Beautiful Places Spiritual Spaces

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Beautiful Places  Spiritual Spaces

Today's fast pace allows little room for time-consuming trips to decorating stores. Or perhaps the lack of funds keeps us from furnishing and redecorating our homes. This is a Bible study to understand how to build and maintain a biblical atmosphere in our homes. Designed to meet the needs of today's woman, BeautifulPlaces, Spiritual Spaces is the ideal companion for women navigating the uncharted territory of life - offering daily, short, inspirational mediations, and creative decorating how-to's.

Seven Steps into Angel Light

Wherever it is, whether we are conducting rituals, meditating for world peace or connecting with angels, we need a safe and sacred space for our work. It is in these sacred and often very beautiful places where we may first connect on a ...

Seven Steps into Angel Light

Angels have appeared in almost every culture, faith and religion since the dawn of mankind. In this rapidly changing world of uncertainty, one thing is for sure: a universal source of guidance and love is something that we could all benefit from. After explaining the many ways in which angel energy can be experienced and the immense value in becoming more attuned to their “light”, Chrissie takes readers through the positive qualities related to each of the seven Archangels: creating new beginnings (Gabriel); finding inspiration (Jophiel); grounding and protecting yourself (Michael); healing yourself (Raphael); learning to love yourself (Chamuel); embracing joy and transformation (Zadkiel); and feeling more at peace with yourself and the world (Uriel). Each of the chapters offers not only fascinating insight into the Archangel in hand – including key associations such as chakras and crystals – but also practical guidance on how to connect with its life-enhancing energy, whether through reflective questions, inspiring prayers and affirmations, or evocative visualizations and meditations (also available as downloads). This uplifting, experience-driven book guides readers in a grounded way throughout their journey, leaving them with a deeper sense of understanding, meaning, spirituality and purpose in their lives.

Queer Spiritual Spaces

Sexuality and Sacred Places Kath Browne, Sally R. Munt, Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip ... What Edmund Burke described as the 'sublime' in A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (2005 [1756]), ...

Queer Spiritual Spaces

Drawn from extensive, new and rich empirical research across the UK, Canada and USA, Queer Spiritual Spaces investigates the contemporary socio-cultural practices of belief, by those who have historically been, and continue to be, excluded or derided by mainstream religions and alternative spiritualities. As the first monograph to be directly informed by 'queer' subjectivities whilst dealing with divergent spiritualities on an international scale, this book explores the recently emerging innovative spaces and integrative practices of queer spiritualities. Its breadth of coverage and keen critical engagement mean it will serve as a theoretically fertile, comprehensive entry point for any scholar wishing to explore the queer spiritual spaces of the twenty-first century.

Sacred Stories Spiritual Tribes

It's so peaceful and so quiet, and we feel so blessed that we have this beautiful home and this beautiful place to live.” Not every special household space was sacralized, of course.2 Pointing to one of her photos, Mary Hage, ...

Sacred Stories  Spiritual Tribes

Nancy Tatom Ammerman examines the stories Americans tell of their everyday lives, from dinner table to office and shopping mall to doctor's office, about the things that matter most to them and the routines they take for granted, and the times and places where the everyday and ordinary meet the spiritual. In addition to interviews and observation, Ammerman bases her findings on a photo elicitation exercise and oral diaries, offering a window into the presence and absence of religion and spirituality in ordinary lives and in ordinary physical and social spaces. The stories come from a diverse array of ninety-five Americans — both conservative and liberal Protestants, African American Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Mormons, Wiccans, and people who claim no religious or spiritual proclivities — across a range that stretches from committed religious believers to the spiritually neutral. Ammerman surveys how these people talk about what spirituality is, how they seek and find experiences they deem spiritual, and whether and how religious traditions and institutions are part of their spiritual lives.

Sacred Space Sacred Thread

Traditional mosques are supposed to reflect this kind of space; they're supposed to be open, beautiful, awe-inspiring places that are filled with people who are connected to one another. And yet mosques are also places of tension in ...

Sacred Space  Sacred Thread

The insightful studies contained in this book will be of significant value to anyone interested in experiencing more deeply the intersections between materiality and spirituality. Part 1 introduces readers into Egyptian, Israelite, Christian, and Hindu temples, shrines, or sanctuaries. Part 2 helps readers understand how items of colored fabrics, clothing, robes, and veils, convey ritual meanings. Part 3 reports two panel discussions that exemplify the pathway of fruitful conversation. Matter and spirit might seem to some to be polar opposites. But as these studies by distinguished and diverse scholars demonstrate, spiritual experiences are constructively defined and refined within the coordinates of place and time. Sacred space, as well as sacred cloth, define borders, but not necessarily boundaries, between the sacred and the profane. These material coordinates physically enclose and also spiritually disclose. They both symbolize and synergize, as they encompass and expansively inspire. These original and enjoyable presentations will help all readers to hold tenaciously to the tenets and also the tensions inherent in physical spiritual experiences.

The Psychology of Religion and Place

How might loss of spiritual transitional objects and sacred spaces impact people of faith? ... temples) or through psychologically or spiritually meaningful places (e.g. an aesthetically beautiful natural space in their community).

The Psychology of Religion and Place

This book examines the role of religious and spiritual experiences in people’s understanding of their environment. The contributors consider how understandings and experiences of religious and place connections are motivated by the need to seek and maintain contact with perceptual objects, so as to form meaningful relationship experiences. The volume is one of the first scholarly attempts to discuss the psychological links between place and religious experiences.The chapters within provide insights for understanding how people’s experiences with geographical places and the sacred serve as agencies for meaning-making, pro-social behaviour, and psychological adjustment in everyday life.

In Search of the Sacred

seeking to subjugate the mountain, takes place now when people no longer climb the spiritual mountain. ... in Paris go inside the Ministry of Justice to experience the beautiful space of the chapel, which is also a sacred space.

In Search of the Sacred

In this book, a series of interviews offers an accessible, revealing, human and intellectual biography of leading Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr. * An explanatory foreword, "The Spiritual and Intellectual Journey of Seyyed Hossein Nasr" by Jamin Jahanbegloo * An introduction by Terry Moore * Organization by both chronology and concept to facilitate ease of use for students and scholars, as well as for more casual readers

Faith Reads A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

Bearing Fresh Olive Leaves, 184 Beausay, Bill, 130, 131–132 Beausay, Katherine, 131–132 Beautiful Girlhood, 136–137 Beautiful Places and Spiritual Spaces, 111 Beautiful Side of Evil, The, 4 Beauty of Aging, The, 103 Beauty of Spiritual ...

Faith Reads  A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.

Church in the Land of Desire

Beauty. Having established the idea of sacred space, this pattern of localized divine presence, God commanded Moses to prepare a place for his abiding presence among his people. So the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “And let them make me ...

Church in the Land of Desire

According to William Leach, religious communities that have come to North America have not been able to withstand the damaging influence of its consumer-oriented society which has subverted ecclesial customs, values, and practices. Rather than resisting, most of these groups have sought to integrate Christianity into the new culture. By doing so, they run the risk of marginalizing the church and fundamentally altering its teachings and practice. Of course, the real danger does not reside in the occasional use of isolated elements of our culture, the unreflected application of any technology available, the replacement of traditional ecclesial practices with the techniques of the business world, or even the substitution of ecclesial foundations of authority. Rather, danger lies in a set of fundamental principles that together define a basic orientation which is naturally and almost mindlessly attracted to these secular devices, sees no harm in them, justifies and amplifies their effects, and effectively supplants the mind of Christ which is supposed to govern the church. This study analyzes and documents the effects of that mindset and calls us back to the biblical and traditional alternatives that alone can bring healing and recovery to the church.

The Gift of Faith

And then there are the sacred places in the home . ... Wise parents , tending to their own spiritual lives , will have their adult sacred places as well - comfortable , beautiful corners where the space itself invites them into a time ...

The Gift of Faith

Eloquent and inspiring, The Gift of Faith celebrates the importance of nurturing our children's spiritual growth. This is a call for parents to be intentional, strong and clear in their choices regarding the messages that children receive about religion. By sharing her own stories and experiences, Nieuwejaar shows that religious community can play an integral role in clarifying and deepening the faith of parents, who inevitably are children's primary religious educators. She also explores ways to foster spiritual awareness in the home and includes rituals for marking the events in children's lives as religious occasions. This important book is ideal for adults of any faith who are concerned with the spiritual development of children. Book jacket.

Daily Seeds From Women Who Walk in Faith

As a bestselling author, her books include Beautiful Places Spiritual Spaces from Northfield Publishing, the My Name Isn't Martha series of books from Pocketbooks, The Spirit of Simple LivingTM series, from Guideposts Books: The Simple ...

Daily Seeds From Women Who Walk in Faith

Scripture encourages us to be immersed in the Word of God. We are to meditate on His law day and night. The guests of Midday Connection, Moody Broadcasting's daily radio broadcast for women, want us to do the same, and have written daily devotionals to encourage just that. Dated from January 1 through December 31, the reader can purchase throughout the year and begin on the appropriate date. Women will be enlightened by the wisdom and wit of authors and speakers such as Lisa Whelchel, Mary Hunt, Dee Brestin, Priscilla Shirer, Dannah Gresh, and more than 50 others. Includes reflective questions.

Landscape as Sacred Space

Instead, they perceived the world being woven together as one beautiful expression of God's presence. The Celts were sensitive to life's “thin places” and willing to embrace them. Thin places are those places and moments when the ...

Landscape as Sacred Space

Steven Lewis's Landscape as Sacred Space: Metaphors for the Spiritual Journey invites new discussions about our spiritual journeys and allows seekers to rethink approaches to Christian spirituality and theology in light of postmodernity. Landscape metaphors provide a common and accessible language to articulate one's spiritual journey. Spiritual mountains, deserts, and valleys are dominant landscapes on our journey through life. Most people have experienced the joy of a mountaintop spiritual experience, the pain of spiritual deserts, or perhaps the dreariness too often associated with spiritual valleys. There is a tendency, however, to highlight spiritual mountaintops, while avoiding spiritual deserts and ignoring spiritual valleys. This leaves many Christians ill-equipped either to deal with crises or to integrate God into ordinary life. Each landscape offers rich lessons that, when combined together, lead us toward a maturing faith and into a deeper relationship with God. 'Landscape as Sacred Space' is intended to aid those who search for more meaningful ways to articulate their faith journey. The book grants permission to struggle with life's landscapes, provides safe spaces to reflect on the journey, and introduces language that enables exploration and discovery.

Everyday Divine

A Catholic Guide to Active Spirituality Mary DeTurris Poust ... Hence the needor desire for sacred spaces, those beautiful places orspiritual touchstones that help us mere ACREDSPACESANDS ACRAMENTALS People seek out churches and ...

Everyday Divine

Many people today are looking for opportunities to bring the spiritual into their everyday lives in non-traditional ways. Their days are so busy they can't imagine how they can fit in time to kneel or sit in prayer on a regular basis. As a result, they fly from one activity to the next at breakneck speed, always looking forward to some nonexistent time in the future when things will slow down long enough to allow them to breathe, center themselves, and pray. Everyday Divine: A Catholic Guide to Active Spirituality helps busy readers explore different ways to achieve a place of stillness and peace while remaining very much in the world. In fact, the day-to-day activities of life become the pathway to prayer-even the prayer itself. Drawing on Catholic tradition, from the Desert Fathers and Mothers to ancient monastics to modern-day saints and sages, Everyday Divine looks at how we can adapt these ancient practices for modern times, quoting holy men and women on various methods and offering practical instructions and suggestions to help people put them into practice. Readers learn how to find spiritual peace while immersed in everyday activities, such as: - Housework and chores - Workouts and exercise - Cooking, eating, and fasting - Listening to music - Traveling and making pilgrimages - Living among the noise of daily life The book also includes personal stories from the author and others, and will weave in practices from specific spiritualities-such as Franciscan, Benedictine, and Trappist-to show how these practices fit into the bigger Catholic picture.

Taking Out Your Emotional Trash

Beautiful Places, Spiritual Spaces: The Art of Stress-free Interior Design. Chicago: Northfield Publishing, 2004. Living Word Community Church, York, PA, Lent booklet. Mellin, Laurel. “Taking Out Your Emotional Trash,” The Soul/Body ...

Taking Out Your Emotional Trash

What needs to grow and what needs to go? Licensed psychologist and author Georgia Shaffer asks women this vital question as she encourages them to recognize and let go of the unhealthy, toxic emotions and lies they hold onto and replace them with godly truths. With a strong biblical foundation, Shaffer offers encouragement, insightful questions, practical steps, and personal prayers to help readers release destructive guilt and insecurities by embracing their value in God reduce anxiety by addressing their deepest fears with God's wisdom experience greater intimacy and honesty in their relationships increase their physical energy and spiritual peace in God's strength turn from unrealistic expectations toward realistic expectations and positive goals Readers will discover hope and renewal as they watch God transform their trash into treasure through His mighty grace.

Being the Church

So objective criteria were established to indicate exactly what it is that constitutes ecclesial beauty. everything ... (2 Chr 3:6–7) So these special, sacred spaces created by god's people as a place for his enduring manifestation were ...

Being the Church

If the divine liturgy really is as beautiful as we claim, wouldn’t more people attend? Wouldn’t the church grow? Driven by our desire for growth, we count, we analyze, we make charts, and we strategize, but often with few discernible results. That is probably the result of focusing on secondary aspects of church life. As we know, the very existence of a church is a gift of God’s presence and not the result of any particular actions taken by human beings. For that reason, church is primarily about being something rather than doing or achieving something. So the growth of the church is not reflected in ever-increasing numbers, dollars, and activities, but rather in steadily growing conformity to the divine ideal. So in order to evaluate ecclesial growth, we will first have to ask what the church is supposed to be. One answer to that question is captured in the four marks of the church given in the creed: Oneness, Holiness, Catholicity, and Apostolicity. These four characteristics serve as a matrix or framework within which we can focus on the primary aspects of ecclesial being and help it grow and become what it was intended to be.

A Space for Grace

The Spirit constantly creates new neighbourhoods of imagination and spaces of anticipation, new pre-spaces within which ... the profound mystery of being a preacher: It is the Spirit who creates spiritual spaces, who fills places with ...

A Space for Grace

Although the act of preaching may take on various forms, Johan Cilliers ? professor in Homiletics and Liturgy at Stellenbosch University?s Faculty of Theology ? takes a look at preaching as being an event in space and time. Aesthetical-theological concepts such as space and time are innovatively combined with the sensory experiences, like preaching as hearing and as seeing. A Space for Grace truly is an inspiring aesthetic combination of academic reflection, art works and sermons.ÿ

American Sanctuary

For Cram , the power of the space implies its own sanctity , an integration of aesthetics and theology masterfully explored by ... Extending the argument to sacred spaces , those buildings and places which are unique , beautiful , and ...

American Sanctuary

This volume examines a diverse set of spaces and buildings seen through the lens of popular practice and belief to shed light on the complexities of sacred space in America. Contributors explore how dedication sermons document shifting understandings of the meetinghouse in early 19th-century Connecticut; the changes in evangelical church architecture during the same century and what that tells us about evangelical religious life; the impact of contemporary issues on Catholic church architecture; the impact of globalization on the construction of traditional sacred spaces; the urban practice of Jewish space; nature worship and Central Park in New York; the mezuzah and domestic sacred space; and, finally, the spiritual aspects of African American yard art.

Houses of God

How do we know if we have produced a sacred space ? Is the space itself sacred , or is it merely a container for sacred acts ? Can the faithful not meet the celestial in places that are poorly designed , meagerly constructed , and less ...

Houses of God

The subject of architecture for religion continues to fascinate. 'Houses of God: Religious Architecture for a New Millennium' by noted author and architect Michael J. Crosbie, demonstrates an inspiring array of gathering places for worship, collected from the USA and abroad. These projects, illustrated with superb photography and detailed plans, demonstrate how architects and congregations can work together to build places that satisfy often complex cultural and personal needs. There are churches, synagogues and temples by some of the world's leading architects, including Tadao Ando Architect and Associates, Heinz Tesar, Gould Evans and many others. AUTHOR: Michael J. Crosbie is an architect, author, journalist and teacher. He is the author of numerous books on architecture and has written for a number of journals and magazines. He is currently the assistant editor at 'Faith andamp; Form', teaches architecture at Roger Williams University and has lectured at architecture schools in North America and abroad. SELLING POINTS: - Third title in IMAGES' sell-out religious architecture series that has a captive and loyal returning audience around the world. New layout and design. - Superb colour photography captures the latest designs and renovations for over fifty churches, synagogues, temples and inter-faith centres, each drawing either from age-old tradition, or daring to chart new waters for religious expression. - Features project descriptions and many plans. - Authored by renowned author and professor Michael J. Crosbie ('Architecture for Architects', 'Architecture for the Gods I and II'), Editor-in-Chief of 'InterFaith and Form' magazine. Former editor of 'Progressive Architecture' and 'Architecture' magazines. 288 col., 58 b/w

Reformed Worship

Even the most secular people are likely to feel a sense of awe in a place such as Muir Woods, among the giant redwoods of ... 1 Sacred space and beautiful space are not the same thing, but all churches attempt to build buildings that ...

Reformed Worship

This book offers a discussion of the Reformed worship tradition, its history, theology, and rationale. The authors discuss the characteristics of Reformed worship and focus on theology and the practice of the sacraments and ordinances of the church. They provide concrete suggestions as to how this tradition can be the basis of meaningful worship in American congregations today.

Shopping Malls and Other Sacred Spaces

Putting God in Place Jon Pahl ... But the film does not suppose that any sacred place is “ revealed ” to the brothers . ... There is only an affirmation of Paul's beauty by his father in a casual household conversation .

Shopping Malls and Other Sacred Spaces

Christian historian Sidney Mead has observed: "In America space has played the part that time has played in older cultures of the world." In Shopping Malls and Other Sacred Spaces, Jon Pahl examines this provocative statement in conversation with what he calls the "spatial character" of American theology. He argues that places are always imaginatively constructed by the human beings who inhabit them. Sometimes this spatial theology works to our benefit; other times it poses spiritual risks. What happens when our banal "clothing of the sacred" violates our genuine need for comfort and intimacy? Or when we remember that the fleeting pleasures of a shopping trip or a Disneyland escape are designed to fill someone else's pocket rather than the spiritual emptiness in our own hearts? Pahl develops several ways to "clothe the divine from within the Christian tradition." He introduces a theology of place that reveals aspects of God's character through biblical metaphors drawn from physical spaces, such as the true vine, the rock, and the living water. Accessible and thought provoking, this enlightening book provides a better grasp of our particularly American way of lending religious significance to spaces of all kinds.