PraXis Week 6: The “Mind”

[News about our in-person sessions with Zoom below] WORKOUT OF THE PEOPLE Epiclesis to the Holy Spirit Introduction Intro, reflect on the theme, offer a prayer or intention. – 5 minutes “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what theContinue reading “PraXis Week 6: The “Mind””

PraXis Week 5: The Light

[Zoom links at the bottom of this post]WORKOUT OF THE PEOPLE Epiclesis to the Holy Spirit Introduction Intro, reflect on the theme, offer a prayer or intention. – 5 minutes What is visible of God is light: the power and purity that radiates from God’s presence. In the Greek version of the Old Testament thatContinue reading “PraXis Week 5: The Light”

PraXis Week 4: Love

[Zoom links at the bottom of this post] WORKOUT OF THE PEOPLE Epiclesis to the Holy Spirit Introduction Intro, reflect on the theme, offer a prayer or intention. – 5 minutes “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not loveContinue reading “PraXis Week 4: Love”

PraXis Challenge, Week 3: The Spirit vs The Flesh, and the 16-Hour Fast

Welcome to the PraXis Wellness Challenge, Week 3: The Spirit vs The Flesh [Zoom links at the bottom of this post] Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh;Continue reading “PraXis Challenge, Week 3: The Spirit vs The Flesh, and the 16-Hour Fast”

PraXis Challenge, Week 2: The Heart

Important Note: This Thursday’s session has been moved to Friday. The following week we will return to our usual schedule. Welcome to the PraXis Wellness Challenge, Week 2. This week’s theme is the heart. To the ancients, the heart was the center of our physical, emotional, and spiritual being. Intuition (knowing without thinking) occurred inContinue reading “PraXis Challenge, Week 2: The Heart”

PraXis Challenge, Week 1: Creation

Week 1 [Zoom links to this week’s session are at the bottom of the post] Welcome to the start of our 8-week, wellness challenge. Theme: (New) Creation You are a new creation in Christ [2 Corin. 5:17]. For it is God’s image that you were made, and it is God’s likeness that we aspire (JohnContinue reading “PraXis Challenge, Week 1: Creation”

A Challenge for Better Sleep

“I will both lie down and sleep in peace;    for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.”– Psalm 4:8 Our friends over at RuahSpace are offering a cool free prayer and Christian Yoga series aimed at improving your sleep. Pastor Phil Vestal is a regular guest on our PODcast and in our weekly sessions.Continue reading “A Challenge for Better Sleep”

Take the PraXis Wellness Challenge

Sept 21 — Nov 11- cycle oneOct 5 – Nov 24 – cycle two Tuesday and Wednesday 6:30 pm, and Thursday at 10am, on Zoom and in-person. Sessions are approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes. SIGN UP HERE. Jamie and I are looking for volunteers to take the PraXis Christian Wellness challenge, and we’d love yourContinue reading “Take the PraXis Wellness Challenge”

“What about demons?”– Getting into the weeds of Christian Mindfulness and Prayer with Psychologist Irene Kraegel

Irene Kraegel is a clinical psychologist and Christian mindfulness instructor. She is the author of the book, Christian Mindfulness: Cultivating a life of intentionality, openness and faith. In her book, she states, “As we live through a season of pandemic illness, racial injustice, and national unrest- if there was ever a time that we needContinue reading ““What about demons?”– Getting into the weeds of Christian Mindfulness and Prayer with Psychologist Irene Kraegel”

PODcast: The Church is Getting Wellness all Wrong

Our three regular guests, Pastor Andru Morgan of Parkrose United Methodist, Pastor Phil Vestal of RuahSpace and Pastor Aaron Miller of University Hill Congregation discuss how the Church is getting the body wrong. The human body that is. What is the Church missing out on when it abdicates the wellness space to secularism and theContinue reading “PODcast: The Church is Getting Wellness all Wrong”