Unexplored Territory

Considering the contemporary argument that severe immigration enforcement is the "law of the land," Rev. Paul Graves looks to how Jesus engaged his contemporaries and their rigid application of Jewish laws. "[Jesus] knew unconditional love is the unexplored territory between those laws and the deeper meaning of those laws."

What’s Next? Older Adults Retreat speakers and topics released

Rosalee Mohney shares more details, including the speakers and their topics, for a new Older Adults Retreat being offered at Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center September 18-20. The over-arching them for the Retreat is "What’s Next?" and registration is already available for those who like to plan ahead!

Good Brain Health and Volunteering Go Together

In a post for Nurturing Elders on the PNW News Blog, Rev. Paul Graves explores what it takes to keep the brain healthy as we age. While he wasn't surprised to find that that those who kept active through volunteering were rewarded with better brain health, he was to discover the primary importance of motivation. According to one study those who regularly volunteered lived longer "but only if their intentions were truly altruistic."

Seriously, Easter is too a joke

"Could it be that God invented the Resurrection of Jesus as a dramatic reminder for us that death, for all of its power to imprison us in our fears, will not be the end of Life? " In a letter to his grandchildren reflecting on the odd occasion of Easter and April Fool's day sharing a date on the calendar, Rev. Paul Graves makes the case that it is perfectly appropriate.

Registration for the new Older Adults Retreat is now available!

Rosalee Mohney shares early details on a new Older Adults Retreat being offered at Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center September 18-20. The over-arching them for the Retreat is "What’s Next?" and registration is already available for those who like to plan ahead!

At-One-Ment with the Children

By the Rev. Paul Graves | Photo courtesy of Fabrice Florin/Wikipedia, whitehouse.gov As it happened, I was sitting in front of the TV as the “Listening Session” happened at the...

Where’s the bottom? God knows.

By The Rev. Paul Graves | Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Note to readers: This column is unlike any past column I’ve written in this space. It was written in September...

Did you ever feel like the time before Christmas is just upside-down?

By the Rev. Paul Graves Do you remember the lead-up to Christmas when you were a child? If you now have children, or grandchildren, or great-grandchildren, what do you recall...

We are compassionate people with a passion for action!

By Rosalee Mohney | Photos by Jesse N. Love “I’m doing volunteer work because I wasn’t able to say ‘no.’ I’m called to do certain things - it happens that I...

Nurturing Elders: The Fall is More Than a Season

By the Rev. Paul Graves | Painting by Tizian For many years I've been professionally aware of older adults' tendencies toward balance issues -- often ending in falls of varying...

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