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Learning to Wait

Photo Credit: Mira Bozhko on Unsplash by Joan Kelley This week marks the 2nd week of Advent.  We continue to reflectively wait for the birth of Christ as we follow Mary and Joseph to the manger.  We wait with expectant hope for Christ’s return and reign over all the Earth.  And finally we actively wait in the present moment and acknowledge Christ as Emmanuel – Christ with us.  The simple yet profound power [...]

By | 2017-12-13T06:07:57+00:00 December 12, 2017|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Questions from the Master: Do you want to get well?

By Carol Steffens, oneLifemaps Facilitator and Blog Editor Scripture: Soon another Feast came around and Jesus was back in Jerusalem. Near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there was a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda, with five alcoves. Hundreds of sick people—blind, crippled, paralyzed—were in these alcoves. One man had been an invalid there for 38 years. When Jesus saw him stretched out by the pool and knew how long he had been there, he said, [...]

The Sacrament of Letting Go

by Kathy Bolduc, author Do you ever throw yourself a pity party? You know, one of those parties where you’re the only one who shows up? When you’re all by yourself, down in the dumps, knowing absolutely no one can possibly relate to your life situation? I had a day like that last Sunday. Feeling sorry for myself is easy on gloomy days when I can’t get to church for the fifth week in a [...]

Keep On…

by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitator “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for.  Keep on seeking, and you will find.  Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives.  Everyone who seeks, finds.  And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Matthew 7:7-8  NLT Questions To Ponder: What am I not asking God about in my current life [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:12+00:00 April 17, 2013|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Waiting For The Grass To Grow

by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitator My husband and I are both children of farmers. While it has its many advantages, sometimes we take on growing projects that are beyond our abilities in the suburbs of Chicago. We decided last spring that our diseased front yard needed to be reseeded. John patiently dug up the old grass, raked, added new soil, seeded, covered, watered…and waited. Our first problem was a particularly [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:12+00:00 November 13, 2012|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , , , |1 Comment
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