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Valuing Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Carla Skladany, Coordinator of Volunteers: Valuing Religious and Ethnic Diversity When Carla met with Richard Andersen, Executive Director of Spirit in the Desert in 2017, she told him she was interested in being a volunteer at the retreat center. Volunteering has always been an important part of Carla’s life during the years she and her husband, Jan, lived in Downers Grove, Illinois and since they permanently moved to Carefree in 2007. As Richard and Carla’s conversation continued, Richard surprised her…

Meet Al Warnier, Maintenance & Facilities Manager

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Daily Devotions: January 5, 2018

Mark 1:4-8 “I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” vs. 8 Not much was going on in Nazareth, a sleepy hamlet just west of the Sea of Galilee, during the years that Jesus made it his home. Most of the action was happening in Judea and particularly in the area around the Dead Sea. A group called the Essenes had gathered in the wilderness at a place we call Qumran and had…

Meet Chef Joseph Cameria

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Summers are beautiful at Spirit in the Desert!

Experience the quiet and peace of our campus…individually or as a group. Families are welcome, too. Swim in our pool, soak in the hot tub, take comfort in the air-conditioned rooms with private patios overlooking the desert and mountains. Come ready for delicious food and exquisite hospitality…all at our Special Summer rates! Call us today at (480) 488-5218.
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Read daily devotions by Steve Holm

This year,  Steve Holm, a retired pastor living in Tempe, will be providing daily meditations for Spirit’s website.  Steve served at Desert Cross Lutheran Church for 22 years. In the past he has provided meditations for Advent and Lenten illustrated devotional booklets. Now, we’re thankful that he’s providing these short devotions for visitors to the website. Read more.