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”

“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”

Introduction to Centering Prayer with Father Nicholas (15, and 5 minutes of silence)

Here is a quick introductory PODcast for those interested in Christian contemplation. Father Nicholas Amato, a Christian Wellness Guru, takes us through the exercise. Below are two options for 15 minutes or just 5 minutes of silence. Father Nicholas goes over breathing techniques and how to use a short prayer to help you “float likeContinue reading “Introduction to Centering Prayer with Father Nicholas (15, and 5 minutes of silence)”

Christian Yoga and Centering Prayer Session with Phil Vestal

This week our group had a great PraXis session lead by Pastor Phil Vestal of Ruah Space.   The group started off with 20 minutes (recording below) of sanctified or Christian Yoga, and then went right into 20 minutes of Centering Prayer. For the last week, Jamie and I have been using the coupon code (PRAXIS)Continue reading “Christian Yoga and Centering Prayer Session with Phil Vestal”

PODcast: PraXis Session with Centering Prayer Coach and Author Rich Lewis

We meet on Zoom every Wednesday at 6 pm, PST, to practice Christian Mindfulness and talk about the intersection of wellness and spiritual practice. Now you can see what it’s like AND practice along with us— after the fact! That’s because we’ve launched a podcast of the live recordings. For now you can find ourContinue reading “PODcast: PraXis Session with Centering Prayer Coach and Author Rich Lewis”

Reborn Bodily into the New Year

Christ is Born! Welcome to the new year! If you want some relief from the stress, distraction, and isolation that 2020 (and now 2021) has thrown our way, we invite you to join our PraXis online group on Zoom and MeetUp. This year, we will begin to discuss and practice embodied forms of prayer asContinue reading “Reborn Bodily into the New Year”