Tag Archive: body

Breathing Prayer

We all breathe.  Not to breathe is to die.  There are many writings about the emotional, physical and spiritual benefits of paying attention to our breathing.  Within the Christian faith, there are long traditions of reflective prayers that seek to match the rhythms of our breathing.  Read about a contemporary breathing prayer here.  

Labyrinth: Walking Prayer

Christians from many different traditions are recovering walking the labyrinth as a prayer and meditation practice.  Although labyrinths are found in many ancient traditions, Christians in the middle ages used them as a way to symbolically make a pilgrimage journey to the Holy Land.   Labyrinths are not mazes, but have only one path in…

Teaching Faith to Children

While they might also learn in a Sunday School program, children and youth best learn to practice Christian faith from the adults around them in  the midst of everyday life.  Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and godparents can all pass on practices of faith that nurture lives marked by hospitality, forgiveness, and healing.  Susan R….

Honoring the Body

“For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:13-14 The practice of honoring the body is born of the confidence that our bodies are made in the image of God’s own goodness. As the place…

Body AND Spirit

Sometimes it’s hard to find time to exercise both the body and the spirit, but we need to do both.  Here are some ideas for exercising your spirit along with your body.