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Reflect & Respond

2021-12-01T14:47:05+00:00

“Now all of us, with our faces unveiled, reflect the glory of the Lord as if we are mirrors; and so, we (respond) being transformed, metamorphosed, into His same image from one radiance of glory to another, just as the Spirit of the Lord accomplishes it.” 2 Cor. 3:18 THE VOICE Is my face veiled or unveiled?  My response upon reflection; why would we have veiled faces? What does one’s face reflect? This verse is referencing the Old Testament account of Moses coming down from God’s glory on the mountain and the people could not handle the brightness of God’s glory [...]

Reflect & Respond2021-12-01T14:47:05+00:00

A Place Where God Spoke

2021-11-01T13:52:22+00:00

  Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh. And the Canaanites were then in the land. (Genesis 12:6) The very place where Abram stopped, Shechem, we find the terebinth tree of Moreh. The word for Moreh in Hebrew means “to throw, to shoot, to teach” and came to mean “a place where God spoke.” This is where God spoke to Abram—in fact appeared to him. Now it shall be, when the Lord your God has brought you into the land which you go to possess, that you shall put the [...]

A Place Where God Spoke2021-11-01T13:52:22+00:00

RECLAIMING YOGA AS A CHRISTIAN HEALING TOOL

2021-09-16T16:01:38+00:00

For real change to take place, the body needs to learn that the danger has passed and to live in the reality of the present. ~Bessel van der Kolk, MD (pioneer in the field of traumatology) in The Body Keeps the Score I have already written about my journey listening to the voice of God as I’ve explored yoga as a creative Christian practice. I also want to share another reason behind my exploration of yoga as I’ve sought the Lord’s will and wisdom in this somewhat tricky and controversial issue as a follower of Jesus Christ. I am deeply passionate about helping [...]

RECLAIMING YOGA AS A CHRISTIAN HEALING TOOL2021-09-16T16:01:38+00:00

Self Care In A Selfish World

2021-05-18T14:32:01+00:00

Treat yourself. Eat whatever you want. Watch as much Netflix as you want. Do whatever you want. This is how self-care is portrayed in the media. It is self-focused and giving yourself whatever you want because you deserve it. Self-care today feeds us what we want and not what we need. True self-care is not an excuse to treat ourselves to whatever we want. This is a good thing because when we chase after what we want, we often miss out on what we need. The example of Jesus paints a different picture of self-care. When we practice the self-care found in Jesus’ example, we can find the [...]

Self Care In A Selfish World2021-05-18T14:32:01+00:00

The Return

2021-03-22T15:48:29+00:00

The Return  Published in FROM THE GARDEN, 2020  Bonnie McDaniel McClure  I grew up across the street from a thirteen-acre garden plowed and planted by a  single, lifetime farmer, his plow, and mule named Midnight. Mr. Freddie Crawford  came from a long line of farmers. Farming was all his family had ever done for  livelihood. He knew intimately the timing, care, and touch required to help  something grow. He was humble and hardworking, quiet and non-assuming. He was  deeply kind. Throughout my childhood, each summer, he would tell me that he had a  watermelon growing with my name on the vine.   [...]

The Return2021-03-22T15:48:29+00:00

Considering Faith Based Yoga Teacher Training?

2021-03-22T15:50:13+00:00

If there is one topic that I could talk all day about it is faith based yoga teacher training. I spend many days in my week talking to people about this very subject, and what a blessing that I am given the opportunity to do so! Many people have found me because it is known that I have trained with two of the larger faith based schools available. Through all of this training I have become very passionate about encouraging people to ask good questions before committing time and money to a training. When I first began my journey into teacher [...]

Considering Faith Based Yoga Teacher Training?2021-03-22T15:50:13+00:00

Even Jesus Did Spring Cleaning

2021-03-17T16:04:41+00:00

“On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as he taught them, he said, ‘Is it not written: “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’’”—Mark 11:15–17 (NIV) The word zeal isn’t one you hear very often. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to hear it come up in everyday conversation. The [...]

Even Jesus Did Spring Cleaning2021-03-17T16:04:41+00:00

Celebrating Mothers On The Mat

2019-05-08T15:11:52+00:00

This is the weekend we celebrate Motherhood, a special role given by the grace of God.  Motherhood taps into all that we exercise in yoga - the mind, the body and the soul.  The more we yoke those elements to Christ in our daily lives, the richer the relationship between a mother and child.  Come to your practice with the intentions to nourish your mind, body and soul so that, as mother and/or child, you can love each through the power of God’s love. Opening Meditation Prayer:  Lord, on this special day set aside to honor Mothers, thank you for the [...]

Celebrating Mothers On The Mat2019-05-08T15:11:52+00:00

Yoga Teachers And Invitational Language

2019-04-15T12:05:39+00:00

I had an experience in a yin yoga class recently that has me reflecting on the power I have as the teacher in a yoga class or the practitioner in a yoga therapy session. In this class, the well intended teacher, set us up for a wonderful hip opening session. She encouraged us to find our breath, even counting the inhalation and exhalation, and then she told us to settle in and find stillness. Notice I said told, not asked. This was a command. Be still. Her follow up language was something along the lines of “ I know you will [...]

Yoga Teachers And Invitational Language2019-04-15T12:05:39+00:00

EMBODIED :: POSTURES OF PRAYER & PRAISE

2019-03-05T16:12:34+00:00

Postures of Prayer & Praise are “outer representations of an inner reality” In Luke 10, when the lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, he asked him how to inherit eternal life. Like a learned rabbi, Jesus turned the question back to the lawyer, who answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus confirmed his answer as true, with a command and a promise: “Do this and you will live.” When I teach on embodied prayer [...]

EMBODIED :: POSTURES OF PRAYER & PRAISE2019-03-05T16:12:34+00:00
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