by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitator I remember the things our kids said thanks for at the dinner table when they were small…peas, ketchup, ants on the sidewalk, ice cream cones. My kids are getting older but I’m still learning lessons from their thankful hearts. Here’s what God put on my [...]
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 [...]
by Rebecca Madden, oneLifemaps Facilitator and author of the Listen to My Life Group Facilitator’s Guide Last Sunday, our senior pastor said, “The whole Christian life is an audible.” That sentence literally brought me to tears. I feel like audibles are how God directs me. I am not saying I hear God’s audibles like I hear my children’s [...]
by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitator When my son Will was around nine, he went with his dad to our church’s father/son camp. Will always called those five days alone with John “better than Christmas.” That year, the kids were given an ice-breaker question to answer, “If you had $100 what [...]
by Sibyl Towner, Co-Author Listen to My Life Click to watch Sibyl as she discusses a question that Ruth Haley Barton asked, ”How can I live so that I can be who I want to be?” and how we might keep company with God.
by Joan Kelley, oneLifemaps Facilitator Last week, we had over 20 inches of snow in one day which resulted in a couple snow days and now today the temperatures have dropped below zero. Conditions like these make me more aware of those who don’t have a warm place to sleep and a hot meal to [...]
by Deanna Kotrla, Listen to My Life Retreat Participant Lately I have been reflecting on how thankful I am for the body of Christ. By that I mean how we are all part of His body and how when we follow God’s leading in our lives people are ministered to, sin is confessed, the lost [...]
Click to watch Sibyl as she discusses a question that Parker Palmer asked himself, “Is the life I’m living the life that wants to live in me?” Click Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker Palmer to read the details of the book to which she refers.
Click here to listen Sibyl talk about “What Will Make Me Happy”, and click Coming Home to Your True Self: Leaving the Emptiness of False Attractions by Albert Hasse to read the details about the book to which she refers. Sibyl Towner is a co-author of Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God [...]
By Sibyl and Dick Towner Last week we began looking at the definition and spiritual implications of “enough.” What is enough? This week, we continue looking at the principles which can help us navigate the dilemma of “enough.” Let’s look again at the biblical understanding of stewardship. God created everything (Genesis 1:1) and he retained [...]