Sunday, September 3, 2017

9-3-17, "How Much Good Can You Do?", Dr. Edward Viljoen

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Theme for 2017: Values-Based Spiritual Living


Affirmation for September

We dedicate our time, talent, and treasure to the evolution 
of our spiritual community and our world.

This month’s Recommended Reading:

Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You  
Help Others, Do Work that Matters, and Make Smarter Choices About Giving Back 
by William MacAskill.

 MacAskill and his colleagues developed effective altruism—a practical, data-driven approach 
to doing good that allows us to make a tremendous difference regardless of our resources. 
Effective altruists operate by asking certain key questions, which force them to think differently, overcome biases, and use evidence and careful reasoning rather than act on impulse. 
In Doing Good Better, MacAskill lays out these principles and shows that, when we use them correctly—when we apply the head and the heart to each of our altruistic endeavors—each of us has the power to do an astonishing amount of good.

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Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa





Sunday, August 27, 2017

8-27-17, "Being Kind in a Cruel World", Dr. Edward Viljoen

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Theme for 2017: Values-Based Spiritual Living


Affirmation for August

The unconditional Love of Spirit expresses through us
as kindness, respect, caring and compassion


This month’s Recommended Reading:

Ordinary Goodness
by Edward Viljoen

 People often struggle to find a life filled with passion, happiness, and just plain goodness. 
This struggle drives many to depression and addictive tendencies. 

Author and New Thought minister Edward Viljoen argues that the struggle 
need not be an arduous or painful one—that through everyday acts of kindness, 
faith, and compassion we can create peaceful and contented lives. 

Using personal stories, practical tips, and exercises, this book shows us that regardless of 
our circumstances, we can create meaning and beauty in our lives and in the world.

Available from Stepping Stones Books & Gifts
in the store and online (free shipping)

Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa



8-20-17, "Oridinary Compassion", Rev. Joyce Duffala

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Theme for 2017: Values-Based Spiritual Living


Affirmation for August

The unconditional Love of Spirit expresses through us
as kindness, respect, caring and compassion


This month’s Recommended Reading:

Ordinary Goodness
by Edward Viljoen

 People often struggle to find a life filled with passion, happiness, and just plain goodness. 
This struggle drives many to depression and addictive tendencies. 

Author and New Thought minister Edward Viljoen argues that the struggle 
need not be an arduous or painful one—that through everyday acts of kindness, 
faith, and compassion we can create peaceful and contented lives. 

Using personal stories, practical tips, and exercises, this book shows us that regardless of 
our circumstances, we can create meaning and beauty in our lives and in the world.

Available from Stepping Stones Books & Gifts
in the store and online (free shipping)

Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa





Sunday, August 13, 2017

8-13-17, "Ordinary Kindness", Dr. Edward Viljoen

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Theme for 2017: Values-Based Spiritual Living


Affirmation for August

The unconditional Love of Spirit expresses through us
as kindness, respect, caring and compassion


This month’s Recommended Reading:

Ordinary Goodness
by Edward Viljoen

 People often struggle to find a life filled with passion, happiness, and just plain goodness. 
This struggle drives many to depression and addictive tendencies. 

Author and New Thought minister Edward Viljoen argues that the struggle 
need not be an arduous or painful one—that through everyday acts of kindness, 
faith, and compassion we can create peaceful and contented lives. 

Using personal stories, practical tips, and exercises, this book shows us that regardless of 
our circumstances, we can create meaning and beauty in our lives and in the world.

Available from Stepping Stones Books & Gifts
in the store and online (free shipping)

Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa





Sunday, August 6, 2017

8-6-17, "Ordinary Goodness", Dr. Edward Viljoen

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Theme for 2017: Values-Based Spiritual Living


Affirmation for August

The unconditional Love of Spirit expresses through us
as kindness, respect, caring and compassion


This month’s Recommended Reading:

Ordinary Goodness
by Edward Viljoen

 People often struggle to find a life filled with passion, happiness, and just plain goodness. 
This struggle drives many to depression and addictive tendencies. 

Author and New Thought minister Edward Viljoen argues that the struggle 
need not be an arduous or painful one—that through everyday acts of kindness, 
faith, and compassion we can create peaceful and contented lives. 

Using personal stories, practical tips, and exercises, this book shows us that regardless of 
our circumstances, we can create meaning and beauty in our lives and in the world.


Available from Stepping Stones Books & Gifts
in the store and online (free shipping)

Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa




Sunday, July 30, 2017

7-30-17, "The Art of Inclusion", Dr. Edward Viljoen

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Theme for 2017: Values-Based Spiritual Living


Affirmation for July

We communicate openly with each other 
in an atmosphere of collaboration and inclusion.


This month’s Recommended Reading:

Gracism 
by David A. Anderson
When people deal with color, class or culture in a negative way, that's racism. 
But we can't ignore these as if they don't matter. Instead, we can look at color, 
class and culture in a positive way. That's gracism.

Pastor David Anderson responds to prejudice and injustice with the principle of gracism: 
radical inclusion for the marginalized and excluded. A Christian alternative to 
secular models of affirmative action or colorblindness, gracism is an opportunity 
to extend God's grace to people of all backgrounds.

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Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa



Sunday, July 23, 2017

7-23-17, "Honoring Our Differences", Dr. Edward Viljoen

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Theme for 2017: Values-Based Spiritual Living


Affirmation for July

We communicate openly with each other 
in an atmosphere of collaboration and inclusion.


This month’s Recommended Reading:

Gracism 
by David A. Anderson
When people deal with color, class or culture in a negative way, that's racism. 
But we can't ignore these as if they don't matter. Instead, we can look at color, 
class and culture in a positive way. That's gracism.

Pastor David Anderson responds to prejudice and injustice with the principle of gracism: 
radical inclusion for the marginalized and excluded. A Christian alternative to 
secular models of affirmative action or colorblindness, gracism is an opportunity 
to extend God's grace to people of all backgrounds.


Available from Stepping Stones Books & Gifts
in the store and online (free shipping)

Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa