As an all-volunteer ministry, our gratitude also goes to our handful of volunteers who help to facilitate our study groups, Workbook Lesson phone calls, assist at retreats, and sit on our Advisory Board. All monies received goes into our ministry, all else is a labor of Love. My deepest appreciation to Rev. Gayle Bartlett, Tom Wolff, Mari Dole, Brenda Eden, Ryan Westbrook-Vigue, and Allison Heistand-Phelps and of course, Rev. Paul Phelps. These individuals are this ministry of Love. We are in holy relationship together. Here for the purpose of healing our minds. We do this with laughter and with tears, in good times and bad and with miracles abounding.
As you know, we are simply a ministry with a history of being servant-leaders and ministers. We are rooted in the idea of service and ministry. We firmly believe that service is key in working with all of our students and members. The philosophy of Servant-Leadership by Robert Greenleaf still guides what I, Rev. Paul and MiraclesOne accomplish today.
The servant-leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions.The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. Between them there are shadings and blends that are part of the infinite variety of human nature.
~ Robert Greenleaf.
To Holy Spirit, thank You for Your Wisdom and Insights that help me to continue to be open to new growth areas in my life. Your guidance is sweet and kind and full of compassion. You have helped me to live a life of mindfulness, happiness, and peace.
And so I wish you all a grateful heart and thankful mind this Thanksgiving and every day.
Rev. Deb Phelps
P.S. Please use this Walk of Gratitude Meditation to continue to live a life of gratitude.