Archive: November, 2012

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Memory Care Support and Prayer Group

December 11, 2012 and January 8, 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 […]

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What you see is what you get.

I was in a discussion the other day about the word, “discernment.”  For the past twenty years, I have lived with this word, wrestled with this word, explored this word, fought with this word, and have fallen in love with this word.  One person in the discussion said that the word “discernment” is not understood […]

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  • KEEP MOVING!

    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

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