Archive: June, 2012

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UPCOMING EVENTS

July 10, 2012  – Memory Care Support and Prayer Group – Benedictine Center-St. Paul Monastery August 14, 2012 – Memory Care Support and Prayer Group – Benedictine Center-St. Paul Monastery  September 11, 2012 – Memory Care Support and Prayer Group – Benedictine Center-St. Paul Monastery October 2-3, 2012 – Wisconsin Retired Pastors’ Conference – Spirituality […]

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Memory Care Support and Prayer Group

The memory care support and prayer group that I lead at the St. Paul Monastery (2675 Benet Road, St. Paul, MN 55109) continues to meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m.  The group will continue to meet throughout the summer. This setting provides a safe place for those who are care […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is an absolutely incredible movie filled with life transitions and how people approach them.  The movie was named Best Movie of the Year and, frankly, I can understand why.  The story is told through the eyes of an 11 year old boy whose father died in the 9/11 World Trade […]

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BOOK REVIEW

Campbell, P & McMahon, E (1985).  Bio-spirituality: Focusing as a way to grow.  Chicago:  Loyola Press. Bio-Spiritual Focusing is a way to approach the wisdom of your body in ways that helps one be present, in the Christian tradition, to the full Body of Christ.  The process helps one connect with the physically felt places […]

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A NEW RETREAT OPPORTUNITY

Prayer and Conversion:  A Transitional Journey Toward Abundant Living  I am developing a retreat with the theme focusing upon prayer and conversion. Conversion happens when transition turns into change.  Conversion happens when we turn away from the old and embrace the new life in Christ.  I hear people say all the time that there is […]

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    I sat at a luncheon two weeks ago that opened my eyes to a reality that I knew was there, but as the discussion unfolded I began to realize how the discussion, about to take place, was going to expand my thinking. As I listened to the needs of the people with whom I shared […]

  • TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE: LETTING GOD SET THE AGENDA

    When it comes to the human condition and a desire to change, we can become easily frustrated: we think that we want to change … but we really don’t. Paul expresses this contradiction well in Romans 7:15-24: “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do […]

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    I was leaving the exercise machine area at the gym, after a training session, and when I looked, up I saw her coming. She was pushing her wheelchair toward the exercise area. I said to her how inspired I was by watching her persevere at exercise. She said, “I am 86 years old and I […]

  • THE NATURE OF CHANGE

    I have a mixed relationship with the concept of change. I seldom, if ever, rearrange furniture. In my world there is a God-ordained place that furniture belongs, so leave it alone. I have a terrible habit of walking through the house in the dark, because i can. I know it is not safe (so I […]