Praying With Beads

An ancient way of praying in many of the world’s great faith traditions–including Christianity–is to pray with beads. It’s a great way to kepp our busy minds focused on prayer because our intellect and our fingers are working on a specific task. They’re praying! Check out this article by Rev. Patrick Sipes about one wayContinue reading “Praying With Beads”

Possum and Stump

You know those times when you stumble over your personal history? The same old thoughts and feelings come up over and over until either you push them away again or deal with them. Healing and spiritual maturity come from the latter.  Enjoy this devotion from Rev. Deb Mechler about this very idea . . .  Continue reading “Possum and Stump”

Solvitur Ambulando

Keep reading. It’ll make sense in just a few minutes! Find a Spiritual Director        Sign up for this email          Donate           Read our blog Are you familiar with the prayer method of walking a labyrinth? Maybe you’ve seen signs at churches that have them.Continue reading “Solvitur Ambulando”

Let Art Nurture Your Soul

March 17, 2021By Rev. Dr. John J. Duling I was guiding a spiritual direction session with a directee (that is the name for someone who meets with a spiritual director) in a fellowship room of the church where he served as a pastor.  It was a Zoom session and behind the directee was a paintingContinue reading “Let Art Nurture Your Soul”

The Pandemic Offers You The Chance To Choose Good

Want to get your soul and mind ready for Lent? Join the online retreat to engage in some valuable prayer styles. Feb 20, 2021. Register here. January 27, 2021April Nible I had to do some serious self-reflection I’ve been journaling during this pandemic. For a few months, it was a daily morning prayer ritual thatContinue reading “The Pandemic Offers You The Chance To Choose Good”

How To Learn From The Wilderness

Looking for ways to get your mind and soul ready for Lent? Join us Sat, Feb 20, for an online retreat! Jan 20, 2021The Rev. Patrick Sipes This article is a taste of the session Rev. Sipes will be leading at the online retreat sponsored by Seeking the Spirit Within on Feb 20, 2021. RegisterContinue reading “How To Learn From The Wilderness”

How Does Calling The Pandemic “COVIDtide” Change Its Power?

Looking for ways to get your mind and soul ready for Lent? Join us Sat, Feb 20, for an online retreat! January 13, 2021Rev. Carmala Aderman Changing The Name Changes My Expectations I was emailing a pastor/spiritual director friend a few months ago. In his response, he wrote something like “and I hope you areContinue reading “How Does Calling The Pandemic “COVIDtide” Change Its Power?”

Why Does It Matter That God Is With Us Now?

Epiphany Day Jan 6, 2021Gloria Austerberry, Certified Spiritual Director    We’re aware of elements in nature changing form It is not every day we get rain from ice, but it happens.  Do you remember a day like this?  A fall shower froze, coating everything with ice.  Two days later, without a cloud in the sky, brightContinue reading “Why Does It Matter That God Is With Us Now?”