Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies

Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies Lisa’s Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipe! Mother Marge Ferraro’s Baking Book  (From her Aunt Counge Ficarri’s family recipe) Preheat oven to 350 degrees (You can split this recipe but here’s the Italian version…Meaning a LOT of cookies!)  STEP 1: Dry mixture Ingredients: Mix the following ingredients in a bowl. (A dry mixture)  8 cups of flour 1 cup

December 13th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|

A Christmas Poem from Rev. Christie Hardwick

A Christmas Poem Shared by Rev. Christie Hardwick Christmas is lingering in my heart The sparkle of decorations The sound of Johnny Mathis and Luther on their Christmas CD’s I feel so hopeful this time of year Unlike those who hit bottom When yuletide comes around   Its not the baby Jesus That I place in the manger Its not

December 6th, 2020|Categories: Creativity, Rev. Christie Hardwick|

Rum Fruitcake Cookies

Rum Fruitcake Cookies Shared from Paul Miller Beat: 1 cup sugar and 3/4 cup shortening, add 3 eggs, 1/3 cup orange juice, 1 Tablespoon rum extract, beat 2 minutes Combine: 3 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon each: baking soda & salt Add: 2 cups candied mixed fruit, 1 cup each: raisins and nuts (chopped) Stir dry mixture

December 6th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|

Be the Changeless Witness

Be The Changeless Witness Lisa Ferraro The true seer perceives their own soul as the silent witness, aloof from the body—the microcosm created by the cosmic vibratory force, Prakriti or Mother Nature. She alone is the performer of all physical and mental activities. (Yogananda) The Changeless Witness is the human being who can remain centered in the Soul while the

November 29th, 2020|Categories: Thought of the Week|

What Constitutes an Awakening?

What Constitutes an Awakening? Shared from Rev. Dana Horton It is said that soon after his enlightenment the Buddha passed a man on the road who was struck by the Buddha’s extraordinary radiance and peaceful presence. The man stopped and asked, “My friend, what are you? Are you a celestial being or a god?” “No,” said the Buddha. “Well, then,

November 28th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

Chopped Salad

Chopped Salad Shared from Paul Miller In a 9 x 13 baking dish, layer any or all of the following (all finely chopped): lettuce, cabbage, kale, other greens, onions, crisp apples, bacon chips Optional: sliced turkey, shredded cheese, shredded carrots Top this with well-drained, shredded canned (or fresh) red beets This will keep for several days. Add favorite dressing to

November 28th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|

Gratitude Practice

Gratitude Practice by Lisa Ferraro People, Places and Things I created this exercise as part of a class I taught on appreciation. It's a simple way to keep the focus on all that is serving us and bringing Joy. Here it is! Gratitude Exercise: Focus on People, Places and Things ~ Begin by call to your heart's mind one person for whom

November 22nd, 2020|Categories: Thought of the Week|

Sit ’n Spin

Sit ’n Spin By Mary Dinneen When my grandmother was alive my mom and I would catch her doing what we affectionately called “stewing.” She would go over and over in her mind situational outcomes she didn’t like. I think she believed if she thought hard enough and long enough about something (i.e. stewing), she could change the outcome. Now

November 22nd, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

Fresh Baked Pies

Fresh Baked Pie Recipes By Paul Miller Pie Baking Basics 1. Have ingredients at room temperature (butter may be chilled) 2. Very helpful to have a pastry tool and a rolling pin 3. Use all-purpose (or gluten-free flour) but not cake or self-rising 4. Sift or whisk flour before measuring (to add air) 5. Don't overwork the mixture (the more

November 22nd, 2020|Categories: Recipes|

Soul Steps: Uncovering the Soul

Soul Steps: Uncovering the Soul Lisa Ferraro 1) Remember: There’s Nothing to it! ~Allow for beginners mind to flow through you. 2) Meditation is the key to the one who is always ME. ~Life after life, incarnation after incarnation, the Soul knows the YOU of YOU. Bring that wisdom forth through the practice of silent meditation. 3) Beginning with the

November 15th, 2020|Categories: Coaches Corner|

The Pull of Reality

The Pull of Reality By Lisa Ferraro Reality is what grabs hold of you and pulls you away from mere things. Reality is not what makes you blind and deaf and causes you to cling more tightly. The spiritually blind imagine things that only increase their suffering; the fancies of selflessness are what come to the eyes of visionaries. Rumi

November 15th, 2020|Categories: Thought of the Week|

Sit With the Listening

Sit With the Listening By Sue Keith I looked out my front door this morning and felt the world saying, “Welcome!  What a wonderful day you are about to experience.”  Well, that has never happened before.  “Of course, that has never happened before because this is a brand new day.  No one has ever lived this moment until right now.” 

November 15th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

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