01 Mar 2018

Turtles & Dragonflies

It was a beautiful, sunny, Sunday afternoon. After a wonderful time of worship, I was looking forward to a quiet afternoon on the lake, in my kayak, communing with God

Spiritual Life Development 0
20 Feb 2018

The Hand Me Down Bible

“You come at me with a sword and a spear, but I come to you in the name of the Lord God of Israel. This battle is the Lord’s!” And

Spiritual Life Development 0
21 Dec 2017

Cultivate Cohort 5

CULTIVATE, the online spiritual formation course, will launch its 5th Cohort in February.  The Spiritual Life Development (SLD) Department is accepting applications now!!!  Learn more and find the applications below. God

Spiritual Life Development 0
18 Jul 2017

These Wonders

The scent of plumeria blossoms perfumes the air as I walk down the path. Camo-colored leaves overhang the path, giving it an almost tunnel-like feel. I step onto the sand

Spiritual Life Development 0
13 Jul 2017

Summer Reading List, Post 3: Sunday, Sabbath & the Weekend

Sunday, Sabbath & the Weekend: Managing Time in a Global Culture Edited by Edward O’Flaherty and Rodney L. Peterson with Timothy A. Norton Review by: Lt. Colonel Pat LaBossiere Sabbath.

Spiritual Life Development 0
08 Jun 2017

Flawless

Several years ago I decided to learn how to quilt. My instructor always emphasized two rules: – Measure twice, cut once – Sew a scant ¼” seam If you don’t

Spiritual Life Development 0
19 Jan 2017

Not Guilty

I recently received a notice from a law office requesting payment for a violation at an EZ Pass toll. My first reaction was, “Uh-oh, I’m in trouble!” After giving it

Spiritual Life Development 0
02 Jan 2017

A Closer Look at Sabbath

I remember it very clearly: my husband and I would each drive a 15 passenger van (remember those?) on two different routes around the city and pick people up for church

Spiritual Life Development 0
23 Nov 2016

Can I get a little quiet around here?!?!

Brother Lawrence entered the monastery as a layman. He worked in the kitchens and as a cobbler there for the remainder of his life. Lawrence is known for his devotion

Spiritual Life Development 0
17 Nov 2016

Book Review: God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God

God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God  by Ken Shigematsu Recently, I attended a webinar of Ken Shigematsu sharing the concepts from his book.

Spiritual Life Development 0
03 Nov 2016

Sinfully Delicious

A quick google search reveals 7 different companies with Sinfully Delicious in their names. Other names include: Indulgence Chocolatiers, Sinful Sweets, Sinful Delights. One candy company describes their chocolate this

Spiritual Life Development 0
07 Oct 2016

Pulling Weeds or Growing Fruit

I think most people would consider pulling weeds to be a tedious, but necessary task. I, on the other hand, find great satisfaction in weeding my garden. First of all,

Spiritual Life Development 0