Pondering the connections between breathing and the divine certainly helps us, in turn, to remember that breathing, that most natural and essential of impulses, is also an engagement with something beyond ourselves.
Category: Spiritual Life
Although it was new to me, it turns out that “Check your ego at the door” is a common saying around gyms and in business as well.
We hope the opportunities presented to you this Lenten season by the Spiritual Life Department give you at least some ways to provide nutrition for your soul.
Today there are still shipwrecks on Malta, occurring often as refugees risk a crossing of the Mediterranean in vessels woefully inadequate for that task.
Finding consensus and compromise around a contentious issue, and then moving forward in agreement and harmony is both a skill and an art.
Last night my wife and I were preparing to pack away the Christmas decorations for another year, and once again we were completely baffled as to how we were supposed to fit a large sprawling tree into such a seemingly small box.
As we approach the New Year, much of what we see and hear on the media is looking back on what was the best of the year 2019 and what […]
Our Joys of Christmas celebration will take place on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00PM in the Life Center.
In reflecting on the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I was reminded of the attitude of gratitude shown by a former resident a few years back.
Do you recharge by being social with others, or by spending time alone? Perhaps you are a person to enjoy conversations with a large group of people, or perhaps you […]
Rain is almost always welcomed here in the Valley, but that is not always the case elsewhere.
As the fierce heat as waned and Summer has begun its gradual change into Fall, we have all received a reminder that despite living in metropolitan Phoenix, where at first […]
What is a lynching? By definition, it is a premeditated extrajudicial killing by a group. It is most often used to characterize informal public executions by a mob in order to punish an alleged transgressor, convicted transgressor, or to intimidate a group.
Question: Why do people gather to sing together? Why do they find such joy in this activity? Why do Beatitudes Choir members get so excited when they hear there’s another […]
Each of us has had at least one individual in our lives who has helped to shape us into the person we are today. Perhaps for you it was a […]
It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that we lost one of our own last week, Melissa Buljubasic.
The Rev. Brad Munroe, the Executive Presbyter of the local denominational body of which I am a part (part of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A), has rewritten the Serenity Prayer for […]
This past week I read about an international research project conducted by Science Magazine. Hundreds of “lost” wallets containing large and small amounts of money were placed in locations around […]