hands, baptism
Oct 11, 2020

After over six months of precautions and pressures from the pandemic, many of us are seeking a calming peace. We hope that you'll be able to pause for this prayer and meditation from the Catholic Health Association today, providing renewed strength and hope. For Peace in Anxiety ​During the Coronavirus Pandemic Loving God, we come to you full of anxiety about what may happen in the coming days and weeks. Shower us with the peace Jesus promised ... Continue reading...

palms up, God, blog
Sep 18, 2020

Today's post is by a familiar face at our Center, Sales Manager Rainey Taylor. She offers a wonderful analogy that can be applied as we continue to face this time of uncertainty. Let's set aside a quiet moment to read her thoughts. Palms Up Way of Life by Rainey Taylor “The final forming of a person’s character lies in their hands.” – Anne Frank “So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands ... Continue reading...

Jul 19, 2020

Today marks the reopening of our Center to registered guests! The staff have been very busy preparing for this day, using the utmost caution when considering the safety of our employees and guests. During a staff meeting before the reopening, we gathered via Zoom to go over some of our last minute plans. As is customary with our meetings, we began with a reflection. Our coworker, Tessa Newton, was assigned this task at the last ... Continue reading...

prayer for uncertainty
Jul 3, 2020

No matter how much light I carry within me, there will always be times of feeling lost, being confused, seeking direction. It is the way of the human heart. ~ Joyce Rupp During the pandemic and this difficult time of racial injustice, even the most positive people struggle. It's ok. Sometimes we just need to hear that it's ok. We can lay our feelings of being lost and confused at the feet of Jesus. Let's join together in this virtual ... Continue reading...

Joan Chittister poem
Jun 22, 2020

Prayer for Conscience and Courage Loving God, lead us beyond ourselves to care and protect, to nourish and shape, to challenge and energize both the life and the world You have given us. God of light and God of darkness, God of conscience and God of courage lead us through this time of spiritual confusion and public uncertainty. Lead us beyond fear, apathy and defensiveness to new hope in You and to hearts full of faith. Give us the conscience it takes to comprehend what we’re facing, to see what we’re ... Continue reading...

heart, labyrinth
Jun 14, 2020

Today, we share the most recent "The Pope Video". Let us prayerfully consider this message from Pope Francis and offer compassion to the world, especially during this uncertain time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IMpy05pccM&feature=emb_title   Continue reading...

dancing partner
Jun 5, 2020

Mickey Reed provides today’s inspiring reflection. She is a trained facilitator of Joyce Rupp’s Boundless Compassion program and will be presenting a Boundless Compassion retreat at our Center this fall. You can click here to read more about it and to learn about Mickey too. Thanks so much for sharing this reflection, Mickey! Tightrope I was in Zumba class when I first heard this song "Tightrope" from the musical The Greatest Showman. The instructor played it as ... Continue reading...

God in all things
May 27, 2020

Today's post is another insightful reflection and meditation from retreat presenters Susan Boruff and Kathy Anderson. We're so grateful for all of their submissions for our blog during this pandemic and look forward to being able to host them at the Center again soon. Let's take a few quiet moments to read this reflection by Susan and then watch the video at the end by Kathy. God In All Things By: Susan Boruff “We were born to manifest ... Continue reading...

mindfulness
May 20, 2020

Dr. Heather Alexander is a local physician and is also trained in mindfulness practices. She has been offering retreats about mindfulness at our Center over the last few years. Heather has a passion for encouraging people to live well through being more present to the moments of their lives and living with more compassion. She sees this as her way of offering peace to our world that is so in need of healing. Heather will ... Continue reading...

Sr Elaine David, Sisters of Bon Secours
May 11, 2020

If you know Sr. Elaine Davia, the area leader for the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA, then you know that she definitely has a green thumb. As a nurse practitioner, she also utilizes her knowledge about healthy eating as she plans her gardens. Sr. Elaine provides today's reflection, based on a recent gardening experience. Just Do The Next Right Thing The Saturday before last was beautiful, warm and sunny. So I ventured out with my mask and ... Continue reading...