J.R.R. Tolkien's books tell of Rivendell as the safe house in the wilderness, a place of refuge and comfort.
Guarded by elves, the "cloven vale" was safe from all evil.
"Merely to be present there was a cure for weariness, fear and sadness."
Visitors talked and thought about their past journeys and the perils they confront, yet, the spirit of the land soon lifted their fear and anxiety.
Their own experience of the good or ill of their own stories was not forgotten, but their power over them ceased.
Instead, health and hope grew strong in them, and the pilgrim learned to be satisfied with each day, and, to take pleasure in every meal, word and song.
Care of the Soul's Faiths Festival believes that healing is a natural process in everyone, and that it will occur if the environment, both within and outside the person, is nourishing and secure from harm or disease and fracture and brokenness.
Join us for our fifteenth anniversary of founding, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at 5:30 pm at either Big Jack's Bar-B-Q Grille, or Mr. Paul's Chop House in Roseville (TBD).
Currently, growth groups that I lead meet the first Monday monthly, called, Morphing/Mending, and the third Wednesday monthly, called, Father Pops' Class in Acceptance. Both meet at 5:30 pm in Big Jack's, 27454 Gratiot, Roseville, MI., 48066.
Welcome also for individual, couples or family counseling by calling me at (313) 530 2777, or, firstname.lastname@example.org.