10 reasons to get a Spiritual Director
Hey! I have came across this article and I wonder if some of you will find it useful. It’s concise, to the point and explains well. It’s called: 10 reasons to get a spiritual director in Huffpost by Larissa Marks, a spiritual director. Hope you wil find it helpful!
SGM Wellington has a new website!
I have recently help putting a new website together for Spiritual Growth Ministry Wellington. This site is aimed to promote events in the Greater Wellington area (includes Kapiti) for the contemplative community. If this sounds like you, then please go and check it out! www.sgmwellington.nz Sign up for the email list so that you can…
What a year we are all having! It sure was unexpected! While we may be feeling ‘can’t wait until this is all over’, where do we put our hope in for this coming season and next year? This is a message I talked at Wellington Central Baptist Church for the first advent Sunday, on ‘Hope’.…
Contemplative practices in universities
In bringing about Christian contemplative practices to the young adults, I’m excited to be leading some weekly sessions at Victoria and Massey university this year. Sessions includes: Interactive drawing reflective prayerusing reflective questions and prompts, make connection with God by drawings and symbolic words. Imaginative prayers and meditation Centering Prayer 20 minutes of silence to…
I love how the writer of this article has put together simple explanations to breath prayer and contemplation. Give this simple form of prayer a go especially at a time when you find other forms of prayer hard. https://www.christianitytoday.com/women-leaders/2018/february/take-time-for-breath-prayer.html
Are you considering retreat as part of your yearly rhythm? Here are some options that is coming up! For those who may not have tried silent retreat before, I have seen often the word ‘retreat’ been misused. These are ‘retreats’ are as how it should mean. No workshops, no speaker, no activities planned. Though there…
Here is a discipline I benefit from each day – Centering prayer. One of the hardest thing to do for someone like me, yet bear the most fruit. I am being called to return, one hundred times, a thousand times a day, to return to God. It starts, always, like an uphill track, but promises…
Hunger as a gift
Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. Luke 6.21 A reflection during lockdown When my sister and I were little, my parents would battle with us to eat our dinner every evening. For whatever reason, we liked to play with our food rather than eating it. My father who grew…
Retreat in your isolation
So… you are stuck at home, many things are cancelled. Like many people, the usual routine and busyness has been disrupted, stopped to a halt – instead of scrolling through an endless amount of anxiety inducing news, rumours and announcements, or binge watch TV and Youtube, why not consider having a time of retreat? Take…
CANCELLED – Easter Camp 2020
Understandably, Easter camp 2020 has been cancelled following the guildline about large gatherings in NZ. This is disappointing to many, including myself, but there is always next year! hope to see you there! For those who have been to Easter camp before, you may not be associating the experience with quiet reflection, contemplation, prayer and…