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Following Forward to Freedom

Photo Credit: Fabian Irsara By Nancy Booth, certified life coach and spiritual director Recently, I had the opportunity to join others at a Listen to My Life retreat featuring the “Following Forward” map. It felt like God had personally invited me to join Him on that day. I came in great anticipation of what He might have to say. The day was composed of times of silence and meditation, listening to one another without [...]

Helping You Recognize and Respond to God in Your Story

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 [...]

See Me!

Photo By Kristina MM by Jean Masukevich, Yoga Instructor and Founder, Soar 4 Kids, Inc. I just heard a story about an 18 month old who woke from her nap and called out from her crib with joy filled expectancy, “See me, see me!” When her Mama went into her bedroom to see her she was covered with Vaseline that she snagged from her changing table and smeared all over her head and [...]

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What Is My Purpose?

By Sibyl Towner, Co-Author of Listen To My Life "What am I going to do with my one, wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver.  Most of us ask the question, "What is my purpose?" in one form or another. Listen as Sibyl helps us think through how to move forward with this all familiar question.

Don’t Just Give Up, Give Back  

by Rebecca Madden, oneLifemaps Facilitator and author of the Listen to My Life Group Facilitator’s Guide Our church is promoting not just Giving Up, but Giving Back for Lent, so they are offering a chance to serve the  under-resourced each day in various places for 30 days all throughout Atlanta. Carla, my adventure friend in Atlanta, and I decided to serve at Georgia Avenue Church’s food co-op. We arrived at the church, not knowing what to expect.  [...]

The $64,000 Question!

By Sibyl Towner, Co-Author of Listen To My Life Watch Sibyl talk about a question that forms in our early childhood, grows full bloom in adolescence and shows up again in mid-life or during significant life changes.

A Picture of Truth

By Cheri Hudspith, oneLife Maps Facilitator I have written before about why my heart was not open to sharing with God my desires and longings. God has been moving me from fear to faith in increasing amounts on that subject for a while now. One of the ways this is happening is the Lord has been surprising me with gifts that perfectly match who I am without me even asking for them. Recently, this came [...]

Overwhelmed By God

By Joan Kelley, oneLifemaps Facilitator “If the vision isn’t overwhelming to you, it’s probably insulting to God.” –Steven Furtick I heard this quote this week at a conference on leadership and it’s been stirring in my soul ever since.  It scares me and reassures me all in the same breath.  I’m wondering how God might be using it in my life as we begin this new ministry season, as my husband starts a new job, [...]

Now That’s Funny!

By Joan Kelley, oneLifemaps Facilitator Have you ever considered the power of laughter and surprise in your spiritual life:  in your daily growth, in your healing from the past, in your search for hope in the future?  God has been teaching me lessons this summer about some of the very simple elements of life that can provide rich, deep growth and healing.  Laughter has been one of those simple elements. We have been living in [...]

Invest It Well!

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 would you do with it?”  Without skipping a beat, Will honestly answered “invest it!”  John, who happens to teach good [...]

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