When Jesus told the paralytic by the Pool of Bethesda, (John 5:2-23) “Get up, pick up your mat and walk”, was that a simple command to end the 38 years that the man had sat by the pool? Or can we infer something much deeper in that phrase, something that we can apply to our everyday lives? It’s Time to Flip your Mattress is the title of this Sunday’s March 11 lesson. I look forward to seeing you at 10:00 AM. Angie Aldarondo will be our vocalist.
Someone once said that “Inspiration without action amount only to entertainment.” Yes, it is important to take action and we see this very clearly in all the stories that we read about in scripture. Before most of the miracles of healing that Jesus performed, there was some action that was taken before the healing actually took place. Let us explore, how specific action can move us in the direction of our dreams. See you at 10:AM
Ministers Alinda and Coco Ramos seemed destined for shared spiritual service from the time they met in 1966. Since then they have worked together as church volunteers, traveled around the world with their music ministry, and worked together at Unity Village, Missouri, central offices of the Unity movement.
Alinda and Coco Ramos were married in 1972 and have two daughters, Alinda and Lillian.
Alinda and Coco discovered Unity in 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA. In 1981 the couple moved to the mainland and settled in Orlando, Florida. In 1997 they answered a call to Ministry and moved to Missouri. Alinda was ordained a Unity Minister in 2001. Coco became a Licensed Unity Minister in 2004 and was ordained a Unity Minister in 2008.
Alinda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education, a Master of Science in Computer Education, and a Specialist Degree in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages. She also is a graduate of the Unity Institute, formerly Unity School for Religious Studies.
Coco Ramos holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and has completed the Personal Development and Leadership tracks at Unity Institute as well. During his time in Missouri Coco was the Executive Producer of the Multimedia Department at Unity. He is a recording artist with five compact discs to his credit.
Coco has conducted studies in Pastoral Clinical Education and currently serves as a Hospital Chaplain at Florida Hospital in Altamonte Springs, FL
The Ramos couple has been featured as presenters at National and International Conferences for Unity Ministers. Supported by their love for each other and inspired by their understanding of God’s love, they have together committed their lives to the Unity Ministry.
I was not always a positive thinker. There was a time that I was not even aware that I could deliberately alter my circumstances by altering my thoughts. No, I was not. Like many people, I had allowed the collective human race consciousness to determine not only my destiny but my general state of being on any given day.
Then it happened. I embarked on this study of Truth and began hearing phrases such as, As a man thinketh, so is he (Proverbs 23 KJV), You can change your life if you change your thoughts and “people are disturbed not by things that happen but by their opinions of things that happen.
Those phrases, rather than becoming overrated cliches, became part of my psychological makeup; they became part of me and thus my life and my circumstances changed.
In my message tomorrow, I intend to unravel those phrases and show you how to use them, like I used them, to reverse financial adversity of any kind. Join us tomorrow at 10 AM for Tips and Tricks in Overcoming FInancial Adversity.