Presidents Message

President’s Message – Jan/Feb 2019 HMA Today

SEASON OF DARKNESS, SEASON OF LIFE As I write this column, the year’s longest night is approaching.  In a couple of days, the tilt of Earth’s axis as the planet rotates will turn the northern hemisphere its furthest distance from the Sun.  The hours of darkness outnumber the hours of daylight on this midwinter day. [...]

President’s Message – Jan/Feb 2019 HMA Today2019-01-07T09:36:47-04:00

President’s Message – July/Aug HMA Today

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. -Martin Luther King Jr. I’m in love with my job. As I sit at my desk this beautiful summer morning in the Midwest, I am smiling, and [...]

President’s Message – July/Aug HMA Today2018-07-09T09:08:47-04:00

President’s Message: Jan/Feb 2018

“There isn’t time – so brief is life – for bickerings, apologies, callings to account.  There is only time for loving - & but an instant, so to speak, for that.”       -  Mark Twain   It is that time of the year again, time for New Year resolutions.  People are indulging in retrospection [...]

President’s Message: Jan/Feb 20182018-01-08T13:44:58-04:00

President’s Message: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” —Zig Ziglar Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude Thanksgiving is quickly approaching.  And though I try to practice gratitude all year, I find November the month when [...]

President’s Message: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude2017-11-14T09:32:06-04:00

President’ s Message: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! And then things start to happen, Don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too. OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!” I received a copy of this wonderfully wise book by Dr. Seuss from a friend upon completion of [...]

President’ s Message: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!2017-07-10T08:11:39-04:00

President’s Message – March is Upon Us…

March is a funny month, it never seems able to make up its mind if it is winter or spring. I have always liked March. Crocuses and daffodils emerging from the ground, the gradual warming of the air, all things identified with March. Many beliefs and sayings have been inspired by March.  For example, Mark [...]

President’s Message – March is Upon Us…2017-03-09T09:55:02-04:00

Calling all “Movers, Shakers and Faith-Leader Difference Makers”!

I cannot contain my enthusiasm about the upcoming 2016 Health Ministries Association Conference being held in sunny Chandler, Arizona this September. The conference planning committee is a diverse group of national leaders and local members from the Phoenix area. They are committed to making this years’ event relevant to our members’ practices, along with information [...]

Calling all “Movers, Shakers and Faith-Leader Difference Makers”!2016-11-30T17:31:10-04:00

President’s Message – Winter 2016

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.” –T.S. Eliot The HMA Board of Directors wants to send their greetings to each of you and wishes for a healthy, happy and hope filled New Year. 2015 was an outstanding year for the Health Ministries Association with many [...]

President’s Message – Winter 20162016-11-30T17:31:11-04:00