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Spokane retreat to focus on “Living with Forgiveness”


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Coffee and Contemplation, a spiritual discussion and prayer event for people of all denominations that takes place regularly at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, will continue on Sept. 16 with Charles Finck.

The Topic will be “Living with Forgiving.”

According to an announcement “Forgiveness is one of the most difficult things we can do, yet one of the most necessary, both for ourselves and for those who have hurt us. We must often act in direct opposition to how we feel. When we make the decision to forgive and bless, we open ourselves to God and His Holy Spirit and, asking for help, we receive.”

Finck has been counseling and teaching for more than 30 years and is the founder of Liberty Cross Ministries. He specializes in individual and marriage and family counseling and teaches nationally and internationally.

The program will run from 9 a.m.. – 11 a.m. and includes warm beverages and rolls. Cost is $10 per session. Advance reservations are requested. For more information or to register call 509-448-1224.



Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

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