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Lent – A Sacred Journey In His Shadow

Photo by Danielle Macinnes By Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitator I remember when my son Drew was four. While Drew did not need a lot of extra hugs, he did like to know where I was. He didn’t need me to hold his hand. He just needed to be near me. I could be in the middle of Target, look around and realize one of my children was missing, only [...]

By | March 21, 2017|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

God’s Invitation to Be-Come

photo by Anne Spratt by Linda Holmes, Spiritual Director BE… In the beginning God created people to live and move and have their very BEing in Him. The great I AM chose us to BE like Him, intimately related to and in relationship with Him.  In spite of our failings and falling out with God, He waits for and welcomes us to spend time with Him not doing, but ‘being’ still that we [...]

Noticing

by Sharon Voyda, oneLifemaps Facilitator Sometimes when I hear the word “discipline” used in reference to experiencing God’s presence, it revives images of failed New Year’s Eve promises or early morning gym routines that are riveted by blaring music. My thoughts are crowded with notions of striving, enduring and straining to “get God.” In her book, Enjoying the Presence of God, Jan Johnson suggests noticing what is present, immediate, the thing that is right in [...]

By | April 22, 2014|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, My Life Now|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Into the Garden

Photo by Baby QB by Kathleen Bolduc, author This morning I bring my Bible, journal, and cup of tea into the garden. A light mist hangs over the fields across the road, and I am surprised to see tender green shoots of corn forming rows where yesterday there was nothing but dirt. All around me, Dame’s Rocket thrusts purple and white spires toward the skies like holy hands reaching toward heaven. Boxwood shimmers [...]

By | April 15, 2014|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , |1 Comment

My Chair

by Davis Crowell On the night of my 60th birthday, I enjoyed spending time with my kids, their significant others, and my best friend in the universe, Margaret.  I was sitting across from Eliaabeth, my 24 year old daughter, and asked her how she enjoyed the teaching she had done the prior week at the church we both attend.  She looked at me and said, "as long as I've known you, you have had a [...]

Sitting at His Table

by Jennifer Whiteford, oneLifemaps Facilitator Steady. Engaged. Soulful. That is my usual operating speed. But not now. Not this month. Not in a long time. Insert these words instead. Numb. Frail. Sobered. In the midst of Advent, I am in yet another familiar warring season. A battle for my relationships, my body, and my mind. Experience has taught me to keep a rhythm of disciplines despite how I feel. These weeks the one thing I [...]

Just Do It

By Annie Sander, Worship Leader and Vocal Director, The Compass Church This morning I was on my way to a church conference. My car pulled out of my driveway at 8:32 am; and frankly – I was pretty proud of myself for being ready with perfume on, make-up on and my 8 and 6 year old kids fed by this hour. As I was driving out of my neighborhood, I saw this woman running with a [...]

Who is the Owner of Your Ordinary Days?

by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitato         by John Wesley, Book of Offices of the British Methodist Church, 1936.  John Wesley credits a Puritan pastor, Richard Alleine is the originator of the Covenant Prayer. Do you ever have days that just feel ordinary, same old coming and going, eating and sleeping? Have you ever considered who is the owner of your days? I wonder what would happen if [...]

By | July 23, 2013|Categories: Reviewing My Days|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Gather Together

 Photo by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story "When two or three are gathered because of me, you can be sure that I'll be there." Matthew 18:21 MSG In the midst of tragic world events and especially those we don’t understand, it’s easy to get caught up in the media coverage.  I wonder what would happen if we spent the same amount of time praying [...]

By | May 21, 2013|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Are You in Need of Some Real Rest?

Photo by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story Questions to Ponder: Do you feel you are speeding down the highway of life?  Take the next exit and enjoy some time at a quiet rest stop with the Savior. When can you mark on your calendar this week some time to come away with Jesus? What helps you be most refreshed in the Lord?  What [...]

By | April 9, 2013|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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