Speaker: Rev. Kent Matthies

Oh, Blessed Light! Rev. Kent Matthies

Winter Solstice marks turning from dark towards light.  The wheel of fire will roll through the parking lot tonight – not hitting any cars!  St. Lucia Day celebrates the emergence of light and hope amidst the fear of dark and despair.  The shining of this … read more.

In the Dark, Rev. Kent Matthies

The shortest days and the longest nights. We are on our way to the season of light — but be careful not to hurry. Disappointments, melancholy and heartbreaks are integral to life’s fabric, and we can learn to embrace them. There can be a mystery … read more.

Sanctuary of Self, Rev. Kent Matthies

In times of challenge and serenity it is possible to experience yourself as a safe, peaceful sanctuary.  Thich Nhat Hanh says, “To be beautiful means to be yourself.  You don’t need to be accepted by others.  You need to accept yourself.”  Whether you describe yourself … read more.

Opening Eyes, Rev. Kent Matthies

Too often we can live our days with a blurred vision or even closed eyes. Too often we fail to recognize opportunities to become our fullest, truest selves. In a world crammed with “options,” the challenge can be figuring out how and where to put … read more.