From the Pen of our Spiritual Leader – Rev. Dr. Maxine Kaye &
our Board of Trustees

Notes on Our Spiritual Journey

Welcome to our blog where we’ll feature a variety of topics and strategies to create more joy, more love, and more inspiration in your life.

  • September 2023 BoT SPOT

    Sep 27, 2023
    Happy Fall! It is my favorite time of year, and I know from talking with folks in our community that’s a sentiment shared broadly within GPCSL. Spring gets all the ‘new beginnings’ hoopla, but we CSL’ers understand that beginnings start within. As the trees drop their leaves and adjust their water content to prepare for ...
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  • Sept. 26, 2023: From the Pen of Dr. Maxine

    Sep 26, 2023
    Concluding the month of September, in which we focused on “Aliveness,” moved gracefully through the change of season, and began new endeavors, we now look forward to beginning the month of October and its theme, “Truth.” As we move individually and collectively along our spiritual evolutionary paths, we realize how essential real honesty is in dealing ...
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  • Sept. 19, 2023: From the Pen of Dr. Maxine

    Sep 19, 2023
    We all recall the old story of the two people who experienced their mornings differently, one awakening and announcing, “Good Morning, Lord,” and the other murmuring, “God Lord, It’s Morning!” How we begin our days has much to do with how we experience the moments and hours to come. Of course, the good news is that ...
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  • Sept. 12, 2023: From the Pen of Dr. Maxine

    Sep 12, 2023
    When we realize that the Life of Spirit flows constantly through all creation and enlivens each one of us to the extent that we open ourselves to It, we willingly become more receptive to the generous outpouring of this Bounty. If, day be day, we feel more in tune with the Universe, more alive to God’s ...
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  • Sept. 5, 2023: From the Pen of Dr. Maxine

    Sep 05, 2023
    Teilhard de Chardin’s beautiful statement, “The Unimpeachable Wholeness of the  Universe,” always brings me back quickly to the  awareness of the marvelous context in which all the human contents are held, deepening my faith that, in truth, all is well. Returning to this precious realization of Divine Integrity brings me confidence and serenity and tends ...
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  • Aug. 29, 2023: From the Pen of Dr. Maxine

    Aug 29, 2023
    Waking up this morning, I see the blue sky. I join my hands in thanks for the many wonders of life; for having twenty-four brand-new hours before me. The sun is rising. The forest becomes my awareness bathed in sunshine.  ~Thich Nhat Hanh Our “waking” is far more than our morning eye-opening and start of the ...
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  • Aug. 15, 2023: From the Pen of Dr. Maxine

    Aug 15, 2023
    Although Peace is a proper destination, we clearly have not yet arrived there.  In both personal and global situations, misunderstandings and conflict still occur, so we must learn how to bring the underlying, forever alive, and eternally possible Spirit of Peace into every thought, feeling, action, and interaction. The response is always positive and immediate, ...
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  • August 2023 BoT Spot: What a Board Member Learned at Teen Camp as a 43-Year Old

    Aug 09, 2023
    We have a very special treat to share with you this month from our beloved Monay Farrington! Not only is she a brilliant and dedicated GPCSL Board member, she is also the mother of one of our precious teens, Myla, and a teen advisor. She and her daughter recently attended the CSL Teen Camp together. ...
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