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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 [...]

Lingering Questions – What Are They?

Photo Credit: William Stitt By Sharon Swing, oneLifemaps co-author There are questions that linger in your mind, body and spirit, but are sometimes barely in the realm of conscious thought. Where does your mind drift in the quiet moments, the shower, or the car?  Are you ruminating on a worry or a hurt, or are you planning and dreaming of a hopeful future?  Is there a question you’d love to ask God [...]

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

Will You Open the Door?

Photo by Sharon SwingPoem from Advent Book by Kathy and Jack Stockman by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development for oneLife Maps  Questions to Ponder: What story of Christ might you want to spend time reading this Christmas? What might you want to explore during this Advent season? Is there a door in your life that needs opening? What possibilities lie behind that door? How can you be present to the Creator’s Presence [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:03+00:00 December 11, 2014|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Fast Fails

Photo by Kristina MM by Jennifer Whiteford, oneLifemaps Facilitator My yoke broke. The raccoon ate the greens. I couldn’t get the right words out. Critical phrases hounded my brain. She never showed up. Recently I passed some travel time by listening to an audio magazine talk about a new buzzword for professional women. Fast fails. Rack up your attempts to achieve knowing that many of them may fall flat. But… some will stick [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:04+00:00 July 15, 2014|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , , |1 Comment

What to do at a Crossroads in Life

by Sibyl Towner, Co-Author of Listen To My Life Have you ever stood at a crossroads in your life? Do you want your decisions to reflect more of who you are in Christ? Are their things cluttering and confusing your decision making process? Listen as Sibyl shares three practical pieces of wisdom from God’s word and putting the facets of your story together with God’s story. Recommended Books Related to this Video: Life of the [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:04+00:00 May 28, 2014|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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 Cost of Hurry

Photo by Unsplash.com    by Mark H. Crumpler, Pastor for Teaching and Spiritual Formation, Peachtree Presbyterian Church The fruit of the Spirit is . . . patience (Gal. 5:22) Mark Buchanan’s fine book The Rest of God relates a story handed down through several generations of his wife’s family.  This piece of lore tells about his wife’s grandmother Alice, who lived in a part of the Yukon known for luring gold-hunters willing to take great [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:11+00:00 August 20, 2013|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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