Archive: September, 2012

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Available Presentations for 2012/2013:

Contact Steve Arnold at steve@pivotpointministries.org or by calling 651-261-9853. Prayer and Conversion:  A Transitional Journey Toward Abundant Living This topic can be explored in a two hour session or a two day retreat.  The time is spent in experiencing forms of bio spiritual focusing, praying the Word, reflecting in contemplative prayer.  This is an opportunity […]

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FIRST SESSION IS FREE!

The first session of Spiritual Direction with Steve Arnold is free.  This provides an opportunity to explore the concept of Spiritual Direction with no obligation to continue.  The first session is a time to converse, explore, pray and seek God’s direction Spiritual direction is a process by which a person joins with another who serves […]

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Memory Care Support and Prayer Group-October 9, 2012

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

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I GUESS IT’S A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

I heard two comments and read two things this past week that really struck me as interesting and interrelated.  I was in a store that specialized in home design.  Chatting with the salesperson, she asked me, “Do you decorate for the Christian holiday?”  I thought, “What an odd way to ask that question.”  Christmas is […]

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PLEASE PROVE ME WRONG!!!!!!!!……………..A PEEK AT THE FUTURE

“My mother’s lament, that we live too long and die too slowly, has become more common, with impact on two generations as medical science has made it possible to keep very sick and very old people alive longer.  The typical eighty-five year old, geriatric researchers say, can expect more than two years at the end […]

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