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 ImmatureP. 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.


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