John Cross
"Behind the Parade"
Posted June 16, 2013 by John Cross in Beyond Religion
Mud Flat Musing: "Behind the Parade"

It was January 1973, during my tenure of serving the Lord in my "Beach Ministry - Horizon of Ventura" days, 60 miles north of Los Angeles. Nestled at the very end of Seaward Avenue was that Holy House, where the lost were found, the lonely were laughing, the Yamaha FG - 110 was strummed by every drifter along ... read more
John Cross
Mud Flat Musing: “Oh Mirror in the Sky”

Where have you received your greatest insights, your inspiration to press on in life? Was it in church, on the coast, in your backyard, by the lake, out in the wheat fields, during daily prayer...?

If you had one day to write the story of your life to this point, what would be the main themes? Would it be... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Is it possible to speak with famous people who have crossed over? Would they be willing to talk to us if we’re just normal, average people who didn’t know them in life? Do they retain their personas and knowledge even on the other side?

I’ve written a couple of articles about how I’ve communicated with some deceased celebrities like Anna Nicole Sm... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
We make choices everyday to be a zero and make no effort, or to become spiritual heroes to ourselves and those around us. Elevated souls like the Buddha, Jesus, Ramakrishna, Mohammad, Krishna and Guru Nanak were all spiritual superheroes. They approached life’s many challenges with love, compassion and Self-confidence.

From the point of view of a ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
To fall seven times, it to rise eight times. Life begins today.
-Bodidharma

I’d like to talk a little bit here about confidence and self esteem. I’m serious, don’t roll your eyes at me!

Those words, ‘self-esteem’ get thrown around a lot, and quite often people start to think they are corny or somehow stupid. But the fact is, if you don’t have ‘es... read more
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