other

We can gain many insights from the Bible and other sacred texts. The Bible and Divine Principle are books that describe the totality of all relationships: our relationship with God, God’s relationship with us, our relationship with each other. They also contain discussion of what relationships are like in an ideal sense, why relationships don’t […]

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conflict & contradiction

The Origin of Conflict – Lasting Imprint, Session 7

“We find a great contradiction in every person. Within the self-same individual are two opposing inclinations: the original mind that desires goodness and the evil mind that desires wickedness. They are engaged in a fierce battle, striving to accomplish two conflicting purposes. Any being possessing such a contradiction within itself is doomed to perish. Human […]

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Raise Your Standard

Raising Your Standard To Fulfill Your Potential

It’s that time of year when New Year’s resolutions are faltering and we wonder why we even tried! I found a sliver of hope in a Tony Robbins video. He gave me permission to let go of my goals without giving up. That got my interest! Tony made a good point: Resolutions, or goals, usually […]

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