Soul Sculpting Project: Playing with Habit Design

Soul Sculpting Project: Playing with Habit Design The most depressing day of the year is almost here. The third Monday in January. That’s the day when the hopes of keeping our New Year’s resolutions begin to die. To keep my hopes alive this year I am pulling out my biggest power-tool for behavioral change. Habit…

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…

Soul Sculpting Project: Design a Habit

Soul Sculpting Project: Design a Habit Behavior change is hard business. If it was easy we would have already made the change. Brother Lawrence wanted to make a change in his behavior. For him the change was in how he connected with God. Instead of the on and off connection with God that he had…

Soul Sculpting Project: Declaration of Hope

  Soul Sculpting Project: Declaration of Hope When you got out of bed this morning and your feet touched the ground what was on your mind? This week I invite you to join me in doing a variation of B.J. Fogg’s Maui Habit. Dr. B.J. Fogg, a Behavioral Scientist out of Stanford, has specialized in […]

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…

Sculpting Project 11: Read the Book: Week 2

Sculpting Project 11: Read the Book: Week 2 Research studies indicate that about 40% of our days are dictated by habit. How are your habits going? Here I am after two weeks of establishing my new non-milking season habit. Every morning I get up and first thing I read from the Gospel of Mark. And…