Staci Hilton

Dear Family and Friends,

After leaving the Center on Sunday, Rev Cheryl and I went to lunch in Summerlin near where we live. We had a nice time at a lovely restaurant, and as I walked out of the restaurant, the first thing that I saw was a FedEx truck. Not only was there a FedEx truck, but since we live in the same area where we went to eat, I am almost positive that that was my regular driver. As Rev Cheryl and I frequently say, “God is a crack-up.” Well, I might note that my wine never came. I canceled the order and will be refunded and am still receiving messages from FedEx that my package is on its way.

All of this might tell you exactly how much energy I put out into the Universe about four bottles of wine. Is there somewhere that you might need to elevate your viewpoint about something? If it is FedEx, maybe I am not the one to help, but I am here and ready, willing, and able to give it my best shot. So Tuesday morning, in my preparation for class, this is what was in my reading. By the way, I could not make this stuff up if I tried.

“Complaining and whining are only exhibitions of great desert spots in your character. You must fill up deserts with rain and fertilizer. So you must transform your moments of complaining by praise and descriptions of the Good in the Universe. The desert has not had rain enough, so you have not charity and mercy enough, if you feel like complaining. If things in your past have made you feel sad and hard, you must say the good they have done you makes you thankful. Give great thanks.

Nehemiah told the people not to grieve or mourn at all.
They must eat the fat and drink the sweet of their lives, just as if it had come to them. Jesus Christ taught that we must look upon our life, just as it has come to us, and beautify and inspire it with the red wine of gladness.” Emma Curtis Hopkins, Scientific Mental Practice, pg. 240

Therefore, my friends, I am grateful for FEDEX and all the good it brings to so many. I may not have received my wine; however, I received the gift of a talk and a space to expand my awareness of who and what I truly am.

Rev. Staci