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”

Pastor Andru Morgan on Self-love, the “Divine Network” and Hope

Self-love, the “Divine Network” and Hope with Pastor Andru Morgan Our Special Guest, Pastor Andru Morgan, spoke to us on the eve of Christmas Eve last year. He had a message to share from God on how to get through such a challenging year. How do you center yourself and place boundaries so that youContinue reading “Pastor Andru Morgan on Self-love, the “Divine Network” and Hope”

Should Christians Do Yoga?

This Wed, at 6 pm PST our Zoom group will be led by Pastor Phil Vestal co-director of Ruah Space. He will take us through some moves and talk with us about what he refers to as “Christian Yoga.” Be prepared to move around a little. We might do a combination of both yoga before CenteringContinue reading “Should Christians Do Yoga?”

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”