Sculpting Project: 12 Breaths

Sculpting Project: 12 Breaths Many years ago in the fall of 1850 a Russian peasant was attending church and the scripture reading for the day was “Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thess. 5:17. The peasant’s heart was gripped. How was it possible to pray without ceasing? He set out on a pilgrimage to discover the answer….

Epiphany to Easter Sculpting Project 4: Breath Prayer Week 2

Epiphany to Easter Sculpting Project 4: Breath Prayer Week 2 When we were in high school Evan and I decided to have a hiking adventure. We went to a state park near town and took off cross-country up a hill/cliff. The hike was challenging traveling up a steep slope and climbing over rocks. We had…

Epiphany to Easter Sculpting Project 4: Breath Prayer: Week 1

Epiphany to Easter Sculpting Project 4: Breath Prayer Week 1 Part 1 Winter 2016 Colorado: I push my shovel into the hay and manure as I take a breath. “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God.” I toss the shovel full into the cart as I exhale. “Have mercy on me a sinner.” Then another shovel…

Sculpting Project Six: The Gift of Breath: Week 2

Sculpting Project Six: The Gift of Breath Week 2 Sneeze, sniff. I sit down to do my Centering Prayer Project. I can’t seem to settle into the quiet of this prayer method. Sniff. Sure, I have a cold but I don’t feel that badly. “Why is Centering Prayer so hard today?” That was the day…

Sculpting Project Six: The Gift of Breath: Week 1

Question: What is the #1 tool in most people’s sculpting tool box? Answer: Breath Why? 1. It is always available, whether we are resting or running. 2. It is easy to use. 3. It is a powerful link between our thoughts and feelings, and our body. Breath has been a sculpting tool used by Christians…