Can tapping into our creativity help us transcend chronic pain and illness? Can art heal not only our bodies but also our soul and spirits? Questions like these have been part of my ongoing quest to live well with chronic pain and illness. While some answers remain elusive, others are more readily … [Read more...] about Can Art Heal? Using Art to Transcend Chronic Pain and Illness
Not long ago, during a time when stress and fatigue had taken their toll on my body, I booked a weekend away at a local bed and breakfast. Nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, I watched breathtaking mountain sunsets, delighted in deer frolicking in the woods, and sat for hours in a … [Read more...] about Harnessing the Power of Place
What if our greatest gift to others is how well we listen not the wisdom of our words? "Christians have forgotten that the ministry of listening has been committed to us by Him who is Himself the great listener and whose work we should share.” ~Dietrich Bonheoffer, Life Together "I don’t know what … [Read more...] about Holy Listening as a Spiritual Discipline
“What does it mean to live from the inside out?” people ask me. First let me tell you what it's NOT. It is not about trying harder, and it’s not about praying more, serving more, doing more. It is not which church you attend or whether you tithe or give to missions. It has nothing to do with … [Read more...] about Living from the Inside Out — Huh?
*This is a first draft. Grace please. “Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him . . . fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from … [Read more...] about Rule of Life: Part 1 of 2
*This is a first draft. Grace please. If you've not yet read part one, you can read it here. “Your personal rule of life is a holistic description of the Spirit-empowered rhythms and relationships that create, redeem, sustain, and transform the life God invites you to humbly fulfill for Christ’s … [Read more...] about Rule of Life: Part 2