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We Invite You to A Holy Hour of Prayer for Our Country and World

2021-01-14T15:04:48-05:00

The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know for everyone you know. —I Timothy 2: 8 Just when you think things could not get worse, they did. Following months of a worsening pandemic, protests demanding the end of systemic racism, one climate catastrophe [...]

We Invite You to A Holy Hour of Prayer for Our Country and World2021-01-14T15:04:48-05:00

Spiritual Resilience—Hope

2020-12-18T10:31:22-05:00

By Ginny Schaeffer Though the cherry trees don’t blossom and the strawberries don’t ripen, Though the apples are worm-eaten and the wheat fields stunted, Though the sheep pens are sheepless and the cattle barns empty, I am singing joyful praises to God. I am rejoicing in the God of my [...]

Spiritual Resilience—Hope2020-12-18T10:31:22-05:00

Spiritual Resilience—Living in the Darkness

2020-12-11T12:01:30-05:00

By Ginny Schaeffer The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. For those who lived in a land of deep shadows – light! sunbursts of light! —Isaiah 9:2 Well, here we are, the darkest day of the year when those of us who live in the northern [...]

Spiritual Resilience—Living in the Darkness2020-12-11T12:01:30-05:00

Spiritual Resilience—Gratitude

2020-11-20T15:18:33-05:00

By Ginny Schaeffer …give thanks in all circumstances… -I Thessalonians 5: 18 It was a frequent exchange between my mother and her four girls. Whenever someone offered one of us the slightest compliment or the smallest of gifts it would go something like this: Mother: Whadda say? Child: with head [...]

Spiritual Resilience—Gratitude2020-11-20T15:18:33-05:00

Guided Meditation for October 2020

2020-10-27T17:13:44-04:00

Allow yourself to #pause and #reflect during this guided meditation offered by the AMC for spirituality during the month of October. https://youtu.be/3bJ1RL0fcFU  

Guided Meditation for October 20202020-10-27T17:13:44-04:00

Spiritual Resilience and God

2020-09-30T15:56:38-04:00

Let’s start at the very beginning. It’s a very good place to start.                 —The Sound of Music In the beginning God…                 —Genesis 1:1 Before I moved into the ministry of spirituality full time, I worked in the field of mental health as [...]

Spiritual Resilience and God2020-09-30T15:56:38-04:00

The Source of True Hope

2020-04-27T14:50:08-04:00

By Ginny Schaeffer, Director of the Angela Merci Center for Spirituality It is the second week of the great Easter feast and we still proclaim, “Christ is risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!” We have heard the stories of the risen Christ showing himself to Mary Magdalene and the two travelers to Emmaus [...]

The Source of True Hope2020-04-27T14:50:08-04:00

Finding Peace in the Middle of a Pandemic

2020-04-09T17:12:50-04:00

By Ginny Schaeffer First it was toilet paper swooped off the shelves by the cart-full. Shortly after that, other food items became hard to find. Despite the assurances of government officials and food supply spokespeople, panic had gripped the hearts and minds of a population preparing for a siege. Anxiety, [...]

Finding Peace in the Middle of a Pandemic2020-04-09T17:12:50-04:00

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