Sermon On The Molehill


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Cathy Jean Norman

& Noelle C. Nelson

Sermon On The Molehill

Too often, spirituality is thought of as something otherworldly, conceptual and mystical. Certainly, spirituality is all these things, but it's also a way of approaching life. Spirituality can be a practical, down-to-earth array of attitudes, techniques and tools that make this life truly a heaven on earth. Especially in times of chaos and change, whether personally or in our world in general, there is a great need for solace, inspiration and reassurance that there is a way to make things better along with guidance on how to achieve that “better.”

This is what Sermon on the Molehill offers you. It shows how using spiritual principles in our daily life makes living more abundant, enjoyable and downright fun. The book is filled with co-author Rev. Cathy Jean Norman’s stories, anecdotes and spiritual principles that are immediately relatable. In collaboration with Dr. Noelle Nelson, Sermon on the Molehill shows you how to apply these principles to your own life. Whether the subject is love, money, facing fear, guilt, making choices, forgiveness, accepting change or finding grace, Sermon on the Molehill seeks to address whatever particular concerns you may be experiencing.

Key Elements

  • how to use spiritual principles in everyday life for greater happiness and joy
  • practical, inspiring tools that will help you get through life's challenges
  • how to overcome lack (lack of money, of love, of success) and know abundance
  • uplifting stories and anecdotes

Praise for the Book


"Sermon on the Molehill is a most special book.  It is an inspirational treasure for anyone looking for affirmative, yet insightful, teachings about living a more peaceful and gratifying life. Rev. Cathy Jean Norman and Dr. Noelle Nelson have created a wonderful, relatable road map to a life of Peace, Joy, Balance and Harmony.  And, it is a really delightful read!"--Rev. Elizabeth Rann Arrott, co-author of the award-winning book Shortcut to a Miracle

"Sermon on the Molehill is absolutely excellent! It is an indispensable guide that will open doors to ever richer depths. Truly, it is never dull and often provocative. A must read!” --Rev. Dr. John Strickland, author of Think, Feel, Heal and a recipient of "The Light of God Expressing" Award from the Worldwide Unity Movement

"I have had the high honor to know Rev. Cathy Jean Norman for almost 40 years. I respect and admire her as an advanced spiritual teacher. In the new book, Sermon on the Molehill, she and Dr. Noelle Nelson collaborate to offer what Rev. Cathy does best in a prolific, enjoyable, highly readable presentation for readers everywhere. I highly recommend this for your spiritual growth." --Christopher Ian Chenoweth, founder

"With their upbeat, humorous and somewhat irreverent style, Reverend Cathy Jean Norman and Dr. Noelle Nelson skillfully guide the reader to the most important discovery we can make: how to remember and renew our all-important connection to Spirit, the very source of guidance and love. Their book is for anyone wanting a more fulfilling and peaceful way of life." -- May L. McCarthy, entrepreneur, investor and author of The Path to Wealth and The Gratitude Formula

"I love Sermon on a Molehill because Rev. Cathy Jean Norman's 'easy reading' story-telling style teaches Life Lessons in such meaningful and often humorous ways.  I found myself thinking/saying 'Oh yes - I can relate to this,' often! I can’t wait to share its messages with my family and many others in my life. Thanks to Rev. Cathy and Noelle Nelson, for this beautiful work, which will truly enlighten and uplift many.  It certainly brought me a closer understanding of ‘me’ and the Higher Power, in my life." --Susanne Lammot MD, Emeritus Board Member and Past President of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura

"Being able to access the inspiration, wit and wisdom of Cathy Jean Norman in the form of a book written with Noelle Nelson is a dream come true. Keep Sermon on the Molehill with you and it will surely become the spiritual friend and companion you will turn to time and again." --Kim Weiss, author, Sunrise, Sunset: 52 Weeks of Awe & Gratitude

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For media inquiries:

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Telephone: 805-493-2877 


Sermon on the Molehill
By Rev. Cathy Jean Norman
& Dr. Noelle C. Nelson
Book Excerpts

Choose Your Focus - It may not look good but there is good in it.

There are always two ways of looking at every situation. One view brings confidence, success and joy, the other brings doubt, failure and discontent. When you look at a situation you may see it as drudgery, or you may see it as an opportunity leading to something good. The spiritual path asks you to look for the good in all situations. That means no matter how difficult, insurmountable or overwhelming a situation or circumstance appears, whether you can see how this is possible, good is in it.


Many people think that forgiveness means that you excuse or condone bad behavior. Not so! Forgiveness is simply a way to lay down the burden of judgment and hurt that you are carrying so you can move on.


Our culture focuses too much on being loved and not enough on being a loving person. We focus on “What can I get from this relationship?” rather than on “What can I contribute to this relationship?” Not only that, but more often that not, we expect our relationship to satisfy our every need. We want commitment so that we can be sure that we will forever be taken care of and provided for.


You cannot be happy and envious at the same time. In fact, one of the greatest secrets of having happiness in your life is to learn how to eliminate envy. Romans 12:6-­‐8 states “Let's just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren't.”


I have never met a perfectionist whose life was filled with inner peace. The need for perfection and the desire for inner tranquility are at odds.


Erma Bombeck said, “Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving.” That is so true! All kinds of things happen to us that cause pain and guilt. We don’t have to carry this “gift” around with us once it’s served its purpose--which is simply to learn from whatever you did or said. You can determine to grow through it. Learning and growing through past behavior is healthy.


I don’t know of a single human being who has not experienced fear. However I do know people who have not allowed fear to dominate their lives. Wherever there is fear, there is also the possibility of courage.

About Rev. Cathy Jean Norman

Cathy Jean Norman graduated from Unity Ministerial school in 1983, and went on to get two Master’s degrees - one in Theology from the Peace Theological Seminary & College and the other in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

After 36 years of Ministry, now retired, Rev. Cathy has served in churches including Christ Church Unity in San Diego, Unity of Delray Beach in Florida, Unity On The Avenue in Denver and Unity of Ventura in Southern California. She also assisted at Unity of The Mountains in Avon, Colorado as well as Unity of Evergreen, Colorado. Currently she is on the speaking circuit at various churches and events.

Rev. Cathy lives in a little Shangri-La-type town called Ojai in California with her husband Steve, and their dogs Pippa and Frankie. Rev. Cathy and Steve love to travel and explore this marvelous planet we call home. You can find out more on her website

About Dr. Noelle C. Nelson

Noelle C. Nelson, PhD is a psychologist, trial consultant and author. All of her fourteen books focus on empowering individuals to be happier, healthier and more successful in their personal lives, at work, at home and in relationships. She is a monthly contributor to Sixty & Me and regular guest on HitchedMag podcasts. She is also a screenwriter: My Daddy Is In Heaven was released in 2018.

Dr. Noelle holds advanced degrees in clinical psychology from the United States International University, and sociology degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles and the Sorbonne, Paris. Dr. Noelle’s books include The Power of Appreciation: The Key to a Vibrant Life, Your Man is Wonderful, and Happy Healthy…Dead: Why What You Think You Know About Aging Is Wrong and How To Get It Right. Her interest in happy, healthy longevity led to her popular Facebook page, @MeetTheAmazings, which celebrates dynamic, thriving, inspiring 60+ers.

Whenever she can, Dr. Noelle indulges her love of reading and travel, but her true passion is dance, from jazz dancing to ice-dancing, to square dancing, and her greatest joys - ballet and ballroom. Find out more at, and on Facebook, @Dr.NoelleNelson.