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About Sharon Swing

Sharon Swing is an author, retreat leader, speaker, artist and consultant with interests in life story as a spiritual development tool, crafting experiences that give God space to do what he does best, art as a spiritual pathway, and change. With Sibyl Towner, she has co-authored Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story. For more information, visit ww.onelifemaps.com. She is an organization development consultant specializing in planning, meeting facilitation, leadership development and change management. For more information, visit www.swingconsulting.com.

Restless?

Photo Credit: Joshua Earle on Unsplash By Sharon Swing Feeling restless? Maybe unsettled or bored? Have you considered that restlessness has a purpose? Maybe it could be a prompt from God to pay attention. What underlies the restlessness? What might God be moving you toward or away from? Consider that it may be prompt from the God who is FOR you. Maybe it is time to get curious about your restlessness. Why not [...]

By |2018-06-05T14:59:27+00:00June 12, 2018|Categories: My Life Now, Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Co-Creators

Photo Credit: Brooke Lark on Unsplash By Sharon Swing It’s all grace. It’s all a gift, this life of ours. Oh, to see it for what it is! To take nothing for granted, to live in wide-eyed wonder. Living aware of the good world God is creating, there is an open invitation to join in generating more love joy peace kindness. Co-creator? Yes! No need to RSVP. Just jump in the flow.   [...]

By |2018-06-02T14:31:54+00:00June 5, 2018|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

God, Incognito

Photo Credit: Robert Murray on Unsplash By Sharon Swing How might your day change if you assume God is present everywhere you go and right where you are? As we learn to recognize and respond to God, I have come to understand that this basic assumption is foundational.  It is a part of what it means to have faith - to assume God’s presence and activity even when we cannot sense it. When [...]

By |2018-05-29T14:16:16+00:00May 29, 2018|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Is Self-Knowledge Scary?

Photo Credit: Nick Beswick on Unsplash By Sharon Swing Is gaining self-knowledge scary? Some people think so. I have come to feel that I would rather know myself well - so I can choose to lean into who God made me to be and what he made me to do. Equally important is the fact that I want to know myself so I don’t unconsciously do things that get in the way of [...]

By |2018-05-14T14:10:05+00:00May 22, 2018|Categories: My Life Story|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Comprehending Your Own Storyline

Photo Credit: Daniil Silantev on Unsplash By Sharon Swing It is possible for a human to live their own life story without comprehending the storyline. The only reason we keep inviting people into the experience of life-mapping using 'Listen to My Life' is so to help them to recognize and respond to God in their stories. That’s it. We have witnessed that when a person leans in, desiring to recognize and respond to [...]

By |2018-05-14T13:36:44+00:00May 15, 2018|Categories: My Life Story|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Know Thyself

Photo Credit: Matese Fields on Unsplash By Sharon Swing Christians are capable of gathering knowledge of the Bible and theology without changing. I find that troublesome. Some Christians become less loving, kind, generous, or joyful the more they are steeped in head knowledge about God. Surely, we are invited into an amazing relationship with God, who knows us, and wants to be known by us.  We may come to humbly acknowledge that we [...]

By |2018-05-07T14:39:45+00:00May 8, 2018|Categories: My Life Story|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Believe to See

Photo Credit: Casey Horner at Unsplash By Sharon Swing Seeing is believing, you have heard it said. Maybe it is truer to say, “Because we believe, we can see.” When you believe that God is present, active, and discoverable, you become open to the miracles of the Creator as close as the air you breathe and as distant as neighboring galaxies. The mere expectation of God infused throughout your daily experiences tunes your [...]

By |2018-05-02T14:46:41+00:00May 2, 2018|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Original Blessing

Photo Credit: Kayle Kaupanger on Unsplash By Sharon Swing As people engage their life stories, they may recognize that the story they have been told about themselves in their religious background leans heavily toward their sin nature, sometimes to the near exclusion of God’s pronouncement of “very good” when he created them. A spirituality based on ‘original blessing' does not deny ‘original sin,’ but it recognizes that the blessing is, in fact, our [...]

By |2018-04-24T13:53:47+00:00April 24, 2018|Categories: Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to Find Meaning in Life

Photo Credit: Alan Labisch on Unsplash By Sharon Swing What does it look like for you to live a meaningful life? I appreciate how Victor Frankl in his book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning,’ is defined meaning as ‘resonance with one’s core essence.’ Your core essence is rooted in God’s design of you; how he made you to live and move, do and be in the world. Resonance may be recognized in what your [...]

By |2018-02-12T15:04:31+00:00February 20, 2018|Categories: Desires & Longings, Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Recognizing and Responding to God

Photo Credit: Grant Ritchie on Unsplash By Sharon Swing In life, what is more important than learning to recognize and respond to God? This statement seems to point to the essence of what we need to enable us to live a life of love, joy, peace, and profound positive impact in the world. We can attune ourselves to God’s intentions to live powerfully through us for the benefit of others. What questions or [...]

By |2018-02-06T14:17:32+00:00February 13, 2018|Categories: My Life Story|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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