Sanctuary

Author: Terry Hershey
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829442650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Sanctuary

Author: Terry Hershey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780829442649
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Soul Gardening

Author: Terry Hershey
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 9781451418910
Format: PDF
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Recounts experiences from the author's life, using the metaphor of gardening to speak to our longing for spiritual growth, a healthy lifestyle, and a more centered life. Enriched by Bible quotations and spiritual classics, his stories will lead you to new insights into the kind of life the Creator intends for us.

Sacred Space

Author: The Irish Jesuits
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829444491
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Sacred Necessities

Author: Terry Hershey
Publisher: Sorin Books
ISBN: 9781893732933
Format: PDF, ePub
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What is it that makes life worth living? What makes the everyday, ordinary world extraordinary even sacred? If we want to be truly alive there are few things we really need, a few sacred necessities: Amazement, Sanctuary, Stillness, Grace, Simplicity, Resilience, and Friendship. Unfortunately, we can't buy these things, nor can we force them to become a part of our lives. But if we are willing to accept rather than grasp at them, they will come to us as felicitous gifts waiting to be experienced and practiced. This is not simply a prescription for the good life; it is a gentle nudge to live with an open heart and a willing spirit.

The Power of Pause

Author: Terry Hershey
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829435468
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Terry Hershey, popular speaker and frequent retreat leader, understands that life is busy and getting busier. However, he also knows from personal experience that there is an inevitable price to pay if we don't regularly take time simply to pause and let our souls catch up with our bodies. In The Power of Pause, Hershey counters the cultural decree that says we must always be busy if life is to be fulfilling. Through 52 short chapters featuring powerful stories, inspiring quotations, and everyday opportunities for simplicity, we learn to relish the practice of resting as we take back the life we were always intended to have.

In the Sanctuary of Women

Author: Jan L. Richardson
Publisher: Upper Room Books
ISBN: 0835811492
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Come spend some time in the sanctuary of women, an often-ignored space in Jewish and Christian history. This devotional book for women highlights six women from around the world and across the centuries, inviting us to discover what their lives tell us about God. Jan Richardson, a gifted poet, artist, and author, believes it is essential for women to listen to one another's wisdom and bring the fullness of their lives, with all the wonders and messiness, into their prayer life. In the Sanctuary of Women gathers together these women from scripture and history: Eve Brigid of Kildare The desert mothers Hildegard of Bingen Harriet Powers The Woman of the Song of Songs Each chapter becomes its own sanctuary, with one of the women serving as a companion as you contemplate the theme that her life offers. Throughout the readings Richardson weaves her own stories, poetry, prayers, and blessings. Midway through each chapter, a section called "The Secret Room" gives you a chance to pause and reflect on unexpected insights. Reading the book daily will carry you through six months, or you can dip into the readings as you wish. An invitation into reflection and prayer alone or in the company of others, In the Sanctuary of Women is a book to treasure and to share with the women and the men in your life.

Altar Your Space

Author: Jagatjoti S. Khalsa
Publisher: Mandala Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781601090089
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Altar Your Space is an invitation to rethink your home and find the sacred in the simple and attainable, creating an intention that allows your environment to reflect your consciousness. Create a home within your house, and accentuate your vision of the sacred within your home.Jagatjoti Khalsa says that sacred furnishings -- like beautiful pieces sculpted by human hands from real wood, colorful textiles imbued with spirit and purpose -- should be the foundation of a home's decor. Drawing inspiration from the East and utilizing a team of Indian craftspeople and artisans, Khalsa suggests simple ways to fill the home with spirit-infused decorations. Using examples from his bold work for Sharon Stone, Joely Fisher, Adrienne Brody, Shiva Rae, and others, Khalsa demonstrates how to make any living space, whether kitchen, child's playroom, home office, or the entire house, more spiritual. Engaging text and 150 color photographs help readers imagine and implement the creative possibilities of such items as antique Chinese wagon wheels, silk bedding, Tara statues, Asian pine tables made from 300-year-old railroad ties, antique screen doors, and Kela vine bedding. 'Altar Your Space' shows how small changes and a new perspective can make any home a true haven for personal growth and joy.

Finding Sanctuary

Author: Christopher Jamison
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814639085
Format: PDF
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In Finding Sanctuary Abbot Christopher Jamison, host of the BBC television series The Monastery, suggests the teachings of St. Benedict are a tool for everyday life for those who are religious and for those simply searching for spiritual guidance. The Monastery involved five non-monks living the monastic life for forty days while TV cameras tracked their progress. The sight of monks responding thoughtfully and helpfully to ordinary people's struggles was a surprise to millions of viewers who had presumed that monks were out of touch." St. Benedict wrote his Rule for monastic living 500 years ago when he was abbot of Monte Cassino, the monastery that sits atop an inspiring Mountain to the East of Rome. The name, "The Rule of St. Benedict," often misleads people into thinking that Benedict wrote "a book of rules." In fact, he wrote insights for Christian living with practical suggestions for daily practice. The insights still guide people today and many of the rules have been adapted to local conditions as Benedict requested. In every generation monastics integrate modern realities and the wisdom of the Rule in a new fusion. That fusion is the spiritual energy enabling monasteries to be places of sanctuary today as they have been for centuries. And that sanctuary can be recreated in the hearts of people of God's will. This book explains how St. Benedict's wisdom can be applied to busy modern lives, and how sanctuary, peace, and insi' can be achieved by people living inside and outside of monasteries.

Your Home Your Sanctuary

Author: Clodagh
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847831609
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shares inspirational ideas for creating a sanctuary-like feel in bedrooms, spa bathrooms, and common rooms, in a lavishly photographed reference that outlines the award-winning designer's applications of minimalist interiors and natural elements. 15,000 first printing.