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Armor Up!

Photo Credit: Lachlan Dempsey on Unsplash By Sharon Swing I was struck by the benediction given by Jon Peacock, pastor of Mission Church in Roselle, IL this weekend after his message on the armor of God. Let this be your declaration each day! “I’m not shrinking back, I’m moving forward. I’m not backing down, I’m suiting up. I’m standing firm, I’m Battle Ready. When it comes to our enemy, we won’t back down, [...]

By | 2018-01-30T14:25:01+00:00 January 30, 2018|Categories: Following Forward, Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stuck, in Search of the Right Way

Photo Credit: Jamie Templeton on Unsplash by Sharon Swing When listening to others as they engage 'Listen to My Life,’ sometimes people feel stuck, seemingly unable to move forward as they attempt to discern the ‘right way’ forward. Sometimes it is helpful to become curious about underlying assumptions that may be in play. As I listen, I may hear clues that prompt a question that may sound something like this: Might you be [...]

By | 2018-01-24T15:12:33+00:00 January 24, 2018|Categories: Desires & Longings, Following Forward|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What does God’s Voice ‘Sound’ Like?

Photo Credit: Tachina Lee on Unsplash by LaKenya Johnson   Voices from my past sneer, "You're good, just not good enough." While others jeer, “You think you’re so special, but you’re not!” And yet, I know that's nothing that any one of my loved ones would actually say to or about me. But I have managed to make them a ventriloquist accusing me of things, fearing their reactions, magnifying their disappointment in me, [...]

By | 2018-01-15T17:12:17+00:00 January 9, 2018|Categories: Following Forward, Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , |0 Comments

Feeling Fearful?

Photo Credit: Caleb Woods on Unsplash by Sharon Swing Are you internally conflicted - with opposing forces tussling within you as you consider good options in your life?  These opposing forces exist within almost everyone. You are not alone. Can you name what is in conflict and write it down? If you can, you have made great progress toward healing and freedom. There is a difference between fear and danger.  Danger is when [...]

By | 2017-11-07T15:38:10+00:00 November 14, 2017|Categories: Desires & Longings, Following Forward|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

God’s Intentions for Your Life

Photo Credit: Quino Al on Unsplash Whether you're unsure of your purpose, or you've already got an elegantly crafted life purpose statement, I'd like you to consider these words: God's intention is to increase your capacity to receive and give love.   God is actively inviting your participation in his plan to allow his love to flow to and through you.  He desires to clear away all that obstructs the flow of his [...]

By | 2017-09-11T14:32:42+00:00 September 12, 2017|Categories: Following Forward, Life-Giving Rhythms, My Life Now, Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

Big or Bitty – It’s Treasure

by Nancy Bentz, oneLifemaps Facilitator “Pour out the best you have, and always be poor. Never be diplomatic and careful about the treasure God gives. This is poverty triumphant.” - Oswald Chambers Say the word treasure and visions of rich dead uncles we’re not related to tease “If only…” from our lips. Say the word treasure and it’s over to the recycle bin to fish out that Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes envelope. Say the word treasure and [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:03+00:00 September 30, 2014|Categories: Following Forward|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Following God Forward

Spiritual Circle Journal by Liz Lassa by Liz Lassa, oneLifemaps Facilitator A while ago a friend said to me, “Liz, you seem to hear so clearly from God and love your time with Him. How does that work for you?” I gave her a very basic answer sharing that I gathered my bible, journal, devotional and went off to spend time with God.  Very quickly, I realized she was really looking for more. [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:10+00:00 March 18, 2014|Categories: Following Forward|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Lessons Learned from Leading

by Julie Thomas, oneLifemaps Facilitator After completing my first attempt at leading some friends through Listen to My Life, I looked back and saw  an amazing adventure where God has taught and continues to teach me many lessons.  After spending much of my time at the Facilitator Circle Gathering asking questions like, "What does this look like in mentoring relationships?" and “How much of my story do I share as a facilitator?,” I decided to give it [...]

One Thing

By Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development for oneLife Maps It’s just a few days since the New Year.  Many resolutions have been made and broken by this time.  For many years I’ve preferred the practice of finding a word to live into each year.  I’m a lover and collector of words and so picking just one is like sending me to the ice cream counter and saying pick just one flavor.  Because I have [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:10+00:00 January 7, 2014|Categories: Following Forward|Tags: , , |2 Comments
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