Dr. Craig

A Mentor, a man of spiritual power, and great compassion.

In contrast,(to living negatively), the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22

I have come to know a man that I believe is trying very hard to live a spiritual life: Dr Craig Sa’id Oster.  He is a Lansing psychologist who has been triumphing over ALS for 18 years.   I have come to know this man from my association with the Healing Community of Lansing.  I also find him while exploring Oprah‘s contest for her new channel: when OWN was first launched Oprah wanted to find new inspiring talent and give them a TV program of their own for the network. There were many inspiring candidates and among them was Dr. Craig.  I was thrilled there was a Lansing, Michigan resident applying to be on TV, how exciting!   I wanted to learn more about this man and so went on to his YouTube channel, read his postings and just talked to whomever I could about who he was and what he does.

What I found was a man who embodies all the gifts of the spirit.  He truly shows that living is an act of choice and will, that being positive will always get you further ahead than being negative does.  He could easily just live with ALS and accept everything that comes with it, but no he decided that his body was his to create, change and improve and through that he has found love, joy, peace.  He could have isolated himself because of his ALS but he has chosen to give of himself, to be present to all those around him and even those he has never met in person and that has taught him, given him and allowed him to have patience, kindness, generosity.

Dr, Craig has never lost faith with his God and the belief that all good things come from the Divine.  He has dedicated his life to helping others, no longer concerned with himself, he feels the greatest strength of mind and body comes from the connectedness we all share with each other; with that belief he has been given: faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

Letting go and letting God means opening yourself up to such power and strength that you will move mountains.  Dr. Craig has certainly moved his mountain!

Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 – 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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