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Letting Scripture Read Me

By | February 14, 2017|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, My Life Story|Tags: , , , , , , |

Photo Credit: joshuapaulphotography.com By Sharon Swing and Sibyl Towner, co-authors of Life to My Life *Excerpts from Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story; “My Life Now” map reflection page. One purpose of the “My Life Story” map is “to uncover how beloved you are and always have been by the God who created you.” We map our lives to obtain perspective of how our story [...]

Helping You Recognize and Respond to God in Your Story

By | February 7, 2017|Categories: Site Announcements|Tags: , , , , , , |

Photo Credit: Michael Ramey Thank you for welcoming us back into your life. We're happy to announce the re-launch of the blog from oneLife Maps - the publishers of Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story. That is really what this blog is all about -- helping you to recognize and respond to God in your story.  We'll publish writing of those who are listening to [...]

Worth the Wait

By | December 16, 2014|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , , |

by Deitra Shoemaker, oneLifemaps Affirmed Facilitator Early on this cold December morning, I venture outside in my warm bathrobe to watch the unusually colorful sunrise of orange, pink and blue as the colors meld together. Even though the 37 degree chill is beckoning me to run back inside, I stand and wait . . . I know that within minutes this “hidden manna moment” will disappear as the sun fully rises. So I decide to [...]

Will You Open the Door?

By | December 11, 2014|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , , |

Photo by Sharon SwingPoem from Advent Book by Kathy and Jack Stockman by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development for oneLife Maps  Questions to Ponder: What story of Christ might you want to spend time reading this Christmas? What might you want to explore during this Advent season? Is there a door in your life that needs opening? What possibilities lie behind that door? How can you be present to the Creator’s Presence [...]

Stop and Think About It

By | December 2, 2014|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , |

Photo by Bridget AMES by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development for oneLife Maps Have you stopped before you start this holiday season? My eight year old son, Mitchell, and I were reading a book before bed one night. It was a silly mystery book called Jigsaw Jones. We ran into this line in the story, “The whole family was piled tightly into the car, like a hippopotamus wearing a Speedo bathing suit.” Mitchell giggled and [...]

Traditions

By | November 25, 2014|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , |

by Sibyl Towner, Co-Author of Listen to My Life Click here to listen to Sibyl share some thoughts on the importance of tradition in knowing our place in our families and the family of God. Click for more information on the book Sibyl refers to: Living the Christian Year.

A Question of Gratefulness

By | November 18, 2014|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , |

By Sharon Swing, onelifemaps author “What if all I did not thank God for today would be gone tomorrow?” That question stopped me in my tracks when I heard it. Really, what do I have that does not come from the hand of God? What am I assuming came to me because of my own efforts? Did God not give me the ability to apply my efforts toward things of my choosing? I find these [...]

Simply Grateful

By | November 11, 2014|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , |

Photo by Jean Lakosnyk 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 heart just this week as I reflected on my need for gratitude.  “In the [...]

Below the Waterline

By | November 4, 2014|Categories: My Life Story, Why Your Story Matters|Tags: , , , |

Photo by Oh Kaye by Diana Malone Akins, oneLifemaps Facilitator When I was a child I loved to make an image out of a page of disconnected dots. You remember them, a mass of numbered dots that mysteriously sat on the paper, a puzzle waiting to be solved. The excitement mounted as you followed the numbers and discovered the image hidden inside. Out it popped! Like an object under water! Transitional seasons can [...]

God’s Invitation to Be-Come

By | October 28, 2014|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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