Posts by Solveig Muus

Posts by Solveig Muus

Drop your Quilts and Kits at Spirit

Drop your Lutheran World Relief Quilts and Kits of Care at #spiritinthedesert in Carefree AZ thru December. Learn more about this Lutheran World Relief flagship program at #beinspired

Gift from Kiwanis Club

Spirit in the Desert Executive Director Eric Simonson gratefully acknowledges a generous donation from Kiwanis Club of Carefree, AZ today. These funds will be used for scholarships for Institute for Healing of Memories Retreats for Veterans. We give thanks for the blessing of #community in these times.

Daily Devotions: February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020 For full passage click:  1 Corinthians 2:6-12 … “But we speak God’s wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.” vs 7 Whenever we try to wrap our heads around the Gospel it doesn’t take long to discover that there is a great mystery involved. What may have seemed simple at one point in our lives is actually deeper than we had ever imagined. It’s not that the message is enormously complicated–Paul…

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This is about as minimal as a post gets. Sic enim dilexit Deus mundum ut Filium suum unigenitum daret ut omnis qui credit in eum non pereat sed habeat vitam aeternam. Omnis enim quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit. Omnis enim quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit.

Learning How to Lead Well

Matthew Short Eight years ago, Matthew Short was the pastor of a growing Lutheran congregation in Wisconsin. He said, “At the time, I didn’t know how to do strategic planning, manage staff, or conduct performance reviews. The congregation needed me to have those skills.” To increase his leadership abilities, Matt attended a four-day leadership retreat entitled Leading Well. This event is sponsored by Portico Benefits Services of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Vibrant Faith, an organization of ministry…

Daily Devotions: October 28, 2017

John 8:31-33 “Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’” vss. 31-32 There’s much to be said about the faith that connects us to the grace that God so freely gives. It can certainly be described as assent, an “amen” to God’s act of redemption that takes place in Christ Jesus. And it’s…

Rural Tranquility and Park-like Setting…

“Spirit in the Desert is a unique combination of rural tranquility and exquisite park-like setting in the mountains next to Carefree, Arizona.  The accommodations makes for an ideal retreat.  The friendly, knowledgeable staff, great food, pathways, fountains, and gardens, help a person realize the beauty that God has provided for us to enjoy.  I highly recommend Spirit in the Desert to anyone who wants a serene, grace-filled encounter with time for reflection, listening, and letting go of the past.  I…

I came for a spiritual transformation

I came to Spirit in the Desert for a spiritual transformation. My goal was to learn meditation to relax the chatter and stress of my busy life. Mr. Kenji Kumara and his Bliss team took each of us through a unique journey. I can speak for the group that the weekend was transformative and could only be something that should be experienced by everyone.

Healing of Memories Workshop for Women Veterans

APRIL 13-15, 2018: HEALING OF MEMORIES WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN VETERANS In 2017 The Institute for the Healing of Memories (IHOM) and Spirit in the Desert presented the first ever Healing of Memories Workshop for Women-only Veterans. It filled quickly and we have a waiting list for the next one, which we have now been able to schedule for April 13-April 15 in 2018. The workshop begins with dinner on 4/13 at 6pm, and ends at 2:30pm on 4/15. Sheila Laughton…

The desert is a place that beckons

“The desert here is a place that beckons you to reflect, to be silent and listen to the Holy Spirit. We are grateful for our time, we enjoyed our evening conversation with the pair of great horned owls, and we will be back again for more desert rest.”
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