STAYING HEALTHY ALONG THE WAY
The Biblical references that inspire this series are multiple. God calls us to keep the perspective that God is God (and we are not), inviting us to be part of a community and to Sabbath rest. Jesus models having a clear life purpose, taking time away from demands, offering forgiveness instead of requiring perfection. Woven through all of these examples is a clarity that we are not loved for what we do or produce, rather we are loved for who we are as beloved children of God.
These lessons will explore 4 aspects of staying healthy along the Way as followers of Jesus, partners in the Kingdom.
Lesson 1: Why do I do what I do?
Lesson 2: Where do I receive directions?
Lesson 3: How do I say “yes” and how can I say “no”?
Lesson 4: When do I rest?
Books for additional reading:
A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life, P. Palmer, 2004.
Boundaries, When to say “Yes”, How to Say “No”, H. Cloud & J. Townsend, 2008.
Embracing Soul Care: Making Space for What Matters Most, S. W. Smith, 2006.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It’s Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature, P. Scazzero, 2014.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, B. Brown, 2010
Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, L. Van Denoot Lipsky & C. Burk, 2009.