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Newsletter Article Fall 2012: Pathways by Joanna Quintrell, Executive Director

This summer, my husband and I took a wonderful road trip in the Pacific Northwest. This was a hiking trip for us and a celebration of the miracle that I can hike again after losing my mobility two years ago … Continue reading

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Awaken to the Stirrings of the Spirit in Your Life by Joanna Quintrell Executive Director

As the seasons change yet again and spring brings us light and warmth, all around us we begin to see the stirrings of new life: -fruit trees bud forth and blossom and set their fruit -bulbs send up their green … Continue reading

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Light in our Darkness By Joanna Quintrell, Executive Director

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness    a light has dawned.” (Isaiah 9:2) In the winter season there is less light and more darkness in the world around … Continue reading

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“The Gift of Spiritual Direction: An Invitation to Encounter the Holy” By Joanna Quintrell

What if there was a place where you could step out of all your roles and everyone’s expectations (including your own) and simply be yourself, living in and paying attention to the present moment? And what would it be like … Continue reading

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The Gift of Prayer: Encountering the Holy by Joanna Quintrell

There is a large group of volunteers at the Journey Center who get VERY excited when summer is just around the corner and then feel sad when the fall season arrives…and it doesn’t have anything to do with the weather! … Continue reading

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The Enneagram: A Tool for Transformation and Community by Joanna Quintrell

What has nine points, helps us live from our true and most noble self, and brings transformation into our relationships? The first time I heard about the Enneagram, it wasn’t a pleasant experience. I was told by an enthusiastic friend… … Continue reading

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“Watching Over You” by Joanna Quintrell

When an unexpected crisis comes and life is turned upside down, it can take a long time to find our bearings again. The familiar routines, the things we thought we could count on to stay the same, “the way things … Continue reading

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“On Island Time” by Joanna Quintrell

My husband, John, and I recently spent some time on Lopez Island, off the coast of Washington State. We were there celebrating our 25th anniversary and enjoying the beauty of the San Juan Islands and, especially, the peacefulness of this … Continue reading

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“Glimpses of the Holy” by Joanna Quintrell

Two years ago, on May 1st, I walked up to the front door at 1601 Fourth Street in Santa Rosa and turned the key in the lock for the first time. I remember how it felt to open that door … Continue reading

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“See, I Am Doing A New Thing!” by Joanna Quintrell

Because we work a couple of months ahead on our next newsletter, I am writing this article for the spring in the midst of a huge winter storm! The trees are bare and the temperature is cold. The thirsty California … Continue reading

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