Rev. Brian L. Crissey
My grandfather was shot dead when my dad was only 2. It was 1901. The family thought he was a traveling salesman, but the bullet in his heart said he was a riverboat gambler. We can't all be right all the time, can we? But we would like to get many of the big judgments right, wouldn't we? Or at least some of them.
Now I'm a grandfather seven times over, and my 16-year-old granddaughter Amata, who currently lives in Phuket, Thailand, provided me with an unexpected birthday…
By Rev. Brian Kirsch
This past couple of months, I’ve seen Facebook posts and e-mails reminding me to “Emerge and Converge” to the 2021 ADL Conference. Back about forty years ago, I went through some communication courses with Scientology. One thing that stuck with me is the idea of looking up words even though I think or believe I know what they mean. Emerge: move out of or away from something and come into view. Converge: (of lines) tend to meet at a point.
“Time is of the essence” …
By Rev. Lindsay Babich
Personalizing an Ordination with Music
ADL Mentors are keenly aware that every Mentee who qualifies through their ADL studies to be Ordained and receive their own Charter and Chapel is unique. Anyone who knows our Alliance of Divine Love culture understands that we are not a “cookie-cutter” church.
Our primary tenet of “Love is All There Is” is an open ingredients list for recipes to bake, sauté, stir-fry and juice new ministries of infinitely diverse manifestation. A…
By Rev. Brian Kirsch
“I’m not a real intern, but I play one on planet Earth.”
~ Robert Young - Dr. Welby M.D.
I find myself having moments of living in the past. It’s a smug, know-it-all kinda thing. I think, and actually believe that since I have been on a spiritual path, that there are certain things that I already know. But I had an awareness the other day…I don’t know everything! I know, an adult moment! “This thing about me having to have a certain amount of time each month as an in…
by Brian L Crissey
Life gets complicated, and yet the best guidance is often very simple.
The Good Man had some simple suggestions that would be good for us all to follow.
We can never know that we have a correct interpretation of everything that is pertinent to the issue at hand. So we cannot reliably judge. Clarifying information may arrive tomorrow, so don't judge others, or yourself.
Love others, including yourself, and seek the highest degree of Love in every sit…
By Brian Kirsch
A twisted adventure of the highest degree of love
One day, a young woman (we’ll call her Goldilocks) ventured into the woods in search of a deeper meaning to life. While on her sojourn, she came upon a small cottage. She was intrigued as to why anyone would have a home in the middle of the woods. Upon turning the handle on the door, it opened. Looking in, Goldilocks noticed that there was no one home. So she let herself in.
Let’s hold the story here for a second…It seems …
by Rev. Shellie Enteen
At a time when many are experiencing major changes in lifestyle that threaten to destroy structures and beliefs that once seemed secure, an attitude of despondency or despair may focus into a pattern of resentment. This is the time to reach for the Bach Flower, Willow.
Dr. Bach says Willow is “For those who have suffered adversity or misfortune and find these difficult to accept without complaint or resentment, as they judge life much by the success which it brings. They…
by Rev. Annie Nelson
I pray all is well as we “live forward” creating a better world today and for all of our tomorrows. I’d like to share some insights with you from some recent experience(s) I’ve had, and I do this in recognition of life’s synchronicity and the Divine Consciousness (awareness/unity with God) that I’m feeling so blessed to have experienced and need to share.
I recently made a decision to move to a new city, recognizing that I needed to be living in a more progressive…
Transcribed by Rev. Theresa Crabtree
Greetings Dear Ones,
We are always en-light-ened by the time we spend in communion with you. It is our highest hope and desire that you will take time from your busy day to commune with your “Higher Self” and personal Spirit Team more often, preferably on a daily basis.
This communion is essential for anyone who is diligent about pursuing enlightenment during their current incarnation. It is simple to do, but one’s busy-ness, disbelief and resistance makes…
by Rev. Allen Reed, Jr.
"Man is the highest form of creation, even more so than the angels, for man aspires to freedom." -Paramahansa Yogananda
For as long as I can remember I have always been connected to the angelic realms.
My very first encounter was at the age of three. It was late at night and I found myself awakened by the sound of music. A thousand water based instruments and another thousand voices of the highest pitch. Even at such a tender age, I instinctually knew the musi…