Archive: December, 2006


Transition Towards Balance

For a number of reasons (excuses),  in the past four years I have not followed a strong diet and exercise program.  One can only surmise the results, but, let us just say that the weight gain has not been helpful, and, the physical results are not ones that have helped me maintain the kind of life […]



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Adventures in the Land of Luther

The Luther Adventure Camp is for those 16 and older who like a bit more activity.  Camping in a former Prussian army camp, biking throughout Germany, learning more about the culture, exploring historic Wittenberg describes just a small part of what this adventure will be about.  Learn about Luther.  Learn about leadership.  Walk in spiritual […]


The Surprise at Taize

I went to Taize the first time expecting to learn more about how to do Taize style music in our worship settings. Everything I knew about Taize was the music and the prayer form. I wanted to experience it and learn it better so that I could lead it. Was I in for a surprise! […]


Themes: Journey of Discernment and Prayer

Pilgrimage Brochure 2007 Join Steve Arnold in a Journey of Discernment and Prayer. While tracing the footsteps of Luther, participants will be led in study and scripture around the theme of discernment. Participants will also join other Christians from around the world for prayer, Scripture study and reflection. Beginning in the Eiseleben region, the participants […]


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 […]


    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 […]