St. Joseph
Jan 10, 2021

But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. ~Matt. 1:20-21 Pope Francis has declared this ... Continue reading...

love, love of God
Nov 27, 2020

Today's post comes from retreat presenter, Susan Boruff. She shares insight from scripture about focusing on the love of God, even during the darkness of the pandemic. We hope that this will inspire and reassure you today. Love Wins “Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent.” ~Rumi If the battle between good and evil has already been won, why don’t we act like winners? Winners for love. If we can take the words ... Continue reading...

Oct 9, 2020

Today's post is a prayer from Joyce Rupp, OSM. Do you know someone who is in need of physical, emotional or spiritual healing? Why not reach out to them with this beautiful prayer for healing? Just reading it may spark a bit of strength and faith that they need today. A Blessing for Healing May the ever-present love of family and friends sustain and support you, especially in those times when you feel alone and lonely. May you accept ... Continue reading...

Aug 21, 2020

Today's post comes from the Catholic Health Association of the United States. You can click here to read more about their important organization. Let's take a moment to reflect on the prayer below and then watch a short meditation video. Pray. Pause. Breath. Heal. Prayer for a Pandemic, by Cameron Bellm May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury ... Continue reading...

Jul 29, 2020

As our country honors the late Congressman John Lewis this week, we remember this politician and brave civil-rights leader who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia's 5th congressional district since 1987. Let's pause and be inspired by his words... “You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light. Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant. ... Continue reading...

Jun 9, 2020

Today's post is a timely reflection and meditation from retreat presenters Susan Boruff and Kathy Anderson. Let's take a few quiet moments to read this reflection by Susan and then watch the video at the end by Kathy. How You Can Cure Violence “We each contain the potentials to be both destructive and creative.” Jeremiah Abrams, Jungian therapist. I was talking to a friend the other day about the documentary Tiger King. He told me that he didn’t ... Continue reading...

blog, organizing
May 30, 2020

Today's reflection has been submitted by our Guest Services Manager, Rose Kurtz. She has been missing the hustle and bustle of the normally busy Welcome Center. Like many of us, Rose has been spending a lot of the extra quiet time organizing things. Let's read about something special that she found. Faith & Hope During this Pandemic, I find myself cleaning, organizing and setting free many things in my home. I am not sure who this is ... Continue reading...

May 16, 2020

Rose Kurtz, our Guest Services Manager at the Retreat & Conference Center, offers today's reflection based on a recent book that she read. She misses all of the staff at the Center and looks forward to when we can open our doors to guests once again. Let's spend a little quiet time reading Rose's reflection. “Tuesdays with Morrie” During the Pandemic I have been reading many books and one that stood out to me was “Tuesdays ... Continue reading...

peace garden, service, volunteer
Apr 5, 2020

Andrea Springer offers today's post. Andrea has presented retreats many times at the Retreat & Conference Center and she will be the feature presenter for our annual Women's Wellness retreat this September. The theme this year will be 'Present with Purpose' and you can read more about the retreat and about Andrea by clicking here. As we struggle to connect with our communities during the pandemic, take a moment to read this insightful reflection. Community of ... Continue reading...