Category Archives: Readings

9/29 Sermon: “Listen to the World! – Revelation 1.0”

SERMON, by Pete Toot INTRODUCTION…   Today we will be exploring the realm of creation we are most familiar with – the natural universe – the universe we see around us, that we live in day to day, that is … Continue reading

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#ThursdayThoughts: Faith, Doubt & Fear

Readings to think about for Sunday: There are those who are in doubt before they deny, and there are those who are in doubt before they affirm. Those in doubt before they deny are those who incline to a life … Continue reading

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Finding things in Common #FridayFeeling #ReligiousPlurality

from Swedenborg.com Zen meant giving up the love and sense of a separate self and living passionately in the moment so as to leave one open to the influx of wisdom and enlightenment. Zen included the notion of work or … Continue reading

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#PalmSunday #Devotional @Swedcomm

from SwedenborgianCommunity.org Often, our first sense of God is a glimpse of something beautiful and peaceful calling to us. To respond to the call feels joyous and liberating. At the beginning, there is excitement about beginning a new journey. There … Continue reading

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#MindfulMonday Sunday’s Inspiration

Yesterday, we gathered virtually (over Skype with one of our members) and bodily at our worship space, the Glendale New Church.  We brought in things that gave us hope during our childhoods and adulthoods and that continue to give us … Continue reading

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What is it to be spiritual?

“No one can be regenerated unless he knows the things that compose the new life, that is, spiritual life; for it is that life to which regeneration leads a person. The things that compose the new or spiritual life are the … Continue reading

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Loving Our Neighbor

Unselfish acts are the real miracles out of which all the reported miracles grow. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson From Heaven and Hell, Emanuel Swedenborg (trans. Dole), n. 15): 15. There are two quite distinguishable loves in heaven—love for the Lord and love for … Continue reading

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