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The Voice You Listen To

Photo Credit: Tanja Heffner on Unsplash by Joan Kelley “The voice you listen to is the one you belong to.”  - Jonathan David Helser We all have voices we listen to externally and internally; present voices and voices from our past; loud voices and quiet voices. It takes quieting our body, mind and heart to be able to discern the voice of God from the dysfunctional choir of voices that can distract us [...]

By |2018-03-01T15:10:43+00:00March 20, 2018|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, Reviewing My Days|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Overwhelmed: What is Affecting the Output of Your Heart?

Photo Credit: Nitish Meena by Janine Wetzel God used a contaminated well on our property to give me a picture of the condition of my heart.  It was a not-so-subtle object lesson invite me to respond in more life-giving ways. Not too long ago, we had a torrential rain.  All seemed fine and dandy until nasty brown water started coming out of our faucets instead of the clear liquid we are used to [...]

By |2017-07-06T14:44:51+00:00July 11, 2017|Categories: Reviewing My Days|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

Anticipating Autumn

Photo by Lukas Haffele by Michelle Key, oneLifemaps Facilitator In God’s created world there are seasons that continually recycle throughout the year and return again and again.  There are times of drought, dormancy, root-deepening, new growth and fruit-bearing.  As humans, our spiritual lives too can be characterized by a series of stages that lead us toward fullness, wholeness, maturity and transformation. Each season has its mixed bag of harvest and loss.  I am in such a season at this time in my life.  Through God's leading, my husband and I have downsized. [...]

By |2017-05-02T15:50:03+00:00September 9, 2014|Categories: Reviewing My Days|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Spring’s Command

photo by Mary Kelley by Carol Steffens Stillness. Seeds from fruitful plants buried in the ground waiting for spring's command. There have been times when I have felt without Christ's presence and direction in my life. Much like the cold, dark days of winter, when nature's colors turn black and white, I have felt frozen and alone...waiting for an audible word or visible sign from God. Instead, came the whisper, "Be still....." You've [...]

By |2017-05-02T15:50:10+00:00March 4, 2014|Categories: Reviewing My Days|Tags: , , |1 Comment

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+00:00January 28, 2014|Categories: Reviewing My Days|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Who is the Owner of Your Ordinary Days?

by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitato         by John Wesley, Book of Offices of the British Methodist Church, 1936.  John Wesley credits a Puritan pastor, Richard Alleine is the originator of the Covenant Prayer. Do you ever have days that just feel ordinary, same old coming and going, eating and sleeping? Have you ever considered who is the owner of your days? I wonder what would happen if [...]

By |2017-05-02T15:50:11+00:00July 23, 2013|Categories: Reviewing My Days|Tags: , , |2 Comments

You’ve Got Mail

Photo by Unsplash by Julie Thomas, oneLifemaps Facilitator “Our challenge is to unmask the divine in the natural and name the presence of God in our lives.” This quote from David Benner's book, The Gift of Being Yourself, is also an opening quote in the 'Reviewing My Days' map instructions. But what does it mean? This spring I received an email from a lady in my bible study group that began to help [...]

By |2017-05-02T15:50:11+00:00May 14, 2013|Categories: Reviewing My Days|Tags: , |5 Comments

Choose Life

by Kim Nielsen, oneLifemaps Facilitator The Lenten season is a time of returning to the Lord. We create space to seek God and cultivate our relationship in a more intentional way. For my training in spiritual transformation and direction, the focus this quarter is on discernment. Discernment is simply the process of becoming more aware of God’s presence, activity and will for our lives and responding faithfully to it. Pursuing God more intentionally and discernment [...]

By |2017-05-02T15:50:12+00:00March 12, 2013|Categories: Reviewing My Days|Tags: |0 Comments


by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitator “Taste and see that the Lord is good!”  Psalm 34:8 Tonight John and I went to dinner at a little bistro by our house.  I grew up on a farm.  We ate a lot of meat and potatoes, not rich foods drizzled with fancy sauces served in tiny portions.  I had no idea what a bistro was until I was about 30 years old.  At that time, [...]

By |2017-05-02T15:50:12+00:00January 22, 2013|Categories: Reviewing My Days|Tags: , , |1 Comment
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