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Life Giving Rhythms and Lenten Season

Photo Credit: Pexels By Jennifer Grabianski I nestled into a comfy couch in the living room, surrounded by 10 caring and supportive women, most of whom I’d never met before. It was March 2011, and the Lenten season was about to begin. I had completed two-thirds of the Listen to My Life maps, and our leader was previewing the next map, “Life-Giving Rhythms,” which is about listening to God by forming an intentional [...]

Created for Something More

Photo by Luke Pamar By Julie Thomas, oneLifemaps Facilitator and Volunteer The Peak Experiences Map is one of those maps that was hard for me to wrap my head around. Like most people, I always thought Peak experiences where those high points in my life when I experienced success and was rewarded for it. The purpose of the map is to help us reflect on activities that were satisfying, whether anyone noticed or [...]

Confidence and Competence

By Sibyl Towner The works that God has given you to do are most often embodied in the most satisfying activities of your life. This leads to confidence and competence. Listen and watch as Sibyl connects these two concepts and discover your unique design. Scripture: “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 NIV Questions: 1. Name a skill [...]

Is There Something More?

by Sibyl Towner, Co-Author of Listen To My Life At one time or another, we all have succumbed to the pull of advertisers. Many of us have tuned into the Super Bowl to see the next latest and greatest ads. They do a good job of convincing the viewer to try their product because if you don’t, you are missing out. They are masters at convincing you that this is it, this is what will [...]

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development for oneLife Maps “Hope and faith will both come to an end when we die.  But love will remain.  Love is eternal.  Love comes from God and returns to God.  When we die, we will lose everything that life gave us except love.  The love with which we lived our lives is the life of God within us.  It is the divine, indestructible core of our being.  This [...]

By | May 22, 2014|Categories: My Life Story|Tags: , |4 Comments

I Don’t Know Myself Anymore

by Sibyl Towner, Co-Author of Listen To My Life Do you sometimes wonder, “Who am I really? Who was I? When did I know myself? Is there a way to get to know who I am so I can express that to others and use if for good in my family, my community and the world?” These questions are important and significant. Recommended Books Related to this Blog: How to Discover Your Personal Mission: The [...]

Questions That Help Us Grow

by Sibyl Towner, Co-Author of Listen To My Life Have you ever had this phrase, “I want a deeper relationship with God,” stir in your heart?   When phrases like this emerge in life, you have the opportunity to allow them to help draw you toward conversations with God. Paying attention to those questions can help you grow in your relationship and trust in God. Could it be that God has put those questions in your soul [...]

The Cost of Hurry

Photo by Unsplash.com    by Mark H. Crumpler, Pastor for Teaching and Spiritual Formation, Peachtree Presbyterian Church The fruit of the Spirit is . . . patience (Gal. 5:22) Mark Buchanan’s fine book The Rest of God relates a story handed down through several generations of his wife’s family.  This piece of lore tells about his wife’s grandmother Alice, who lived in a part of the Yukon known for luring gold-hunters willing to take great [...]

By | August 20, 2013|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It’s Your Fault

by Dick Towner, Co-Director of The Springs Retreat Center My friend Dick Towner told me this story a while ago about a man who came to visit Sibyl and he at The Springs Retreat Center they started in 2011 in their hometown of Oldenburg, IN.  The man came to sell some windows and left with a much greater picture of what God had for him. “A Sears’s salesman came by to give me a quote [...]

Immeasurably More!

by Susan Krause, a Listen To My Life Participant Listen to My Life was the instrument God used to bring me out of a deep, dark hole I found myself in three years ago.  I had convinced myself that my life was basically over. I had lost all the things that meant the most to me and was beating myself up over making some very poor decisions.  I had just retired; moved to a new [...]

By | April 2, 2013|Categories: Valley Experiences|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments
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