I should know better than to read reviews of my own books, but I was quite surprised that a reader described my Sacred Pauses as "a new kind of consumer-friendly Jesuit spirituality." Really?? What is an Anabaptist spirituality? And why not allow ourselves to be enriched by other traditions?
I love the summary that one woman gave: "The main thing about Sacred Pauses is sensing God's presence all the time; it isn't always a prayer but God is always there."
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I'm so looking forward to this retreat at the end of May! Mennonite Church Alberta and Alberta Women in Mission invite Alberta women to take a Pause. I'll be sharing my own journey and look forward to our learning together.
When this blog was part of The High Calling, I decided to highlight articles from The High Calling as one of my Friday 5 posts. But The High Calling no long aggregates blogs and is now part of the Theology of Work Project, so I've updated the links below. These days I have a particular … Continue reading Friday 5: Joining the Conversation at The High Calling
There are many ways to read Sacred Pauses on your own or in a group setting, and in the next few months, I'll be leading two different retreats based on the book that I'm really looking forward to! Below is the experience of just one group to spark some of your own ideas. If your group is using the book or already finished, please do let me know--I'd love to hear from you, and a photo is a bonus!
A year ago, I was anticipating the launch of my new book, Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal. To celebrate this one-year anniversary, here are a few photos taken in a quiet moment on the day of my book launch, interspersed with quotes from the psalms taken from the book's chapter headings. May these words of Scripture be a sacred pause for you today.
A sampling of responses to Sacred Pauses so far: from a US Army Chaplain, a college student, a blog for emerging church leaders in Africa, and more. Please add your own comment.