Sanctuary

Author: Terry Hershey
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829442650
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Have you ever come back from a vacation only to feel more wiped out than before? Does the phrase “a little R&R” sound like an unattainable dream, something you’ll “get around to” one of these days? What do you do when you need to “just be” for a while? The rigmarole of our daily lives takes a toll in energy, time, and effort. And the space and rest we need to recuperate—physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually—is usually pushed to the back burner. What we need is sanctuary, a place and space that allows us to reflect, rejuvenate, and restore. Terry Hershey’s new book, Sanctuary: Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life, not only defines what sanctuary is but why we need it, where we can find it, and how we can create it as space and habit. For almost 30 years, Terry Hershey has been designing and creating personal sanctuaries, as well as helping others practice sanctuary within themselves. With practical ideas and his signature conversational tone, Hershey illustrates that sanctuary is not a new-age fad or lifestyle upheaval; rather it’s a way to approach and embrace your daily life through a lens of grace, freedom, and contentedness.

Sacred Space

Author: The Irish Jesuits
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829444491
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Prayer is the raising of our hearts and minds to God. It is a holy and sacred experience open to everyone. We do not need to be experts in prayer to enjoy the opportunity to grow in prayerful awareness of our friendship with God.Sacred Space: The Prayer Book can lead us into a life of prayer and, in doing so, inspire new expressions and depths of faith. The Scripture, prayers, and reflections in Sacred Space: The Prayer Book will inspire you to a richer daily spiritual experience throughout the liturgical year and invite you to develop a closer relationship with God. Each day of Sacred Space: The Prayer Book includes a Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and contemplation: The Presence of God, Freedom, Consciousness, The Word, Conversation, and Conclusion. Sacred Space: The Prayer Book is designed to help you stay faithful to your intention to deepen your spiritual journey. It is the perfect gift for your parish, campus ministry program, small group, friend, family member, or yourself.

A Life of Grace for the Whole World Leader s Guide

Author: Jerry Cappell
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819233765
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As science and politics engage in a never-ending battle over the environment, A Life of Grace for the Whole World re-claims the theology of salvation and redemption for all creation. Using the House of Bishops Pastoral Teaching on the Environment -- the first statement on the environment from The Episcopal Church leadership -- as a guide, A Life of Grace engages participants in understanding how the call to care for Creation informs and deepens appreciation and love for God and Gods work in Creation, and how that finds expression in the faith life of individuals and churches.

The Heart Home Builder Cultivating an Inner Sanctuary with Christ amid Life s Difficulties

Author: Rachel Braunscheidel
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483491293
Format: PDF, Kindle
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We all have struggles in life that interrupt our feelings of peace. Burdens weigh heavy on us and we ache for a sense of refuge, hope, and belonging. In the midst of this exploration, a promise reaches out from the gospel: Jesus tells us that when we welcome him into our hearts, he will draw near and make his home with us (John 14:23). But what if this heart-space was something more of a heart-home? In The Heart-Home Builder, author Rachel Braunscheidel ponders what a heart-home is and how we can cultivate one even in the midst of life's difficulties. Rachel shares her own experiences with chronic illness and invites you into the hope she's found despite this pain. It is an invitation and an adventure to find deep hope, grace, and belonging right in the center of our souls.

It s All God Anyway

Author: Jennifer Jinks Hoffmann
Publisher: Resource Publications (CA)
ISBN: 9781532611032
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This book of reverent and irreverent poetry invites you to rethink what is sacred. Beginning with a thought provoking essay, It's All God, Anyway, is a map of a spiritual life, and offers guidance on how to awaken to, and listen for, the divine in our everyday lives. Rooted in ordinary life, the poems are readily accessible. They are simple stories about how the author listens for the hidden dimension of existence revealed through the commonplace; demanding neighbors, dinners with loved ones, blazing sunsets, impatient mothers; even the rabbit who has adopted the neighborhood. By immersing yourself in these reflections, you will discover you are thinking of the divine and your own life differently. You are being invited--by recognizing that It's all God, anyway--to live with a different intention, with meaning, purpose, and deliciousness, even if you may sometimes be rooting around in the muck. By joining the author on her journey, you will deepen your own spiritual practice, and connect with the unique language that the divine has for you. The Holy One has innumerable ways of singing us closer. FOR BACK COVER: ""Our job is to be a living psalm, Jinks observes, and this luminous collection of poetry points the way."" --Diane M. Millis, PhD, Author of Deepening Engagement: Essential Wisdom for Leading with Purpose, Meaning, and Joy and Conversation--The Sacred Art ""It's All God, Anyway is a collection of prayerful poems that invite us to see the mysterious, loving unity that underlies all of reality."" --Jacob Staub, Rabbi; Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Spirituality, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College ""These are poems to experience, because they are invitations to see and celebrate, to taste gladness and delight, to embrace and be embraced by the presence of God and the sacred in the exquisite and unadorned present moment; yes, even in the shmutz."" --Terry Hershey, Protestant Minister; author of Soul Gardening and Sanctuary: Creating a Space for Grace in our Life ""Jennifer (Jinks) Hoffmann . . . helps you recall what your heart knows but has forgotten: that the rush of mystery frightens a little, that we are called to love not only when life is gentle. If you open the door to the worlds contained within this book's covers, chances are good that indeed . . . God may walk in."" --Howard Avruhm Addison, PhD, Rabbi; Associate Professor for Instruction, Temple University; Director, Jewish Spirituality Program, Graduate Theological Foundation ""This book invites you into a sacred conversation between Jinks and her ever present God, in the ordinary and the everyday."" --Kristen Hobby, spiritual director; retreat leader; meditation teacher; author of Nurturing a Gentle Heart ALREADY IN BACK MATTER: Jennifer (Jinks) Hoffmann's loving and lingering attentiveness to the wonders of the world around her suffuses every poem in this deeply reverent but always earthbound book. While her own perspective is rooted in Judaism and Jungian psychology, her heart and mind are open and welcoming to the ways of others. The poems, with their profound respect for mystery, passion for connection, and gratitude for the lavish gifts of existence, will surely beguile readers into accepting Hoffmann's embracing invitation: ""deepen your own covenant with life."" Judith Viorst, author of Necessary Losses and other non-fiction, fiction, and poetry books for adults and children Jennifer (Jinks) Hoffmann is a poet who stands with one foot firmly planted in the Eternal, and the other in the joys and sorrows of daily life. With an extraordinary breadth of poetic vision, Hoffmann unifies these two realms in a state of being she calls ""God."" This is not the biblical deity of Sunday or Sabbath school, but the thread of mystery that illuminates the mundane, that invites us to ecstasy, that penetrates and disturbs the ego's hardest armor. In her unpretentious and available style, Hoffmann spurs us to seek and find God in the most unlikely pla"

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641054001
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Die Freude des Evangeliums

Author: Franziskus (Papst),
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 3451801507
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"Ich weiß sehr wohl, dass heute die Dokumente nicht dasselbe Interesse wecken wie zu anderen Zeiten und schnell vergessen werden. Trotzdem betone ich, dass das, was ich hier zu sagen beabsichtige, eine programmatische Bedeutung hat und wichtige Konsequenzen beinhaltet ... Ich wünsche mir eine arme Kirche für die Armen." Papst Franziskus Das vollständige Dokument plus Einführung und Themenschlüssel

Tempest in a Teapot

Author: Sara Marsala
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595523706
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Savour the life of a beloved tea room from the delectable favourite recipes to the sweet memories that made this small town tea room a favourite meeting place. Tempest in a Teapot, Recipes and Reminisces offers easy to follow recipes of their most requested classics like Curried Tuna Sandwiches, Sticky Date Pudding and Sweet scones. These and all the recipes in this book can be easily reproduced and enjoyed at home to plan your own tea party, or other memorable celebration. In addition, learn valuable information about tea from the way it is produced to the various types of tea available. You will get step-by-step instructions on how to brew a proper cup of tea. You'll also learn about that revered British tradition, Afternoon Tea. Find out how it came into being and how to recreate this time honoured tradition. This book is a valuable resource for any tea and food enthusiast.

Celebrating the Lectionary for Junior High 2015 2016

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Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
ISBN: 1616712031
Format: PDF, ePub
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Celebrating the Lectionary for Junior High provides 15-minute Lectionary-based catechetical sessions. It includes a CD-ROM with reproducible send-home pages for each Sunday and Holyday of Obligation that encourage adolescents to develop a practice of prayer and bring the message of the Lectionary into their daily lives.

Vital

Author: Jorge Acevedo
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426769857
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What behaviors do highly vital congregations have in common? How can all congregations move toward greater vitality? In Vital: Churches Changing Communities and the World, Jorge Acevedo passionately and effectively reveals how Grace Church in Cape Coral, Florida, has developed behaviors that result in vital and fruitful ministry. Focusing on spiritual pastoral leadership, lay leadership development, worship, small groups, and service and mission, Acevedo both inspires and coaches. He helps leaders of congregations act in their own contexts to develop behaviors essential to vitality, as identified by the recent study of 32,000 United Methodist congregations. The book includes brief summaries of learnings from the research and stories from other congregations illustrating vital behaviors in different settings. Approximately 15% of the 32,228 churches (4,961 churches) scored high in vitality based on the vitality index. What this means is that 15% of our churches have figured out some way to remain highly vital in spite of the fact that 85% have not. What this means is that we cannot assign all the blame for our congregational demise at the feet of the “institution” of the church. 4961 congregations have figured out ways to prevail in spite of our denominational condition. To me this is hopeful and promising! This book is my best attempt for us to learn from the 15% of United Methodist Churches that are vital, growing and prevailing. Jorge Acevedo