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Awakening in the Valley

Photo Credit: Carol Steffens by Carol Steffens, oneLifemaps Facilitator and Blog editor Have you ever realized something later in life that you may have carried around with you since childhood? So it was for me, as I uncovered a seemingly inconsequential item until I was willing to allow the pain to surface about an incident that occurred in my early years. After school one day, while rummaging through some old boxes, I came across [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Sacrament of Letting Go

by Kathy Bolduc, author Do you ever throw yourself a pity party? You know, one of those parties where you’re the only one who shows up? When you’re all by yourself, down in the dumps, knowing absolutely no one can possibly relate to your life situation? I had a day like that last Sunday. Feeling sorry for myself is easy on gloomy days when I can’t get to church for the fifth week in a [...]

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 Prison of Shyness

By Bonnie Ferris, oneLifemaps Facilitator Being shy is like being in a prison.  Although I don’t know what it’s like to be in a physical prison, I do know what it’s like to be locked up inside.  Recently, my husband asked me to attend a dinner for a roller blading club where he belongs.  He sensed my hesitation, even though I thought I was hiding it.  My old habit of feeling shy at meeting strangers [...]

What is really true?

by Sibyl Towner, Co-Author Listen To My Life What are the ways you are growing in Him?  At one point in my life I just took time to think about what was really true for me related to continuous growth in Him.  I made a little list for myself and called it marks of growth. Watch Sibyl share about her marks of growth.

Lenten Learning

by Jenny Trees, oneLife Maps Facilitator Lent is a tool that in denying oneself extraneous desires we are able to more clearly see God’s provision for us. Jesus fasted to look beyond himself. We fast in order to get a better understanding of the power and provision of God. There is suffering in letting go of something; sacrifice in choosing to allow our provision to come from God rather than ourselves. In the past, I [...]

Naming Your Dreams

By Cheri Hudspith, oneLife Maps Facilitator and Director of Leadership Development with the Evangelical Center for Spiritual Wisdom A year ago, I wrote the following in a post about naming desires and longings: I ask God for humble courage. I ask God, above all things, to give me a heart that wants what His heart wants and to let go of expectations. I name my dreams/desires/longings. God, if you are asking me what I would [...]

Living Into Lent

by Linda Holmes, Spiritual Director Winter blossoms white and melts into rainbow colored flowers. Lent welcomes life, stirs deep, draws forth, breathes warm, Waking spring’s hostages to buried sins and borrowed sorrows. Short days of cold stretch longer as sunlight reaches late into the night. The earthbound growing strong, reaching out, rising up, Break free to follow His familiar footsteps on to Calvary. There at the cross the Son hangs heavy burdened; Forsaken by the [...]

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