This week at aldea we will begin our annual “end of year” series entitled “Aldea at The Movies”. Each week we will discuss themes of recent and current movies and how they relate to our lives and deepen our spiritual growth. You’ll have to come on Sunday if you want to find out what the
The Alchemy of Community 10/6 – The Power of Belonging 10/13 – What Friends Say 10/20 – Expanding Your Circle 10/27 – Getting Past Rough Spots
Top Ten Reasons to Admit You Were Wrong There was a young boy who was disciplined for something he adamantly proclaimed he didn’t do. Later, the boy’s innocence was proven. It had, in fact, been his brother who had committed the offense. When questioned about the mistake, the parent said, “Well, that’s okay. That one
It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Aldea Spiritual Community. I have longed for such a place for many years. People have been asking me how I got to this place in my life. Here’s a little bit about my journey. Before I was a progressive Christian I was
Published: January 07, 2013 Author: Susan Guibert Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research presented recently at a symposium at the University of Notre Dame. “Life outcomes for American youth are worsening, especially in comparison to 50 years
If you would have told me 10 years ago that I’d be a youth director at a Christian church, progressive or not, I think I’d look a little horrified. The thought of teaching anyone any form of Christianity would have seemed the furthest thing from where I wanted to be. But if we look just
Encouraging Children to Exercise In a society filled with non-active entertainment choices, today’s parents have to be intentional about providing exercise opportunities for children. The world has changed dramatically since I was 12. Parents no longer feel safe allowing a child to run around the neighborhood alone or even with a group of children. Still,
Just Sayin’ What do you think is God’s greatest creation? I’m talkin’ big natural it was just here type stuff [send answers]. Some answers would probably be mountains, the oceans, man, or woman. Women (mothers, daughters, sisters, girlfriends, nurses, teachers, etc) could give my answer a run for its money, but I’m going with FRUIT.