No matter what, focus on God

The Apostle Paul wrote to the people of Philippi… whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever  is just, whatever is  pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence,  if there is anything worthy of  praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8) Interestingly, he wrote these words …

We Can Fly!

By Rev. Linda Machesic, Temporary Senior Minister — Has a song bar or a chorus or a verse ever flown into your head out of nowhere? Well, just now as I sat down to write this final lead article for your newsletter, a verse flew into mine. Do you know …

Being a Vibrant Community

By Rev. Linda Machesic, Temporary Senior Minister — Every Sunday we recite our Mission Statement. We say, “Unity of Daytona Beach is a vibrant spiritual community that transforms lives by teaching and living the message of Jesus Christ.” Vibrant? Are we? According to Merriam Webster, “vibrant” is pulsating with life, …

March: A Time of Renewal

By Rev. Linda Machesic, Temporary Senior Minister — March is my favorite month of the year. Having lived in Pennsylvania for the first forty plus years of my life, I became dependent on March’s warming trend after the Winter chill. March featured the magnificent transformation of the earth all around …

A Time for Renewal

By Carmen Rich Zappi — Spirit has revealed to me that 2018 is my year to renew in body, mind and soul — my year to think less, do less and BE more. It has been my joy to serve as your minister for nearly 18 years. Over those years, …

The Courage to Imagine

By Carmen Rich Zappi — Imagination is the true magic carpet. — Norman Vincent Peale. January comes with an overarching theme to close the door on the past and open it again to the future of our dreams. This New Year I invite you to make 2018 a year of …

Act Like a Kid

…and a little child shall lead them. ~ Isaiah 11:6 —  In the midst of Christmas preparations, do you find yourself feeling pressured and ready for it to just be over, rather than excited and wanting it to last forever? If so, I invite you to take back your child’s perspective …