Soul Sculpting Tool Box

Soul Sculpting Projects are a set of tools to connect with God and increase our ability to thrive. I do not use every tool, every day. Some tools/projects are a regular part of my schedule. Other tools/projects I just use when the need or desire arises. I hope you will find the tools in this…

Sculpting Project 26: Welcoming Prayer

Sculpting Project 26: Welcoming Prayer I was sitting with the worship team listening to the prelude music when I notice the wave of grief approaching. Heidi, our elderly mother goat had died early that morning, leaving two little kids to our care. I had milked Heidi many years and we were well acquainted. The last…

Epiphany to Easter Sculpting Project 6: Prayer Flash: Week 2

Epiphany to Easter Sculpting Project 6: Prayer Flash: Week 2 I’ve been flashing short prayers on and off all week. On my walks, doing chores, sitting in church. I notice that it has given me a positive outward focus. This is exactly one of the benefits that psychology studies predict for an activity like flash…

Sculpting Project 22: Leaping Over Walls: Week 3

Sculpting Project 22: Leaping Over Walls: Week 3 By my God, I can leap over a wall. (Psalm 18:29b) Personal walls, we all have them. Something blocking our way that is hard to get over. When we come up to this wall we feel like turning around, or just sitting down. Sometimes we have no…

Sculpting Project 22: Leaping Over Walls: Week 2

Sculpting Project 22: Leaping Over Walls: Week 2 I was born optimistic, I developed pessimistic skills and by age 11 could be labeled a pessimist. Now I still have a strong tendency towards prudence which can become pessimistic, but I am again largely optimistic. How did I get here? I see two major contributors. 1….

Sculpting Project 22: Leaping over Walls: Week 1

Sculpting Project 22: Leaping over Walls: Week 1 Welcome to Year 2 of Sculpting!  Sculpting ourselves to Love God and neighbor I’m 11 years old sitting in a lawn chair in my backyard on a summer evening. As I explain my opinions I am told, “You are a pessimist.” “Hum,” I think, “Whatever that means,…