Soul Sculpting Project: Prayer Journal Minute

Soul Sculpting Project: Prayer Journal Minute It was a case of mistaken identity. My 17 year-old daughter Terese was accused by the police of a crime she had not committed. She said she had not done it and I believed her. The officer, however, was adamant that she was at the scene of the crime….

Soul Sculpting Project: Three Breaths to Connect

Soul Sculpting Project: Three Breaths to Connect I am on a walk. My mind is processing yesterday and planning tomorrow. I take a breath and wake-up to the present. I notice the juniper trees, the canyon rock, cool fresh air, the deep quiet. I begin to notice myself and feel my feet pressing the solid…

Soul Sculpting Project: Fixed-Moment Prayer

Soul Sculpting Project: Fixed-Moment Prayer It was really early in the morning when the bell began to ring. Still dark. I am not a morning person. I got up, put on my clothes, strapped on my head lamp and set off. When I arrived I sat down and began my experience of fixed-hour prayer with…

Invitation to Lenten Soul Sculpting

Invitation to Lenten Soul Sculpting Lent: Ash Wednesday, March 6 to Easter Sunday, April 21. Lent is traditionally a season for deepening our connection with God. I invite you to celebrate your Lent by joining me in Seven Soul Sculpting Prayer Projects, one each week. Each Prayer Project : takes about a minute a day…

Soul Sculpting Project: Loving in Conflict: De-escalation Skill

Soul Sculpting Project: Loving in Conflict: De-escalation Skill Quiz: What three-letter word increases a conflict? What one-letter word decreases a conflict? The three-letter word is ‘you’. It works like this. We are running late and we call out, “We are going to be late! Again!!! You always move so slow on Sunday. You just don’t…

Soul Sculpting Project: Loving in Conflict

Soul Sculpting Project: Loving in Conflict Roll back to the 1970’s. You and your spouse enter the lab room. There are comfortable chairs, recording equipment, and health monitors (heart rate . . . ). Your assignment: For 15 minutes work on solving a conflict in your relationship. When you finish Dr. John Gottman and Robert…