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Hope in Peace

Today’s message comes in video form, created by my wonderful friend, Joanne Cooper.  The whole idea of Essentials of Life is for everyone to be involved in healing the world…teach people to teach people to teach.  Thank you Joanne for sharing your message of peace. More of Joanne’s videos can be viewed at www.youtube.com/jofrelly.. As

08 Jan 2012
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Turn, Turn, Turn

A new year has come, and an old year has passed away.  We must leave the past in the past and embrace that which is unfolding now.  Sometimes that’s joyous, and sometimes that’s very hard. Ecclesiastes 3 King James Version (KJV) Ecclesiastes 3  1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every

01 Jan 2012
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Happy XMas (War is Over)

So this is Christmas and what have you done, Another year over, a new one just begun. And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun, The near and the dear ones, the old and the young. A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year Let’s hope it’s a good one without any

25 Dec 2011
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Give Birth to the Christ Spirit Within

Christmas is, of course, about the birth of Jesus, but it is also about the birth of the Christ Spirit within all of us.  This is what makes it so personal to everyone. Jesus and us are potentially the same.  In fact, if you believe that we are all one, and that we are all

18 Dec 2011
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God Loveth a Cheerful Giver!

The Spirit of Christmas is upon us!  So what is it that makes a holly jolly Christmas for all?  Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men…the birth of the Christ Spirit within…mistletoe, cookies and LOVE! In preparing for Christmas, our  minds are centered upon buying and making gifts.  To give is truly the best part of

13 Dec 2011
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A Passion for Freedom and LIFE!

Last week’s message, “Live Well and Help to Live Well,” gave a basic overview of who we are as a church, what we believe, and what we can offer to you.  If you haven’t yet read it, please do!  But when my husband read it…(and he knows me pretty well)…he said it lacked passion.  He

04 Dec 2011
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To Live Well and Help to Live Well!

Who we are, what we believe, and what we are offering to you… Who we are…. We are the Essentials of Life Holistic Enrichment Center…a church in the tradition of the Universal Life Church.  You can read more about us at www.essentials-of-life.org. My name is Dr. Jody Evans.  I am the founding minister at Essentials

27 Nov 2011
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Happy ThanksGIVING!!!

It is important to recognize all the blessings you have and to make good use of them in your life, but it is equally important to GIVE!  First, we must give thanks.  We must recognize the Source of our good and give thanks.  God is the Source of All…Everywhere present and Good.  Give thanks to

20 Nov 2011
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Happy THANKSgiving!

There is so much to say on the topic of Thanksgiving, that I’m going to take three (or four!) weeks to do it.  It’s such an important topic upon which to dwell.  This week I’d like to focus upon the “thanks” part of the word.  Are we truly thankful for that which we have? It

13 Nov 2011
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What Is God?

I wrote this message at 12 years of age…the age at which I first realized what my life’s work was to be, and I accepted the call.  It is amazing how much it is like something that I would have written today, more than 40 years later. We think children don’t know, but they do! 

06 Nov 2011
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