In a recent trip to Florida I witnessed one of the most stunning sunsets. With each day the sun sets later and later. As the days grow longer, we anticipate daylight savings time in a few short weeks. Clocks moving backwards, and clocks moving forward does any of this really matter when it comes to what time means to each of us? Although we measure time in hours and minutes, time is timeless and our time is priceless both here and hereafter. Revel in your time. Cherish every infinite moment as you live your past, present and future in a single instant. Take seriously the old adage of don’t waste your time. As I watched the sun slowly setting below the horizon of water surrounded by vibrant colors of oranges browns and golden yellows, I felt a sense of calm, wonderment and the presence of our eternal God. I was in a most incredible precise moment of time. I encourage each of you to find and embrace your own extraordinary moments.
Nameste – Nancy Lombardo
I have never been one to have “New Year’s Resolutions”. I saw far too many people make them and break them. I really wasn’t sure why people felt they had to make one in the first place. It should not take the beginning of a “New Year” for us to make changes in our lives we believe would be beneficial to us. This process of change should be an on-going, ever changing cycle. If there is something that you don’t like, or something you feel needs to be changed in your life, don’t wait for a New Year to put it into effect. Always remember that you have the ability to change your perspectives to the wisdom of endless possibilities just like the evolving seasons that change throughout the year. Welcome the manifestation of the New Year, 2020, and trust in the natural flow of your life.
May each and every one of you have a blessed New Year.
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