11:30 Humanist, The Point_
Rev. Marlin Lavanhar
In this season when our current culture bombards us with commercialism, consumerism, and Christian ardor, let us take a moment to step out of the clamor and remember the solstice and how nature is a source of our renewal and hope. People in ancient times were much more connected to the cycles of nature. They spent more time outside. They cultivated the earth on a daily basis, had substantially fewer conveniences and comforts so that the seasons had an even more essential and inexorable influence on their lives. Winter solstice was an important time of celebration and had a role in helping people face their fears with hope and joy. Join us as we celebrate the solstice this Sunday.
Bridging Between Hopes and Dreams
Bishop Carlton Pearson
King Solomon of old wrote: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.” Proverbs 13:12
One of the kindest most gracious wishes people give to someone they admire or care for is, “May all your hopes and dreams come true”. There is a strange, usually strained and direct connection between hopes and dreams. They are not one and the same thing, but strongly associated. To hope is to expect. To dream is to imagine. We can learn to imagine what we expect and expect what we imagine. We must not only build, but be
the bridge between the two. Lets talk about effective and productive ways of doing that.
It is powerfully possible!