March 23, 2011
I'm still trying to process the suicide tragedy at Costa Mesa City Hall on March 17. An extreme consequence from an extreme City Council agenda, is what it appears to me. As we all try to heal through this, may I offer this advice to the mayor and council? First, trim the budget with a scalpel, not a hatchet. Second, treat your employees with respect and compassion; they are your city's greatest resource. And third, stop reducing the operating budgets of the police and fire departments — there have been too many reductions in service already.
September 15, 2002
Young Chang You hear the words "grieving" and "healing" and "book for the grieving soul" and immediately expect a how-to book. A book that tells you it's ok to feel angry, that the anger will pass and what you might do to hasten that passing. Jorie Nolen's "The Hidden Gardens of Life's Winter" doesn't say anything like that. It's Nolen's opinion, in fact, that society is too often inundated with instructions on what we need or should do and 12 steps for everything.
March 15, 2003
Suzie Harrison Her life crashed. She had a failed marriage, no career path, no resources and two tiny babies. Some would have been left emotionally bankrupt and turn to drinking or drugs -- but not Jeanette Smith. She turned toward a different path to glue the fragile pieces of her life together. "I really thought it was the end of the line," Smith said. Then she turned to the book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," by Mary Baker Eddy, a book that she had grown up with.
March 29, 2003
For John and Martine Kohlenberger, their meeting not only led to marriage, but to a mutual spiritual journey, their eventual ordination as ministers in the Mystical Spiritualist Church and a shared, spiritually focused business. In the early 1990s, both were single. John Kohlenberger was involved with a singles discussion group for which he was occasionally a featured speaker. A friend who helped run the group enticed Martine to visit. "I was speaking on love at that meeting," John Kohlenberger recalled.
August 11, 2003
Healing of the soul at Temple Bat Yahm Congregants and guests of Temple Bat Yahm are invited to heal their souls on Friday evenings during intimate sessions of life enrichments, officials said. Led by Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz, "Healing the Soul" will focus on issues of illness, loss, healing and restoration of inner wholeness through melody, psalms, prayer and meditation. Jewish healing services provide a safe and intimate context in which prayer and meditation leave people feeling completely moved, spiritually comforted and soulfully renewed, temple officials said.
December 12, 2002
During the Christmas season, the members of the Christian Science church in Newport Beach wish to extend an invitation for you to join them in prayer and singing praise to God. Sunday services are held at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Wednesday evening meetings at 7:30 p.m. offer a quiet haven for focus on gratitude for healing experienced and encouragement for those in search of the healing truth...
December 16, 2004
May the warmth of Love and the light of Truth surround you and yours this Christmas season! "The basis of Christmas is the rock, Christ Jesus; its fruits are inspiration and spiritual understanding of joy and rejoicing, -- not because of tradition, usage, or corporeal pleasures, but because of fundamental and demonstrable truth, because of the heaven within us. The basis of Christmas is love loving its enemies, returning...
April 18, 2013
Black Crow White Lie Candi Sary Casperian Books ; 159 pages In the film noir classic "The Night of the Hunter," Robert Mitchum plays a preacher who tattoos the word "love" on one hand and "hate" on the other - a symbol, he explains, of the struggle between good and evil. The protagonist of "Black Crow White Lie," Candi Sary's new novel, faces this conflict in a deeper sense. Carson Calley, a preteen who moves with his alcoholic mother in and out of Hollywood motels, often responds to frustration with clenched fists; when others aren't watching, he pounds walls, vandalizes bikes, even smashes store windows.
July 11, 2009
"Alien Abduction: Startling Perceptions From a Skeptical Experiencer" July 15, 2009 @ 7:30pm For 20 years, Nadine?s professional life included working in the legal field as a project coordinator for public entities and as a document management specialist, analyzing and organizing evidence, issues and events to assist in preparing legal cases for trial. Throughout her life, she has also maintained a pervasive interest in the study of psychology and various techniques for recovery from addictive behavior and emotional trauma.
May 25, 2002
Kimberlie Zakarian EDITOR'S NOTE: Cindy Trane Christeson is on vacation. Her column, "The Moral of the Story," will return next week. It saddens me that lately I have encountered numerous hurting marriages. It seems that at the root of this hurt lies unforgiveness and a fear that forgiving means what another has done to you is OK. It excites me that there can be a victory over every trial. As I counsel various marriages, I have only one hope to profess, the hope that all are able to grasp onto and accept -- God and the Bible.