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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

With love...

Sandra R. Hymel, 74, Kansas City, MO passed away October 19, 2010 at home. She was born March 21, 1936 in New Orleans, LA to Earl and Lucille Hymel. Sandra will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Cremation will take place. Services have not been planned at this time.

Here is what her facebook friends have had to say:

Lori Pas:
Blessed Revvvvvvvvvviiieeeeeeee, Reverenda, The Rev.,
We bid our farewell with GREAT LOVE and GRATITUDE for all of the love and spiritual direction you offered to us! The Pas Family, Gerry, Lolli, Olivia xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Jean Trawatha:
as Rev. Sandra said... it's all part of the plan... you remain in my heart forever.

Nancy Putinski:
Oh my dear friend, I will miss your laughter, our long talks, our day trips, your glass of scotch, N"orleans stories, but mostly YOU. I love you my friend -- til we meet again.

Lori Pas:
"Our separation from each other is an illusion of consciousness."
~Albert Einstein

Lori Pas:
‎"See, I do not die, I enter Life."
~Saint Therese of Lisieux

Ted Schneider:
I heard the news at conference. I missed the opportunity to connect with you these past few months. You were on my mind. You are on my mind.

David Cohen:
Thanks for that reminder Lori,with the quote from Saint Therese of Lisieux.Rev Sandra is remembered.

Claudell Hefner County:
I remember your ankh necklace and affirm life eternal.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010


When I was ordained a Unity minister, the question came to me: If I could give only ONE message, what would it be? My answer was clear and simple: It would be about the POWER IN THE SILENCE.

On recognizing this, I suddenly became aware of messages affirming this:

  • I read these words of Jesus when he was asked to teach his apostle to pray: "When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father Who sees what is done in secret, will reward you, ... for your Father knows what you need before you ask." [MATTHEW 6:6-8]

  • I saw these words by the writer of 2nd CORINTHIANS 4:18: "So let us fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

  • I then discovered the writing of "Laotse TAO-TEH-CHING" by K.O.Schmidt:


Thirty spokes meet in the hub/ But it is upon the empty space/the non-existent/ in the hub that the wheel's usefulness depends.

Kneading clay/one molds vessels of it/ But only their hollowness/the non-existent/ makes their filling possible. With walls/from which doors and windows are cut out/ a house is built./But only its empty space/the non-existent/ gives it its value.

The visible/the existent/ gives form to the work. The invisible/the non-existent/ gives it essence and meaning.

  • I soon discovered the writings of Unity's Founder, Charles Fillmore, in Talks on Truth, p 8, and I said "yes" to the following: "All power has its birth in the silence. There is no exception to this rule in all the evidence of life. Noise is the dying vibration of a spent force. All the clatter of visibility, from the harangue of the ward politician to the thunder's roar, is but evidence of exhausted power."

    • And, finally, the discoveries of contemporary physicists, such as David Bohm, protege of Einsten: "When physicists calculate the minimum amount of energy a wave can possess, they find that every cubic centemeter of empty space3 contains more energy than the total energy of all the matter in the known universe." from THE HOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE by Michael Talbot.

    All confirmed what I had come to believe that ALL TRUE POWER lies in THE SILENCE. I invite you to reflect on these ideas and let's share our thoughts as they come to us!?

    In Love,

    Rev. Sandra

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    Tuesday, February 9, 2010


    Yes the Saints came MARCHING IN! ... On 2/8/10, the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl 31-17 over the Indianapolis Colts. This is more than a football win. This is a reality check on tenacity of a a people, who were written off after they were downed by Hurricane Katrina. The people spoke up when there was talk of moving the Saints out of state. Then the coach stepped forward and hired Drew Brees, a one time promising quarterback, who due to a damaged shoulder, lost his contract. Drew and his wife chose to go with the Saints, for two reasons, yes, to be the winning team, however, even more so, to become part of a winning community who would NOT GIVE UP! This was a WINNER for ALL THE PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS!
    Perhaps each one of us can take time to reflect on times in our own lives when we ALMOST gave up ... yet SOMETHING moved us forward and we knew there was a Power in us that could DO it for us. I am reminded of one of my favorite scriptures: "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do NOT become discouraged and we do NOT give up!" [GALATIANS 6:9]
    May each one of us "LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!!!
    In Love,
    Rev. Sandra

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