Soul Sculpting Project: The Word That Moves Us

Soul Sculpting Project: The Word That Moves Us In the world of psychological research, environmental primes feel like Believer It or Not. Let’s start with smells. Did you know that the smell of cleaning fluid will make us more likely to clean-up. Or the smell of cinnamon will incline us to see a heating pad…

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….

Sculpting Project 20: Abba Isaac’s Formula: Week 1

Sculpting Project 20: Abba Isaac’s Formula: Week 1 We sit on the ground in a small cave-like room. Year: about 390 A.D. The Egyptian desert sun beats outside, bread and vegetables are spread out before us as we listen to Abba Isaac. “So, you are searching for continual awareness of God. I have a way…

Sculpting Project 12: Posture Matters: Week 2

Sculpting Project 12: Posture Matters: Week 2 If posture can affect my hormones and moods and thus behavior, does it also affect my prayers? It seems that it must. Prayer affects posture and posture affects prayer. Is there a way to use posture to enrich my prayers? This is a new question for me. New…

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…