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Lent

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Lent is a time of fasting. For forty days–six weeks before Easter–people give something up: sugar, an activity, social media, or food altogether. Catholic tradition is to forgo the fast on Sundays. The purpose of Lent is to draw closer to God; to repent, pray, seek His council, and deny self for the sake of …

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Happy New Year!

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2016 has come and gone! This year has been quite a busy one for MHS, but we’ve been blessed by all your love and support (and retreats!). We pray that the new year brings refreshing to you and your family. A new year means new opportunities to share the Gospel, new ways to see God …

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Merry Christmas!

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It’s Christmas, the most wonderful time of year! Let’s not forget the reason for the season, though: Jesus Christ. There is no greater gift received than that of our Savior, the Son of God. This Christmas season, take a moment to remember exactly why we celebrate Christmas and thank the Lord for sending us Jesus. From …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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It’s that time of year again and we are so excited to celebrate one of the best holidays: Thanksgiving! Delicious food and families gathered together make this holiday a favorite of ours. Not only do we have physical things to be thankful for, our ultimate thanks is to God for His sacrifice and love He …

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Happy Fall!

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We are so excited it is fall! With the new season brings some of the best food, holidays (Thanksgiving, anyone?!), and conferences at MHS! Retreats like Pastor’s Wives and Worship Leader’s are among the conferences that make the fall so sweet. We look forward to serving these and many other retreats this year. Looking to book …

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Happy Fourth of July

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Happy Fourth of July, America! This is our 240th year since declaring our independence from England. We want to thank each and every man and woman who has fought to keep our independence since then. Today, let us all take a moment to pray for our nation, its leaders, and those who continually fight for …

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Happy Father’s Day!

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We are blessed by all the wonderful fathers–and father figures–in our lives. You are the leaders of the family, the providers, and the ones we look to for guidance and support. You take on more than you get credit for, and you sacrifice much for the sake of family. Thank you for being people we …

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Memorial Day

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In America, Memorial Day is typically a holiday used for relaxing with family, enjoying a good outdoor barbecue, and hitting the endless sales stores offer. However, this holiday should be one of remembrance. Historically, Memorial Day began in 1860 when people would decorate fallen soldiers’ graves with flowers. Today, we stop and reflect on all the …

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Happy Mother’s Day

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From all of us at MHS, here’s wishing every mom a very happy Mother’s Day! Mothers are a crucial member of the family. Without them, we would not even be born! Thank you moms, whether biological or not, for raising and caring for us in a way only you can. You deserve far more appreciation and gratitude …

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National Day of Prayer

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Today is the National Day of Prayer. Christian Retreat Centers will be spending the day at the Hilton in Pasadena, California, as well as host a prayer breakfast here at MHS. Many pastors from around Southern California gather together to lift up our nation’s leaders, our churches, and more. Every week, our staff prays over the incoming churches …