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Sunday, July 9, 2017, “Summer Songs for Inspiration: ‘Summertime’ by George Gershwin”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved   Last Sunday, as a part of my July message series entitled “Summer Songs for Fun and Inspiration”, I examined the folk song “This Land is Your… Continue Reading →

Sunday, July 2, 2017, “Summer Songs for Fun and Inspiration: Woody Guthrie’s ‘This Land is Your Land'”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved To listen to this message, click here.  To read it, see below. The song “This Land is Your Land” was once seriously considered as our official national… Continue Reading →

Sunday, June 11, 2017, “Lessons from the Edge of Life”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved Most of you know that I’ve spent the past few weeks with my family in California as we watched my father slowly, and often in pain, slip… Continue Reading →

Sunday, May 14, 2017, “Our Search for Well-Being: the 8 Pillars of Joy”

(c) Rev. Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved I made a vow many years ago not to devote Sunday services to celebrate Mother’s or Father’s Day.  There are simply too many good people who… Continue Reading →

Sunday, May 7, 2017, “Our Search for Well-Being: The Obstacles to Joy”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved I have spoken before about my admiration for Victor Frankl, the holocaust survivor and author of the book Man’s Search for Meaning.  His theory for how to… Continue Reading →

Sunday, April 30, 2017, “Our Search for Well-Being: The Nature of Joy”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved     Eight months after the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan and killed over ten-thousand people, the Dalai Lama travelled to one of the most ravaged towns. … Continue Reading →

Sunday, April 23, 2017, Guest Speaker Pamela Wilz, “Touching Ground with Non-Violent Communication Consciousness”

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Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, “Rituals That Define Us: For Life!”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved   Professor Randy Pausch, of Carnegie Mellon University, wrote a book in 2008 entitled “Last Lecture.”  He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer and was… Continue Reading →

Sunday, April 9, 2016, “Rituals That Define Us: For Meaning!”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved   On October 31,1517 Martin Luther, a professor of theology at the University of Wittenberg in Germany, published his ninety-five theses of criticism against the Catholic Church. … Continue Reading →

Sunday, April 2, 2017, “Rituals That Define Us: For Fun!”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved About twenty years ago, when my two daughters were much younger, I decided that our small family needed something that would uniquely identify us.  I thought about… Continue Reading →

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