As the holiday season approaches once again, I find myself reflecting on past holiday seasons and what they meant to me. For many years, I worked every holiday; yet still found time for quiet and contemplation. I believe holidays are as individual as each and every one of us. Some may choose to celebrate these days, while others may not. Some may find themselves with family and friends, while others will be homeless on the streets. Some may have the means to buy whatever they wish, while others will struggle just to make ends meets. Some will find the holidays to be a joyous occasions, while others will fall into depression. What ever our individual situations may be during this time of year, I ask each of you to take a moment, take a breath and find something in your life to be grateful for. Find love, give thanks and appreciate the tiniest things in life.
My love to each and every one of you this Holiday Season.
It is with humble honor that I assume the position of President for the COLS Board of Trustees. Emmy has been an exemplary example of faith, wisdom and knowledge having held this position for many years. Emmy will continue to mentor me and stay very active with the church in her position of Board Trustee. I cannot thank her enough for everything she has done for this church and our community.
For those that might not know much about me, I moved back to this area after retiring as an Oklahoma Police Detective and now reside full time in Lily Dale. I have acted as the COLS treasurer for the past two years. I am an Ordained Spiritualist/Interfaith Minister, a healer and a student medium. I also do Public Speaking on various topics and am a Certified Yoga Instructor. I accept this position with great enthusiasm to continue the foundation that was laid by our Pioneers of Spiritualism, to uphold our church principals, to offer a safe and sacred place for everyone to freely discover their own path and to lead by example. I thank you for this opportunity and look forward to serving our church, congregation and community.
Namaste Nancy Lombardo