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My “Ta Da”

By Bonnie Ferris, oneLifemaps Facilitator The life of a caregiver has its ups and downs, its rewards and challenges.  The spiritual practice of Silence and Solitude has been life giving to me as I care for my 94-year-old mom who lives with my husband and me. In December, I attended an overnight Silent Retreat held in a retreat center in the surrounding beauty of wooded paths and meandering stream. Knowing I had been neglecting caring [...]

Lent – A Sacred Journey In His Shadow

Photo by Danielle Macinnes By Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitator I remember when my son Drew was four. While Drew did not need a lot of extra hugs, he did like to know where I was. He didn’t need me to hold his hand. He just needed to be near me. I could be in the middle of Target, look around and realize one of my children was missing, only [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:02+00:00 March 21, 2017|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Worth the Wait

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:03+00:00 December 16, 2014|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Stop and Think About It

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:03+00:00 December 2, 2014|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , |1 Comment

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 [...]

Noticing

by Sharon Voyda, oneLifemaps Facilitator Sometimes when I hear the word “discipline” used in reference to experiencing God’s presence, it revives images of failed New Year’s Eve promises or early morning gym routines that are riveted by blaring music. My thoughts are crowded with notions of striving, enduring and straining to “get God.” In her book, Enjoying the Presence of God, Jan Johnson suggests noticing what is present, immediate, the thing that is right in [...]

A Collection of Moments

by Pete Wilson, Senior Pastor of Cross Point Church I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I can live with a greater awareness of God’s presence even in the very ordinary, mundane, moments of life. Frederick Buechner wrote, “The question is not whether the things that happen to you are chance things or God’s things because, of course, they are both at once. There is no chance thing through which God cannot speak — even [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:10+00:00 February 4, 2014|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Warning: Check Engine Light

by Kate Cogswell, oneLifemaps Facilitator When I turned the key in my van recently, the engine turned on but so did my check engine light.  This wasn't the first time it lit up, but it had been a while.  I had somewhere to be, so I told myself it probably wasn't anything serious and kept driving. Several days later when the check engine light caught my attention again, I dismissed my concern yet told myself [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:10+00:00 January 28, 2014|Categories: Reviewing My Days|Tags: , , |2 Comments

My Chair

by Davis Crowell On the night of my 60th birthday, I enjoyed spending time with my kids, their significant others, and my best friend in the universe, Margaret.  I was sitting across from Eliaabeth, my 24 year old daughter, and asked her how she enjoyed the teaching she had done the prior week at the church we both attend.  She looked at me and said, "as long as I've known you, you have had a [...]

Sitting at His Table

by Jennifer Whiteford, oneLifemaps Facilitator Steady. Engaged. Soulful. That is my usual operating speed. But not now. Not this month. Not in a long time. Insert these words instead. Numb. Frail. Sobered. In the midst of Advent, I am in yet another familiar warring season. A battle for my relationships, my body, and my mind. Experience has taught me to keep a rhythm of disciplines despite how I feel. These weeks the one thing I [...]

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