Faith

A Spiritual Journey to Oneness

BLUE SKIES AHEAD is a human desire around the world.  The essence of this desire for blue skies is a gentle, sunny day, every day.  Can natural occurrences become symbols or clues to our human nature?  I believe so.  Certainly some clouds, white and fluffy are a delight, even joyfully viewed.  Dark clouds remind us of the polarity in life, the balance.  Stormy weather, thunder and lightening can signify our not so pleasant thoughts and actions.  If we are watchful, mindful, a rainbow appears and we again remember the ancient scripture promise of heaven on earth.  As humans, we need to stay awake to the knowingness of beneath and through everything visible there is an invisible power of the "I AM" , the Divine Spirit within all creation.  We are a vital part of this universal energy.  Think and act blue skies ahead and trust in this beautiful plan for all.  Enjoy other wisdom teachings at the Rishis Institite of Metaphysics, 21933 Euclid Ave. 44117.  Call 216 486 7240

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:04 AM, 08.04.2018

A Journey of Spiritual Transformation

Do you believe in miracles?  Many people have experienced amazing events in their lives and yet hesitate to call it a miracle.  Why is that?  And, why at certain times do wonderous things happen?  Many would say it is God`s gift while others would attribute their miracle, an unexplainable event, as just being lucky.  Awakening to the universal laws, the spiritual dynamics of cause and effect can help clarify the greatness of the gift.  For it is a gift  received for goodness that is sent forward.  Let me offer an example.  In the movie "Pay it Forward", we are introduced to the circular flow of generosity.to those we  know or don't know personally.  When you extend a kindness, kindness is returned to you.  A simple smile is often returned with a smile.  Just that simple.  Maybe?  When there is a sense of joy in our hearts there is a natural desire to share it.  So we smile.   We are designed that way.  Our Creator was so wise to show us how to receive internal and external, spiritual and material gifts.   Awaken to the miracles that happen every day and more will come when you acknowledge them and are thankfull for the gift. Learn more metaphysical insights, seen and unseen, through classes held at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics, 21933 Euclid Ave.  216 486 7240.

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:48 PM, 05.10.2018

"Faith in the City"

I have always enjoyed the writings of Kahlil Gibran and I am especially fond of The Prophet.  On the topic of religion, he writes, “. . .Is not religion all deeds and all reflection? Who can separate his faith from his actions, or his belief from his occupations? Who can spread his hours before him, saying, "This for God and this for myself; This for my soul, and this other for my body?”

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:48 PM, 05.10.2018

Are You Thinking of Joining the Catholic Church?

Whether you’re just beginning to consider your faith journey or you’ve been a Christian all your life, find out if the Catholic Church is where your belong. RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is our process for exploring the Catholic faith, growing your relationship with Christ and for many, entering the Church. Get started now, call:

Rev. Joseph J. Fortuna S.T.D., Pastor

Our Lady of the Lake Parish

19951 Lakeshore Blvd.

Euclid, OH 44119

Phone: 116.486.0850 ext. 24 Fax: 216.486.0851

joe@olleuclid.org

www.olleuclid.org

“Tell Ft. Joe that Vince from the barbershop sent you.”

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

ĎIím With Himí Women Gather in Unity

On Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Noon, women of all faiths will join the ‘I’m With Him’ movement for the National Day of Prayer Service at Euclid City Hall.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018

A Journey of Spiritual Transformation

Be transformed by the beauty of your mind!  This guidance is found among pages of many wisdom books.  Is this concept challenging to believe?  Have you attempted to look closely at your thoughts to acknowledge where your focus is?  Are your thoughts positive or negative?  Are you engaged in sharing the beauty, joy, kindness and compassion towards yourself and others through your thoughts and actions?  Or do you harbor resentments and hold grudges by recycling old emotional injuries.  The choice is yours each and every moment of the day.  Forgive yourself and others for error thinking.  Release the past and live in the present moment for it is perfect through Divine Mind, the power and presence of the creative life force of Spirit.   A Spirit that creates through unconditional love.  Be that presence here on Earth and BE TRANSFORMED.  The Rishis Institute of Metaphysics holds weekly classes to support the journey into Knowing Thyself, as self mastery is the highest goal of humanity. Call 216 486 7240 to receive more information or check our website www.rishisinstituteofmetaphysics.com.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018

Ss. Robert & William Community Presents the Annual 'Taste of Nations Gala'

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, approximately 300 guests will gather to celebrate unity and diversity within the SRW School and Parish Communities.  As a body which advocates peace, the evening will have a ‘Peace’ theme with decorations which reflect harmony and students wearing tie-dyed apparel. 

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

A Spiritual Journey to Wholeness

In this winter season have you had moments of reflection that are illuminating to the heart and mind?  A question such as "how has my life become so complicated and difficult to manage?" may have popped up once or twice during a cold and snowy day.  Having the tools to digest the events, or life choices that led you to your current experiences becomes so helpful to discovering what if anything needs to change if you are feeling out of balance..  Author and teacher Don Freeman, a recent speaker at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics, calls upon us to liberate ourselves from egoism, materialism and hedonism.  Living free from the attachments to each of these subtle but powerful influences can save us not only money, but time and energy available for positive and healthy choices that give lasting joy.  Be open to examine where you are mis-spending soul energy that keeps your spirit depleted and less than whole. It is up to you to be empowered to change your life.  Join us at this school of Metaphysics to learn universal laws of harmony and balance.  You will be glad you made the call...perhaps in response to some inner urging that has long been ignored.  Call  216 786 7240 to start on your higher path to wholeness.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Holy Week Concert

For the third year in a row, the Church of the Epiphany offers an invitation into Holy Week and the final journey of Jesus to the Cross through song and meditation.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

St. John of the Cross Parish Announces Lenten Events

St. John of the Cross Parish in Euclid invites you to share your 2018 Lenten journey with us. Lent begins on February 14 – Valentine’s Day – so, we’ve chosen the theme, “A Journey of the Heart.” How will you live Lent? Experience the fullness of your Lenten journey with us!

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

A Spiritual Journey

Do have a desire to take a walk in the woods but it's just to cold outside? Why not take that journey through the recesses of your mind.  We can create whatever we choose to create through mental visualizations.  Yes its possible.  If you would love a springtime walk in the woods, then imagine it.  Quiet your thoughts, breathe and focus on a particular path you have enjoyed before, complete with trees, flowers, birds, river streams and gentle sunshine filtering through tree branches.  Feel the warmth. Perhaps woodland creatures join you.  Many times gentle deer are seen if you look closely enough.  Creative visualization works best when you have a passionate desire or need to be fulfilled.  Visualize in color...its fun to do.  You are the artist of your mental pallet and the LOVE that you express comes back to you through universal laws of cause and effect. Join us at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics for greater awareness of who you are.   Call 216 486 7240 or visit at 21933 Euclid Avenue.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

Ss. Robert & William Lenten Fish Frys

Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish: Annual Fish Fry will be held Fridays during Lent (February 16, 23*March 2, 9, 16, 23) in the School’s Upper Hall starting at 4:45 pm and serving until 6:45 pm. Dine-In or Carry-Out.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

A Spiritual Journey in Faith

Orphan Annie believed that the sun would come out tomorrow...she had strong faith in that belief.  In all of todays personal challenges, is your faith strong enough in the midst of negative emotions, to climb above these earthly energies and BELIEVE brighter days are ahead.  It can be done in the quieting of your mind and through the letting go of  past moments and embracing the present moment which is perfectly designed for creative thought and manifestation.  Whatever you need to see or know to face or surmount, the way is shown to you.  BELIEVE and you will be shown the way.  The Light will dawn through the reservoir of faith within you.  Three gentle breaths opens the heart and mind to infinite wisdom and peace.  Through this silence and deeper union with the power and presence of God, all things are possible.  May this new year be a joyous reunion with mind, body and spirit in harmony for your highest and best good.  Join us at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics for new classes in higher living. Call  216 486 7240.  Blessings to all.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

Come Celebrate Christmas With the SRW Community

Fr. John Betters, Pastor of Ss. Robert and William Parish, invites you to join us during this Christmas season.  As a community of people coming together to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and to find peace with God, Betters extends a heartwarming invitation to everyone to celebrate with us as we also seek peace in a divided world.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

A Spiritual Journey

Have you ever thought you knew someone...knew them well? And in one moment, they show you another side to their nature.  Shock, disbelief and a bit of disgust if the offense is a hugh one.  We all have within us positive and negative aspects.  Yes, we can all be selfish or generous with others and ourselves.  This time of year the mail box is filled with donation requests, all great causes, yet so many.  From national parks to animal rescue to feeding the hungry...all good causes.  Not wanting to slight any group, I try my best to give what I can.  Some gifts are monetary while other gifts are focused prayer on their needs and the needs of the people or cause they serve.  Prayers for  abundance for all those in need becomes a part of universal consciousness and can be received by those who are in tune with the thought vibration. Let the morphic cloud of prosperity be your holiday gift to the world.  Doesn't cost a cent, but so amazingly generous in spirit.  Give with an open heart  and it will be given back to you.  Namaste from the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics, Euclid, Ohio.  New classes in higher consciouness living start in January.  Call 216 486 7240 to register.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

A Spiritual Journey to Wholeness

Have you ever had a visit from an angel?  Sometimes they are quite visible and other times they don't want to seen, only sensed.  They always want to be thanked.  At times, they come to your assistance in human form.  Having the door opened for you or your grocery bags carried to your car is a treasured gift.   This thoughtful or kind gesture from a stranger is certainly God's representative here on Earth doing angelic work.  Angels are alert to occasions where protection is needed especially where children are concerned.  A young mother who needs a helping hand or a listening ear can renew her energy for the next day knowing someone is there for her.  A senior who needs help can become a treasured friend.  Traveling the highways can be less stressful when you ask your guardian angel to be with you.  Just ask.  A mantra that also works well is..."angels at my sides, angels in front of me, angels behind me, angels above me, angels below me and angels within me as my guide".  You can be certain that a time will come for your angelic spirit to manifest in a helpful or protective way.  Are you ready and alert to those occasions that need kindness or courtesy.  Open your heart and mind and watch how more beautiful your life becomes.   Be the angelic spirit you are meant to be.  

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

A Spiritual Journey to Wholeness

A question asked is an opportunity for greater awareness.  Greater awareness is an opportunity for positive life changes that bring about balance in mind, body and spirit  connectedness.   If you are feeling tired, have a lack of energy, it's best to identify how you are treating your body.  Are you eating dead food, food that has been overcooked or lacks nutritional value.   Also, look at emotional drains that can create weariness.  Learn what you can do,  like practice deep breathing and meditation, when family or work issues seem to be out of control with no easy solution.  Quieting your mind and body gives time to "listen" to your inner guidance and be in Oneness with a higher power within you.  Be in relationship with yourself.  JOY,  is the journey of you.  Give yourself the gift of going within to discover your true self.  Ask the questions that create positive changes in your life experiences to create joy.  Join others at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics, 21933 Euclid Avenue for weekly practice on proper breathing and meditation guidance.  One hour metaphysics teachings are held on Monday and Tuesday evenings on a donation basis.  On Tuesday evenings, a Oneness course at 7:00 pm is offered.  Call 216 486 7240 

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Ss. Robert & William School Dedicates Peace Pole

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the International World Day of Peace, Ss. Robert & William Catholic School dedicated its very own Peace Pole. The Peace Pole reminds us of the importance of peace and of our commitment to it. A smattering of these poles dot the landscape in the City of Euclid, and there are over 200,000 Peace Poles worldwide. SRW’s pole is unique, as it was made by Facilities Director, Pat Fink, and designed by SRW Art Teacher, Jennifer Boehner.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

ADL Chooses a Local Catholic Educator for Expedition to Israel

New York, NY, July 26, 2017 … Catholic school educators from across the country returned from a unique educational expedition to Israel facilitated by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  Middle and high school educators from 15 states participated in ADL’s nationally acclaimed Bearing Witness Advanced program, the only initiative of its kind within the Jewish and Catholic communities. Patrice Garuckas, the Upper School religion teacher from Ss. Robert and William Catholic School in Euclid was honored to be one of the 19 educators chosen for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. In the summer of 2016, Patrice was selected to participate in the Bearing Witness program in Washington DC which provides Catholic school educators with training and resources to help their students understand the history of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and modern manifestations of prejudice.  The week-long program created in 1995 by the ADL’s Washington, DC Regional Office, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and in cooperation with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Cathedral Education Association, and Georgetown University, Bearing Witness is changing relations between Catholics and Jews. Completion of the program in Washington, allowed Patrice the opportunity to complete the essays and application for The Jack Rudin Bearing Witness Advanced program in Israel.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

A Spiritual Journey

Excitement with the recent solar eclipse, visible through the core of our country, motivates us to take a closer look at the cycles within our personal life and how we naturally realign to what creates success.  For some, a 24 hour cycle work best in staying mindfull of life goals. Perhaps a seven to 30 day cycle is best to activate intentions.   Intentions are powerful yet attention is what creates pathways to success.  What we place our attention on is how the universal life force responds to us. This is a truth in the Law of Attraction.  As the Divine Plan moves to bring the moon and sun into alignment, so can we move towards a more joy-filled life by being mindfull.  Ask the important questions.  Am I  truly enjoying life or just living a robotic existence?  At the end of the day, am I grateful for all that is?  If you are not getting a "yes" answer then only you can make the necessary adjustments.  Mind, body and spirit can be realigned by personal choices with right intention and positive attention. Be mindfull of how your thoughts and behaviors create your life experience and activate courage to create the life you desire.  Staying  receptive to new ideas and open to new experiences is the gift we have been given to be co-ceators in the expression of our soul's purpose.  Align to the infinite wisdom within you and be great!  Join others at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics in a journey to wholeness.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

A Spiritual Journey

There are times in my life that  have been a merry-go-round experience.   Repeating the same thoughts, taking the same actions and getting almost the same results was keeping me from my joy.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

A Spiritual Journey

When life hands you lemons, can you enjoy some lemonade?  It's true , we don't always see the sunshine through the clouds but within us is an eternal radiance that can be awakened when we live consciously.  Live consciously?  In what way and how when life commitments seem to be in control all the time.  Take a moment to reevaluate what occupies your time, energy and money.  Each aspect of your life has pros and cons or plus and minus factors. Are you living in a way that makes your heart sing? If not, then you have the power to make conscious changes.  And, only you know the changes that need to be made.  Go within.  Breathe deeply and listen to the guidance from your higher self, your Divine nature .  You truly know the way to happiness when you take a moment to be silent yet awake.  Ask and listen carefully as Spirit speaks softly.  Sometimes you receive direct guidance, sometimes an image or symbol especially in dreams.  Understanding can come while taking a morning shower.  Clarify the insights by asking if this guidance is for your highest and best good.  We all have a dweller on the threshold, a negative influence as an aspect of our design,  but our greater Self can and does guide us in positive directions.  The path to self mastery is narrow but beautifull to travel, lifetime after lifetime.  Join others at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics for guidance on your spiritual journey.  Call 216-486-7240 for class information.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

A Spiritual Journey

Metaphysics, the study of energy beyond the physical, encourages me to change my daily habits.  I awaken each morning with a sense of wonder as to what the day will offer.  I have thoughts of gratitude that each moment is filled with an experience that awakens me more fully to who I am.  Keeping my thoughts positive and my mind clear about what I want to create, for we are co-creators with the life force within us, I ask for only goodness to prevail in my life each day.  Then I can face what does come with a knowingness that Yes sometimes goodness comes in unusual ways, but it is all good when you can reflect upon it.  These reflections come in the form of seeing the lessons behind the experience.  If it is a challenge with an attitude or personality, then I truly have to look within myself, for we mirror each other.  Have I harnessed a negative trait enough to notice someone else struggling to do so.  Have I asked for peaceful relationships in all aspects of my life... driving the freeway, in the grocery store, at school, within my family.  If this is what I desire, then it's up to me to ask for this gift of harmony in all things and to know when I am the cause of not achieving it.  Gratitude is vital at the start of each day as thankfulness completes the cycle of communion with the radiant presence and power of an all knowing and loving presence in this Universe, God.  The Rishis Institute of Metaphysics embraces this ideology as the LIGHT in all things, everywhere throughout the world.  Knowing the LIGHT needs us to express it's presence helps me to stay aligned to my purpose in this lifetime. Join me and others for the one hour Orientation to Metaphysics on Monday, June 26 at 6 PM at 21933 Euclid Avenue  or call  216-486-7240. 

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

A Spiritual Journey

Life has provided me with many opportunities to trust in the goodness of the Creative Life Force that many call God.  I felt blessed as a child having my most basic needs provided for by having loving parents and grandparents. Yes, I was told by my mother ,we can't afford that. And boy oh boy was I disappointed.  Yet, I survived the trauma of  not having what others in my neighborhood had.  Later in life, when my friends were settled in jobs and careers, I struggled with unemployment, layoffs through businesses closing or cutting back.  Seven jobs started and ended without my asking for change.  Or, did I in some way in the recesses of my soul, look to something that truly expressed who I was on the inside.  As a student at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics, Euclid,Oh. I welcomed the course on Vocations which helped me understand that Cleveland Rust Belt Blues didn't have to affect me if I was truly involved with what made my heart sing.  Yes, I could express my true nature and creative side and earn a living. Again, I was blessed with the teachings of becoming silent, having faith and trusting the presence of God in my life to guide and protect me.  Understanding the dynamic law of cause and effect and how my energy governed my life experiences, I felt more in control of my future. Gaining these insights and practicing right use of spiritual alignment propelled me to the highest and best directions and choices. You are welcome to join me at the school of higher learning to create the life you desire on the Path of Light. Call 216-486-7240.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Free Mental Health Symposium

Straight Talk Church invites you to a free symposium on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room #105 at Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E 222nd Street, Euclid, OH. The symposium will provide vital information on how to recognize and assist leaders in their churches, ministries, synagogues, etc. with identifying mental health and special education diagnoses along with other information. Presenters are Mr. Corey Beauford, LICSW of Riverdale, Maryland and Dr. Wayne Snider, pastor counselor and intervention specialist of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Spring Can Bring a Renewal in Faith --- It's Up to You!

Northeast Ohio has some of the most unpredictable and wavering weather forecasts in the country. Likewise, our communities boast hundreds of various congregations and belief systems. No wonder it is so difficult to decide which kind of faith is best suited to participate for our own comfort! If you step back and look at yourself, I’m sure there is a goal to become more spiritual, regardless of the religious affiliation you may be accustomed to attending (or not attending). Church participation rates have continued to decline all over the world. But this doesn’t mean that faith or renewal is dead!

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

A Spiritual Journey on the Path of Light

The journey on the Path of Light, a discourse in Metaphysics or ancient truths as I have begun to understand them, has been a time of awakening for me.  Seeing my real nature in honest reflection through practicing techniques of proper breath and entering the quiet recesses of my own energy field  have helped me unravel mysteries and false beliefs that have not allowed me to use my full potential.  Embracing the dynamics of three phases of mind--superconscious, conscious and subconscious and how thoughts, emotions and behaviors affect mind, body and spirit is a moment to moment challenge that I gladly accept.  Living a peaceful life has been one of my cherished goals.  Yet, anger always haunted me and can rear it's ugly head if I let it even today.  Financial freedom is high on my list as well. Right relationships and expression of creative talents and skills to live a life of fulfillment is only a part of this spiritual journey. Knowing that I am not alone in this quest for enlightenment as I have met some amazing new friends also on the Path is a plus. The Rishis Institute of Metaphysics teachings have become a way of life for me and others.  More and more I am able to reach deep within me for peace when all about me seems to be in the termoil of uncertainty and fear.  I believe in the power of positive thought and prayer and desire to make my contribution to a more gentle and compassionate society not only here but for all people throughout the world.  It's been 33 years since I was first introduced to this study of Metaphysics and how great full I have have been that there are wonderful teachers at Rishis Institute to guide my journey.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

It take's everything!

Hello,  Euclid, Ohio!! I am writting this article from Mcdonalds on Manchester Ave in Inglewood, CA it is 60 degrees and a little chilly. I am not aware of the goings' on in Euclid anymore due to moving here permentally. That being said I will still write these little articles to maintain the love I have for Euclid as it was my first place actually grew into my own man. Being adopted I never knew who I was and Euclid helped me realize it. Will always be extremly greatful for the oppourtunity to write in this newspaper, and share some photos with a population bigger then 1. Well till next time

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

There's Room at the Inn!

There's room for everyone at the Church of the Epiphany Christmas Eve celebration! Along with traditional Christmas carols and Communion, we offer a pick-up pageant for children of all ages. Choose a costume and become part of the Christmas story!

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016