I see hope in my life story. I can see the hope because I have kept an account of it: on papers with a pencil, upon canvases with a paintbrush, using torn papers, pastels, glitter and ink. “Dancing in the Doghouse” is my story of hope shared so others might see the hope, too.
Tag: spiritual memoir
How do you use creativity to better understand your journey? Art has the power to reveal so much about who you are, where you have been, and what might be next for you. What can you create that can open your eyes and let you see a little bit more about God’s plans and purposes for you? How can you use that insight to better tell you spiritual story? This blog just might give you inspiration to explore this question.
I’ve become too busy for my spiritual story. It’s true that I’m busier than I’ve been in a long time. I feel the pressure of all the things on my giant list of things to do. I’m afraid that I won’t finish all of these things. Important things are getting squeezed out of my life […]
I have a new job, and I have my hands full. What do we do when our lives become too busy for our story? My spiritual autobiography once had a voice, but today it’s on the back burner. I believe our spiritual memoir unfolds regardless of whether we dedicate time to sharing it. But, with […]
No matter how it may seem you are chosen? Our spiritual story can get lost in the challenges and difficulties of life. We don’t feel chosen anymore. We feel lost and forgotten. Writing in a journal, keeping a personal journal, or prayer journal can help us find our way back to the place where life […]
I recently made a piece of art about my memories. I like how I can capture my memories on a canvas. It’s a powerful experience for me. I don’t stop there, though. I also use my spiritual journal for keeping memories. I use both words and pictures to remember my past and the present. I […]
I’ve done a lot of paintings of myself in my Joseph Coat. Joseph had his dream coat. Maybe that means it told of his own dreams for his story. Maybe my coat does that, too? I’m reflecting on my own spiritual autobiography today and how my coat is a part of that. It’s a patchwork […]
My spiritual autobiography has taken a new turn. My dad is turning 85 and my mom is turning 80. I try to visit them more often now because I know they don’t have very much time left. It’s a 10 hour drive to get to their home. It’s a challenge, between work and the kids, […]
Believe what is true regardless of what seems to be. Don’t let that old tape, with all those old lies, play over and over again in your head. Replace that thing! I know how fear, negative words, wounds, broken heartedness, sickness, and disease can get that tape rolling inside me and you. That doesn’t mean […]
I have hoped for so many things. I say to God, “But I Had Hoped….” If I could think clearly and have the old places healed, if my damaged parts could be glued back together, if my inclination was to love, if I needed no drugs for my body to work right, if my passion […]
I believe that our silent thoughts, prayers, and petitions can be heard. I have faith that God knows the passion inside our hearts. This doesn’t make any sense in the natural world, but I believe God can hear our hearts. I even think the sound of our hearts is a song in God’s ears. I […]
Why write a spiritual memoir? Beyond writing about one’s life for popular acclaim, what is the motivation to explore and document the journey? In a fast paced, give me satisfaction NOW society, the invitation to reflect and share about the meanings and motivations for living has great appeal. What connects us all is a desire […]
I recently went on a retreat. The speaker talked about worship and prayer. She said our prayers had a sound, especially when we joined together: praying and worshipping simultaneously and passionately. I like to imagine that, somehow, our silent prayers make a noise that reaches the Heavens. It is possible that as more voices join […]