Pass It On by Dr. Arthur Caliandro
Posted on November 25, 2007 by Arthur Caliandro

When I was a young boy, my father used a repetitive phrase which, after a time, lodged itself in the basement of my consciousness and has been an integral part of who I am. “Pass it on,” my father would say when someone did me a kindness. Or when he gave me something, lest I’d feel the need to repay him, he would say, “Pass it on to your children.”

There's More to Thanksgiving Than Turkey by Dr. Arthur Caliandro
Posted on November 18, 2007 by Arthur Caliandro

I love Thanksgiving (and not because it gives me an excuse to eat too much). It gets me centered and reminds me to stop my busyness to think more broadly about life and its blessings – to realize how dependent I am on God and others. Whenever I do this, my life has more balance. By acknowledging how very dependent I am on God and on the people in my life, I strengthen those connections.

Turning Points Through Prayer by Dr. Arthur Caliandro
Posted on November 11, 2007 by Arthur Caliandro

It was an extraordinary experience for me. It’s been on my mind a lot lately and when I think of it, I feel awe. And so I should because what I describe was a surprise visit from heaven.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, my predecessor, has just retired and I was in the midst of the biggest challenge of my life, when an even greater struggle confronted me. Four weeks after I had assumed my role as senior minister at Marble, I was hospitalized for major surgery.

From Struggle to New Life by Dr. Arthur Caliandro
Posted on November 4, 2007 by Arthur Caliandro

I have several stories that I call signature stories. They describe ideas that represent my basic understanding of life and my core beliefs. Each time I tell one, I am again centered in truth and reality. Such is the account of an Emperor butterfly.