June 1, 2010 Vol. 24, No. 2 [p. 2]

Sue Millender

Sue Millender, D P Associate, Dies

"Nobody loved the Dwelling Place more than Sue," was the staff's assessment of our dear friend and retreatant. Sue died suddenly on May 5 at her home in Okolona.

In 1999 Sue came for her first and life changing retreat and was hooked. She came often and she spoke often of The Dwelling Place to anyone who would listen. She was an Associate for several years. Her generosity, her creativity, and her love of the Lord were her hallmarks. She loved our dogs, Prince and Shadow, and they waited for her to rub their stomachs.

Sue, we were shaken by the suddenness of your leaving. We will miss you and we rejoice with you as you celebrate in Glory.

Together We Build

Our dream
...of an administration building has become a reality.

Our critical need
...of a dining facility continues to be a serious need.

As of June 1, you have purchased $13,100 worth of bricks. Purchase a brick in memory of or in honor of a loved one. The offering is $100. There will be three lines of 18 characters and spaces per line. For more information, contact Sheila Avery, secretary, at

Round and About

Sr. Marcie, seated, with Clare and Mary in 2005

Our email address has changed to effective June 1. We are no longer on dial-up but on fast access. What a change! Now we can open websites --yes, that is just open them.

Speaking of websites, have you visited ours? Take the virtual tour. We are encouraged that the majority of our registrations come through the website.

Sr. Margie is our grant writer. You know what a tedious and seldom-rewarding task that can be; however, she has taken serious steps and we are encouraged.

This spring, as every spring, we enjoyed asparagus that Sr. Marcie (see photo) planted in 1989. It is a blessing each year.

You should see Sr. Margie's garden! We have been enjoying lettuce and peas. Little peppers are hanging on the bushes and the tomatoes are blooming (all 25 plants). Potatoes are growing in the woodchip pile! All the plants have been started from seeds(!) and the garden is organic with all natural compost! We just may have tomatoes to take to the Farmer's Market!

Take a Vacation with God

Our pond and gazebo

Do you feel a nudge that can't be defined or ignored? Or do you feel the need for time and space to sort something through?

The Spirit has a way of not letting us alone when God wants to gift us or desires to help us resolve an issue in our lives. Treat yourself to an overnight, a weekend, or longer to let God in. It can be a life-changing experience.

The Dwelling Place has everything you need--a beautiful, quiet setting, a lovely chapel and library and good food! No stress! Just rest in the Lord.

Call anytime and arrange a mini-vacation with God.

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