Monthly Archives: March 2012

Social Media and the Introverted Writer

Social Media and the Introverted Writer Blog post March 14, 2012 My husband Chuck set me up on Facebook a couple of years ago. I ignored it, until I noticed that he had posted photos of me that I didn’t like. He also had way too much information about me out there for the world [...]

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Spiritual Direction Across the Miles

Guidelines for Spiritual Direction Across the Miles Sacred space is where we create it, even when our connection is made by phone or video conferencing across the miles.  A long-distance spiritual direction relationship is less desirable than meeting in person, but with our intentional use of guidelines for this practice, we open ourselves to walking [...]

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What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual Direction is soul-tending; a spiritual director is someone who offers a listening presence and gentle guidance as you seek to discern the stirrings of the Spirit in your life, grow in self-knowledge, and become the person you truly are. Typically you will have monthly sessions where you are invited to explore your spiritual growing [...]

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Spiritual Direction for Mystical Non-believers

My mother was an Atheist with a capital A. She was also a deeply spiritual person, a mystic, a naturalist, and the primary influence in my spiritual formation. Her spiritual world, though devoid of a positive relationship with a traditional God, was rich with beings from myth and literature, and she rendered images of some [...]

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If You Don’t Pray, What Do You Do?

If We Don’t Pray, What Do We Do? A Sermon by Sarah York Delivered for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville February 5, 2012   I. We Create Inner Space                It has been said that Unitarian Universalists pray, “To whom it may concern.” Actually, many UUs do pray, but most do not pray [...]

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