Apr 1, 2022

We spend a lot of our lives busily going from one task to the next. We often miss the present moment. The present moment is where we meet God. The present moment is also where we find the space to respond in healthier ways to our experiences instead of reacting automatically. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, non-judgmentally, and with compassion. Paying attention to our experiences gives us valuable information ... Continue reading...

At the water's edge retreat
Mar 11, 2022

At the still point of the turning world, neither flesh nor fleshless; neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is. ~ T.S. Elliot Our lives are punctuated by spaces of transition. Often we want to rush through these changes to get to the 'other side', wherever that is. We don't want to linger in letting go of what has been while we race toward the next chapter because that might slow us ... Continue reading...

Debra Barton
Dec 31, 2021

Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. -Phil 4:5 Gentleness is a gift we can give to others and ourselves as we journey together into a new year. Beginnings challenge our well-worn pathways and we are invited to claim a different kind of wisdom, even a new direction. And what may seem to be new is actually the wisdom and courage that is already yours through Christ. Gathering for prayer, exploring the spirituality of ... Continue reading...

Journaling as self care
Nov 13, 2021

“Writing is a spiritual practice in that people who have no spiritual path can undertake it, and as they write, they begin to wake up to a larger connection….we should write because humans are spiritual beings and writing is a powerful form of prayer and meditation…that brings clarity and passion to the act of living.” ~Julia Cameron, Author of “The Artist’s Way” In her work as a nurse, massage therapist and artist, Michelle Lisenbee has come ... Continue reading...