Archive: December, 2012

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Spiritual Direction via Skype

Communication via Skype has offered a whole new dimension for spiritual direction.  As a director, I need to be able to see the person.  Some are able to do spiritual direction via the phone, but, that is not me. I am available to do spiritual direction via Skype or via Face to Face on the […]

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Available Opportunities

Want to explore a spiritual approach to deep change? Want to experience a prayer retreat? Want to reflect upon your Christian journey? Review the list of topics to see how Steve Arnold might walk with you in the presence of God in order to enrich and strengthen your faith journey.  Topics are available for single […]

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FIRST SESSION FREE

The first session of Spiritual Direction with Steve Arnold is free.   If you would like to walk with Steve Arnold as your spiritual director please feel free to e-mail (steve@pivotpointministries.org) or call 651-261-9853.  The first spiritual direction session is free.

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Celebrate Prince of Peace

The Advent/Christmas/Epiphany cycle is a wonderful time of celebration and remembering the birth of the Prince of Peace.  There is no peace apart from Christ. May our celebration this year focus upon peace-making as we follow the One who calls us to “love our enemies” and to “pray for those who persecute you.  Peace begins […]

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Memory Care Support and Prayer Group- January 8, 2012

What is unique about this support group?  First, while participants share information about dementia and memory loss, the purpose of this group is not about giving advice or information about memory loss.  The purpose of this group is to provide a safe place for sharing and prayer as a way to cope with the life […]

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Recent Items

  • The Loneliness Factor

    I was at a luncheon that was serving as a listening post for seniors to describe their sense of loneliness and isolation. I knew that the population invited to this luncheon was one that would probably have a higher sense of isolation, but, what I heard was much more intense than I expected. A man […]

  • Social Networks and Aging

    It is interesting that research is showing two demographics experiencing social isolation in such as way as to impact health: Young Adults (18-22) and Senior Adults (65+). I have worked with both populations over the past 50 years and I continue to be amazed at the similarity of the questions raised by both groups and […]

  • An Eye-Opening Awareness: One More Transition for this Guy

    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 […]

  • The Crisis of Loneliness

    THE NATIONAL CRISIS CALLED LONELINESS From “LINKED IN” “America is becoming Isolation Nation. Nearly half of respondents to a nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna say they always or sometimes feel alone, and 54% say they feel no one knows them well. Such loneliness is connected to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. The […]