Archive: November, 2011


Spirituality and Memory Care

Christos Center for Spiritual Formation, in partnership with the Minnesota Alzheimer’s Association, Chandler Place/St. Anthony Health Center, and Pivot Point Ministries will offer a three part series on Spirituality and Memory Care on February 6, 13 and 20, 2012 atChandler PlaceAssisted Living,3701 Chandler Blvd,St.AnthonyVillage, MN. The three part series will include presentations with panel responders that include individuals and […]


On Paths Untrodden

“ON PATHS UNTRODDEN” A PIVOT POINT RETREAT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Northwoods Adventure Lutherhostel at Heartwood What an incredible experience to join with a group of people over 50 in order to explore life and the future under the theme, “On Paths Untrodden.” The week together offered time in the Scriptures, time for prayer, time for conversation and sharing […]


Necessary Endings

BOOK REVIEW: NECESSARY ENDINGS Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward Author: Dr. Henry Cloud Publisher: Harper Collins Date: 2011     The title of the first chapter carries forth what I believe to be the theme of the book, “Endings: The Good […]


If Life Gives You Lemons

There is an expression that says, “if life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” That is a wonderful statement but is inherently filled with some issues. The biggest issue is…what if you have run out of sugar? There are times in my life where the lemons seem to overwhelm. I want to make lemonade, but just can’t seem to […]


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 […]