Touching Base

Hello friends,

Just saying hi to everyone. I was going to put out another short video, but I’ll probably do that tomorrow. I don’t want to burn everyone out. I think you will enjoy this coming Sunday’s program on YouTube. I’ve expanded the format somewhat, taping it in the church and including a musical performance by Barb and Diane, as well as a meditation. Hope you tune in to it.

We’re certainly in an interesting time. On the news front, there are many encouraging signs, but you have to look for them. It seems that so many are negative and designed to keep people in fear. I think it’s important for everyone to comply with the governor’s stay-at-home order and only go out for the essentials. I must admit, however, that I was a little amused to see the governor’s essential retailers include grocery, liquor and marijuana stores.

This is a good time to pull out our favorite books and refresh our thoughts with spiritual ideas. It’s also good to just go about our business and maybe get some things done around the house that we’ve been putting off. Beth and I took a nice walk yesterday while we had sunshine. Today we’re watching occasional snow flurries. What a beautiful planet we live on.

In my quiet time early this morning (I was up by 4 a.m.), I experienced the deep assurance that all is well. It was very clear and reassuring. I created the above poster and shared it on FaceBook, as I know there are some who are stressing over this. I trust you’re not one of them, that you’re seeing this as an opportunity to slow down and reassess. It’s so easy to get caught up in things that don’t really matter. And it’s also easy to lay it all down and enjoy this momentary pause.

Please feel free to comment and just say “Hi, we’re good here.” This will be over before we know it, so let’s just take it in and enjoy it.

Blessings to you,

Rev. Doug

4 thoughts on “Touching Base

  1. Doug, your continual posts and presentations have been upbuilding and supportive. We are not in certain territory as daily reports unfold, but we are on spiritually solid ground. It is good to be nourished and encouraged toward what we already deeply know.

    1. Thanks Allen. We often refer to external changes and how important it is to maintain a spiritual foundation. This present moment is a perfect example of why this is true.
      Be safe. Doug

  2. I referred to your Youtube meditation on the “Valley of the Shadow” in my blog today. I hope it will bring comfort to some new people.

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