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Center for Living Well opens doors, welcomes public BY TRACY HOUSE

When Dawn Rutledge and Jennifer Miller met in 2009 they connected instantly. Their diverse backgrounds, Rutledge’s yoga, wellness and fitness background, and Miller’s counseling and ministry in a church environment and experience as a pastor, complemented each other and a partnership emerged. “To bring those two things together was to me a no-brainer, this was so much more powerful,” Rutledge remembers. “We’re going to really be able to impact people, mind, heart, body and spirit, and really help them find integration and wholeness.” By 2011 they formed the Center for Living Well. “It was sort of given to us by God,” Rutledge says. Coming together, they created a space for people to find health, wholeness and wellness on a daily basis. “We started integrating and merging everything we did.” The duo worked out of clients’ homes, churches and other spaces, but it was just recently they found a place of their own. The Center for Living Well opened its doors Oct. 1, offering a variety of classes and support geared toward helping people live healthier lives and become more integrated in terms of their mind, heart, body and spirit. The Christian-based, nondenominational wellness center is open to everyone.

“We are intentionally nondenominational,” says Miller. “The things that we focus on are the things that Jesus focused on—love and grace and connection—those sorts of things. People don’t have to worry about coming in and having to worry about doctrine and rules. That isn’t anything that we focus on at all. “The messages of our classes are really meant to be uplifting, encouraging, inspirational—a touch point for people in the midst of their day or their week, where maybe

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Spiritual Reflections Share your spiritual reflections... The spiritual leaders of SanTan Sun area churches, temples, mosques and other religious and spiritual gathering places are invited to contribute their Spiritual Reflections in essay format by sending their thoughts, enlightening insights and other writings of a spiritual nature to Be certain to put “Spiritual Reflections submission” in the subject line, and keep your articles around 200-300 words, or they may be edited for length. Include your first and last name, title and facility name, address, phone number and website. Spiritual Reflections are printed on a space-available basis, and submission does not guarantee print. The opinions represented in this column are those of the author and not that of the SanTan Sun News.

Learn about Medicare CHRIST CENTERED: Dawn Rutledge and Jennifer Miller, co-executive directors of Center for Living Well. Their ministry is focused on the whole person. Submitted photo SEE CENTER PAGE 76

The Area Agency on Aging will present the basics of all Medicare Programs 1 p.m. Tues., Nov. 5 at Risen Savior Lutheran Church and School Healing Center, 23914 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler. Covered topics include Medicare Parts A, B, C, D and medigap supplements, services, costs and what is new in 2014. Low-income programs and the many changes to Medicare will also be covered. Contact a Caring Ministries chairperson at 480-802-4374 for more information.



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Heaven’s Glory Boutique set to open in Chandler Debbie Logan has reopened her oncebeloved establishment called Heaven’s Glory Boutique. Opening her fourth store in eight years in the East Valley, Logan was inspired to create the unique retail apparel and accessories store; one that would essentially mirror her faith through her passion for fashion. Heaven’s Glory is located at The Fulton Ranch Promenade, at 4955 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 17, Chandler. For hours of operation, visit HeavensGlory. net or call 480-802-2277. Check out the store on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Logan named the store after her father’s first hot air balloon in 1971. As one of seven children in Rockford, IL, Logan was raised on a large farm with a variety of animals. Both of her parents were licensed airplane pilots. Bored with traditional “winged airplanes,” Logan’s parents sat all seven kids down and asked what would be a good name for this new, “very large” toy they were going to purchase. Her older sister, Kellee, said it should be called “Heaven’s Glory” because, in a balloon, passengers navigate near heaven and you can see the glory of God. That led to 20-plus years of wearing “Heaven’s Glory” hats, T-shirts and jackets. The family traded balloon pins all over the country. Logan envisioned the Heaven’s Glory store for years. It would not only clothe

people and give them a unique place to buy meaningful gifts, but it would be a place where relationships were nurtured and cultivated and tended to, between the customers, the staff at Heaven’s Glory and the good Lord above. “We always saw our customers more like family than anything else,” Logan says. “There is a need in all of us to feel accepted, cared about and listened to.” The first Heaven’s Glory Boutique opened in 2005 in Gilbert, near the Farmhouse Villages. It resided there for three solid years and reached out to a hurting community of people. As former co-owner of One Wing Boutique, Logan was able to revisit that desire to genuinely serve and reach out to those in the downtown Chandler community and experience some of what it used to be like at Heaven’s Glory Boutique. As a new chapter in Logan’s life has unfolded, it is more than apparent to her that God is tugging on her heart again to reopen this once well-known and loved staple in the community for the sole purpose of giving back to others and to the community in the way she used to. Having just battled cancer for six months, Logan won the fight. She is newly married to Brad Logan, and her family size literally just doubled. With six kids now—three of them being teenage girls—the Logans hope to recreate a ministry of sorts in South


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Chandler. The store will employ the girls, as well as teach them a strong work ethic. Most importantly, it will teach them what it means to truly “serve others.” Heaven’s Glory Boutique’s product lines are more than unique. The store custom designs much of Heaven’s Glory’s “Godly apparel,” therefore visitors will find one-of-a-kind items at the store. The items are inspired by the Logans’ everyday life and their walk with the Lord. “We believe we are in a daily battle here on Earth and we must stand guard and be armed with truth, even if that means a favorite Scripture on the sleeve of a shirt or a cross on the back of a cadet cap,” Logan says. “There is nothing ordinary about Heaven’s Glory. We will offer one-of-akind hats, bags, leather cuffs, jewelry and


everywhere else they’re stressed and it’s negative and overwhelming, this is a place where they can come and feel peace and be filled up with the good stuff that all of us need more of.” Though Christ-centered, this is not a church. This is a place for people to come to be authentic and uplifted, loved and accepted, Rutledge explains. Every aspect of what is done in the classes and workshops has a Christcentered component. “Every class opens and closes with a time of meditation where we set the intention, the theme, of whatever that class is,” Miller says. “We just keep bringing them back throughout the class to that (theme).” The center offers numerous programs that include: yoga, mindful eating classes and private coaching, marriage and parenting classes, selfdevelopment classes and workshops, private counseling, Thai yoga and yoga therapy, and Bible education. Group and private services are available. “It’s meant to provide somebody with whatever they may be seeking, whether it’s relief from some kind of stress, to be refreshed or renewed in some way, we really are trying to focus on the whole person,” Miller says. Miller and Rutledge focus on mind, heart, body and spirit throughout

more for both gals and guys, alike, that send out a message of hope, grace and redemption, as well as men’s, women’s, and kids’ clothing that will make a statement of light in a sometimes dark and lonely world. “ Heaven’s Glory Boutique will offer wedding, funeral or birthday gifts. “Come and pick up something for yourself to share your faith openly with the world,” Logan says. “Come on in and get ready to feel welcomed and loved! We carry more than 100 styles of Scripture bracelets. Plus, we will be able to custom design apparel or jewelry to fit your ministry or church group’s needs specifically. You will find a wide variety of original accessories, eclectic home decor, journals, worship music and clothing from baby on up. It’s quite different from any other Christian store.”

their workshops and classes—a whole person approach to finding wellness and peace. “What we do is really different, it’s pretty unique,” Rutledge says. “I don’t know of anyone else in this area anyway, who really are operating as a ministry in this way. Really having that whole person approach and really trying to provide tools to help people be healthy and well in every area of their life.” Rutledge and Miller are seeing their vision expand. They have divisions in Canada and Detroit, and others have spoken to them about a northwest, southeast and northeast division. The grand opening for The Center for Living Well is 4 to 8 p.m. Wed., Nov. 13, at 1655 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 5, Chandler. Festivities include demonstrations, free services, raffle and door prizes, food and beverages. The event is open to the public. For more information, visit Tracy House is the news editor for SanTan Sun News. She lives in Ironwood Vistas with her husband and four children and can be reached at tracy@


Celebrity chef-priest comes to Chandler Seton Catholic “We’re honored to Preparatory announced the welcome Father Leo to Seton sponsorship of a priest and and the Chandler community,” celebrity chef to Chandler: says David Sorkin, assistant Father Leo Patalinghug, principal at Seton Catholic “The Cooking Priest” and Prep. “His message of getting the creator of Grace Before families back in the kitchen Meals, a movement founded and around the table is a VISITING PRIEST: Father Leo reminder to us all of the on the belief that shared Patalinghug, “The Cooking meals foster deeper family different ways we can nourish relationships and nourish the Priest.” Submitted photo each another. His recipes bring soul. out our inner chef and are delicious.” He is the author of “Grace Before Patalinghug will address Seton Meals” and star of the popular online students with his “Finding God in All video series by the same name. Things” presentation at 8:15 a.m., Mon., Patalinghug received “celebrity chef” Nov. 4, in the school gym. Seton Catholic status when he was featured on the Food Preparatory is located at 1150 N. Dobson Network’s “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay” Rd., Chandler. He will also deliver his and won the battle against the Iron Chef Seton-sponsored presentation at 7 p.m. on with his fusion fajitas. Nov. 3, 4 and 5, at St. Andrew the Apostle Seton Catholic Prep brings Patalinghug Catholic Faith Community at 3450 W. Ray to the Southeast Valley as part of the Rd., Chandler. Seton Speakers Series, a lineup of These events are free and open to the speakers who capture the character traits public; seating is limited. Seton works to instill in its students: Call 480-963-1900 or visit determination, faith, courage and love. for more information.

St. Andrew’s 23rd annual Unique Boutique Chandler’s premier handmade holiday boutique will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 8 and Sat., Nov. 9, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., Nov. 10, in the courtyard and Social Hall at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 3450 E. Ray Rd., Chandler. Admission is free for the event. The Unique Boutique will feature more than 80 booths filled with handcrafted

items designed and made by local consignors, many returning favorites, as well as new consignors. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for Seton Catholic High School in Chandler and the St. Andrew’s Haiti Outreach project. For additional information visit

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Shop with a purpose at Believe Boutique More than 125 vendors will be showcased at Believe Boutique, Cornerstone Church’s annual holiday shopping event, at 1595 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler, Fri., 4 to 9:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 8, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov 9, Everyone is welcome to find special and unique holiday gifts, dine on the patio, listen to music and

get inspired to shop at this event benefiting Cornerstone’s Women’s Ministries. The Cornerstone Cafe will be open throughout the event offering gourmet food and holiday beverages. The Goode Time Carolers will be performing from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8. For more information, call 480726-8000 or visit or

‘Thanksgivukkah’ once-in-alifetime event The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation mentions that next month, Jewish families across America will celebrate “8 Days of Light, Liberty and Latkes” and one of those days will include a giant turkey feast. Thanksgiving falls unusually late this year on Thu., Nov. 28, while Hanukkah begins at sundown on Wed., Nov. 27. That means the second candle on the menorah will be lit on Thanksgiving, the first time the two holidays have overlapped since 1888 - and it won’t happen again for another 75,000 years. Many are calling the once-in-alifetime event “Thanksgivukkah.”

In fact, the mega-holiday’s name has already been trademarked. The Wall Street Journal reports “Dana Gitell, a care provider for the elderly at Boston’s Hebrew SeniorLife has started a Thanksgivukkah website that includes T-shirts, posters and recipes for challah stuffing, sweet potato latkes and cranberry sauce-filled sufganiyot.” The Associated Press adds Rabbi David Paskin has even written a song called “The Ballad of Thanksgivukkah,” imagining Judah Maccabee sharing turkey and potatoes with Squanto.

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Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, the coordinating hospital chaplain for Phoenix-based Jewish Family & Children’s Service, will speak to Shalom Hadassah about the extensive training rabbis receive to get their certification. The talk will take place at 1 p.m. Tue., Nov. 19, in the Bradford Room of the Oakwood Clubhouse in Sun Lakes. This is an opportunity to get a behind-thescenes look at the special individuals who work behind the scenes ensuring safety, harmony, spiritual care and security for many in the world. Kravitz will discuss these topics in the light of commitment to Tikkun Olam, a Jewish principle that means “repair” in Hebrew and encompasses social action, community service and social justice.

Shopping trip Shalom hosts a shopping outing next month to raise funds for the chapter. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tue., Dec. 10 at Chico’s in SanTan Village in Gilbert. Participants will shop and Chico’s is donating 10% of purchases back to the chapter and will serve light refreshments. Interested individuals must make reservations; call Judi at 480-802-4944 or Diane at 480-895-6917. Any other questions can be directed to copresidents, Adrian at 480-895-7312 or Ruth at 480802-8901.

Bible study Meets twice a month Members of the Women’s Life group study the Bible and discuss how the lessons can relate to their lives. Sun Lakes United Church Of Christ in Chandler Info: Jan Olson at 480-802-7457 or Joy King 480-588-1882 Celebrate Recovery 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Join in fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 steps and Eight Recovery Principles. The group addresses all types of habits, hurts and hang-ups. Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by meetings at 6:30 p.m. Free child care for children ages 12 and younger. CrossRoads Nazarene Church, Ministry Center Rooms 101-103 2950 W. Ray Rd., Chandler Info: 480-722-0700, Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m. Fridays For those with chemical dependencies or other issues. Dinner followed by meetings at 7 p.m. Dinner: $3 adult, $1 child. Free

child care for children ages 12 and younger. Chandler Christian Church, Room B200 1825 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: 480-963-3997, Christian Business Networking, Tri-City Chapter – Chandler, Tempe, Mesa 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays Offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Crackers & Co. Café 535 W. Iron Ave., Mesa Info: Maia, 480-425-0624, Christian Business Networking, Chandler Bi-Monthly Chapter 7:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month Offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Chandler Christian Church, Room B202 1825 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Maia, 480-425-0624,

Christian Business Networking, East Valley Chapter 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays Offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Mission Church Seminar Room 4450 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert Info: Maia, 480-425-0624, East Valley JCC Parent & Child Playgroup 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fridays Playgroup for parents with children ages 12 months to 2-1/2 years old. East Valley JCC 908 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Emily Malin, 480-897-0588, maline@

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