'Gratitude' Tagged Posts

'Gratitude' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions

Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.” vss. 6-8 1 Timothy 6:6-12 The wisdom in these few short verses is overwhelming. Obviously, accumulation was an issue even for first century followers of Jesus, and some seem to have been infected by the notion that more is better.…

Daily Devotions

Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command! … Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds! … Young men and women alike, old and young together!” vss. 7-8, 10, 12 Psalm 148 The psalmist understood that all things have their origin in the Great Mystery, Almighty God, the Creator of the Universe, and that humans are a part of the web of…

Daily Devotions

Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” vs. 3 John 12:1-3 Mary had gotten her brother, Lazarus, back from the realm of the dead, and her deep anguish had been replaced with overwhelming gratitude. When Jesus came to visit and reclined at her table for dinner, she anointed his feet with costly perfume and wiped them with…

Daily Devotions

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.” vss. 3-4 Psalm 63 Almost a half century ago, back before amplifiers replaced acoustic guitars, folks in evangelical congregations regularly heard the song “Thy Loving Kindness” and loved its catchy harmonies. “Thy Lovingkindness is better than life, Thy Lovingkindness is better than life. My lips shall…

Carefree participates in Spirit’s Virtual Silent Auction

The Carefree business community generously stepped up to support Spirit in the Desert by donating dozens of items for the Virtual Silent Auction fund raiser held the third week in May, 2021. More than 32 merchants, restaurants, individuals, organizations, and friends of Spirit contributed to the successful, first-ever, Virtual Silent Auction. Participants bid on gifts, home goods, accessories, vacations, a new Apple watch, restaurant gift certificates, and a gourmet meal for ten prepared by Spirit in the Desert’s Chef, Zoe…

Thank you, Revital-AZ Medical Spa & Laser Center

Our friends and neighbors at Revital-AZ Medical Spa & Laser Center graciously donated a gift certificate for the amazing services at their spa and laser center. At Revital-AZ Medical Spa & Laser Center, they believe everyone deserves to look and feel their absolute best. Many can attest to the correlation between how we feel on the outside and the attitude with which we begin our day. That’s why they’ve provided cutting-edge skincare services to their clients since 2015. Be it…

Thank you, Carefree Coffee Roastery!

Who doesn’t love coffee, or tea? The good people at Carefree Coffee Roastery have donated a fantastic gift basket of coffees and teas to Spirit in the Desert for our silent auction ~ delicious! Carefree Coffee Roastery is a “European Style” coffee shop where you will experience superior coffee and tea served in a welcoming and relaxed environment. @carefreecoffeeroastery We are grateful for the generosity of so many Carefree and Cave Creek neighbors who supported Spirit’s Virtual Silent Auction this year! To…

Thank you, Carefree Pet Resort!

Our friends at Carefree Pet Resort have generously donated a wonderful gift to Spirit in the Desert ~ an opportunity to pamper your pet! Carefree Pet Resort provides friendly, professional dog boarding, dog daycare, and pet grooming services. @carefreepetresort We are grateful for the generosity of so many Carefree and Cave Creek neighbors for supporting Spirit’s Virtual Silent Auction! To bid on the Carefree Pet Resort Gift Certificate, and to see what else our wonderful neighbors have donated for the…

Thank you, Total Wine & More!

Total Wine & More donated a fantastic gift to support Spirit in the Desert’s fundraising this year: A Private Wine Class for 20 people. This would be so fun! We’re grateful for their generosity, and so happy to be able to offer this experience to our Silent Auction participants! If yours is the winning bid, Total Wine & More will host an event that is certain to impress you and your guests. Enjoy a tour of the land and learn…

Thank you, English Rose Tea Room!

Spirit thanks our wonderful Carefree neighbors English Rose Team Room for donating a gift certificate to Spirit in the Desert’s Silent Auction. We are very grateful to owner Jo Gemmill and the good people at the English Rose Tea Room for your generosity! @EnglishRoseTeaRoom To see this and other wonderful items at the Auction, go to https://spirit.cbo.io.

Thank You, ALC!

Our heartfelt thanks extends today to the good people of American Lutheran Church, Sun City for their generous support of Spirit in the Desert. We are so grateful for our congregational partners in ministry ~ the team at your favorite retreat center looks forward to serving you someday soon! @AmericanLutheranChurchofSunCity 

Daily Devotions

Psalm 145:1-8 …“On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.” vs. 5 With the world living on the edge of crisis and battling a pandemic, while nations rise against nations, it’s easy to be distracted from the wonder of life in this universe. Every day we awaken to new possibilities and fresh evidence of the Lord’s goodness and mercy. The sun and the moon travel in their appointed courses bringing light and dark…
  • 1
  • 2