Category: Rev. Addae Kraba

  • Contracting and Expanding

    When things feel tight, it’s easy to panic or want to act in some way to ease the feeling of constriction, but sometimes our lives contract before they expand. We may be working hard on ourselves spiritually, performing good works in the world, following our dreams, but somehow still faced with constrictions of all kinds.…

  • With a Little Help from Our Friends

    Most of you remember the line from the Beatle’s song, “I’ll get by with a little help from my friend.” However, despite the true meaning of the song’s reference to drugs, we all can use a little help from “someone” at some time in our life. As members of a faith community, we place great…

  • Doing Your Best

    It isn’t always easy to meet the expectations we hold ourselves to, and just because we are devoted to following a spiritual path, attaining inner peace, or living a specific ideology doesn’t mean we should expect to achieve perfection. Each life experience is individual and dissimilar to another. Behaviors are shaped by these experiences, and…

  • Everyday Joys

    It is the everyday aspects of our lives that bring us the most joy, even if at first it may seem natural to expect our feelings of happiness to come from the larger events in our lives. By noticing how small things can fill our days with delight, we are more likely to experience the…

  • Value Your Inner Knowing

         We will always encounter individuals throughout our lives who presume to know what is best for us. However, the insights they offer cannot compare with the powers of awareness and discernment that already exist within us. Whether or not we acknowledge it, we are blessed from birth with wisdom that cannot be learned or…

  • Making Meaning

    When we begin to bring consciousness to what we are making things mean, we may be surprised at the messages we have been sending ourselves over the years. The meaning we assign to our experiences, whether positive or negative, is a very powerful factor in determining the quality of our lives. What we imagine events…

  • Purpose

    Purpose gives our life meaning, but most humans are not consciously born knowing what their purpose is. Most living things belong to a particular soul group and are born knowing their purpose in life. An animal will spend its day foraging for food, taking care of itself and its young, and creating a home. No…

  • Judging Others

    Though it is human to evaluate people we encounter based on first impressions, our judgments are frequently incomplete, because the conclusions we come to are affected by our own preconceptions.  For example, poverty can be seen as a signifier of uneducated or laziness and wealth can seem like proof that an individual is ruthless or…

  • The installation of Reverend Addae Ama Kraba on October 22, 2023
  • Willing to Be Willing

    There may be times when we find ourselves struggling or even fighting with our emotions and thoughts, feeling that something should be done in a particular way or perhaps not at all. But it’s the way we are looking at the experience that is causing the turmoil within us, because life is not this way.…