Choose the Joy of God Instead of Pain

Here are my thoughts today in reference to our 40 Days of Light series.

Day 5 – I choose the joy of God instead of pain.

I find there is power in the words, “I choose.” What is it I choose or I have chosen in my life? I know for a time earlier on in my life I chose to be a victim of the world, of people (family and ex-spouses), of circumstances and my own thinking. It is not a happy life when we walk this path. I know it wasn’t for me.

I put up brick-solid walls in an effort to protect myself and receive a semblance of safety.  It only kept me isolated from God’s Love and lasting peace. Of course, then, I was led by righteous anger, resentments, past hurts and slights, all these were my guide. What did it prove to serve? Only my own unhappiness and that unhappiness reached all of those in my life whether they realized it or not. I did not know then that these devices and defenses only led the way to pain. It was in fact my own crucifixion. Continue reading “Choose the Joy of God Instead of Pain”

2017 ACIM Spring Retreat – “Meditation and A Course in Miracles”

ACIM Retreat with Rev. Deb Phelps and Allison Heistand-Phelps

(Rev. Paul will unfortunately be away in training.)

As of 3/21/17 – 2 Rooms Remaining!
Commuter Price Available w/nearby hotels, meals included

May 19 -21, 2017

Bethel Horizons Art Ventures Retreat Center

Dodgeville, Wisconsin

This retreat will be focused on “Meditation and A Course in Miracles”

Space is limited. Register today!

TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE RETREAT
GO TO THIS LINK

2017 ACIM Fall Retreat – “Being Truly Helpful”

ACIM Retreat with Revs. Deb and Paul Phelps

September 29 – October 1, 2017

Bethel Horizons Retreat Center

Dodgeville, Wisconsin

This retreat will be focused on what it means to “be truly helpful” to our brothers in the world.
The title comes from this passage in Text, Chapter 2, V. The Function of the Miracle Worker. We like to call this the “Truly Helpful Prayer.”
This prayer is our theme throughout the weekend and each session will focus on a different sentence of the prayer.

 The purpose of all of our Practical Miracles Retreat Weekends is to provide a place of rest, renewal and contemplative reflection. 

Details soon.

2018 March Retreat

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ACIM Retreat with Revs. Deb and Paul Phelps

March 2-4, 2018

Bethel Horizons Art Ventures Retreat Center

Dodgeville, Wisconsin