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September 16, 2022

Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Connecting with God

Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Connecting with God We spend a lot of our lives busily going from one task to the next. We often miss the present moment. The present moment is where we meet God. The present moment is also where we find the space to respond in healthier ways to our experiences instead of reacting automatically. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, non-judgmentally, and with compassion. Paying attention to our experiences gives…

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June 22, 2022

Embracing Life through Writing, with Paula D’Arcy

This writer's retreat is designed for beginners, seasoned writers and those who simply want to better communicate through words. Our days together will include  morning presentations about writing, fast writing exercises (prompts), the reading of those writings and dialogue. After lunch there will be three hours to complete a writing assignment, and have time for walking, rest, and personal reflection. In late afternoon we'll gather to continue writing exercises, reading of assignments and more question and answer time. Evenings might…

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Paula D'Arcy, silent retreat, catholic retreat
June 17, 2022

Waves of Prayer

Today's reflection is shared by Jen Murphy, Manager of Marketing & Events for the Bon Scours Retreat & Conference Center. Let's learn more about her favorite way to slow down and meditate in nature. Waves of Prayer Lord of the Seas, speak… to me. Flow heavens flow… over me. Wash words of God wash… in me. Lord of the Seas, speak… through me. ~Bill Gaultiere Summertime is a very special time for me because I am able to spend a…

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beach, shore
September 22, 2021

You’re Always There for Me

We are excited to host our annual Women's Wellness retreat this weekend and to be able to bring back popular featured speaker, Dr. Veidre Jackson. The theme of this year's retreat is "Peace in the Middle of the Pieces" and this theme in the midst of the pandemic is certainly timely! Please pray for the ladies who are attending this retreat. May they feel joy, relaxation and a sense of the peace in their lives that only Jesus can provide.…

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