Clear up confusion between forgiveness and reconciliation to gain some freedom to forgive!
Christine Hall’s Blog
Blackberries & Burning Bushes: The Holy in the Ordinary
Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries…
—From ‘Aurora Leigh’ Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
Ministry and Money: A Trusty Boat
Floating a little ministry boat is an adventure in trust. Might you be drawn to help with funding a new approach to upholding my Spirit-led efforts?
Forgiveness: Stories to Tell
Like a birth announcement, there are stories to tell of how “Forgiveness: Freed to Love,” Chris Hall’s new Pendle Hill Pamphlet, came to be.
Enneagram: Coming Home
How might the Enneagram help us come home to self and Spirit?
Enneagram: Helpful Quaker Baggage II
Quaker spirituality brings process and integration to the Enneagram.
Enneagram: Helpful Quaker Baggage
Quaker spirituality brings helpful baggage to Enneagram exploration.
Enneagram: Not a Test
My approach to the Enneagram avoids tests. What am I suggesting then? Why does it matter?
Bridges to Faithful Action
Life-giving intentions serve as a kind of bridge between our lived reality and our values or ideals. Like a bridge, we’re on one side of a crossing; we can see the far side. Intentions offer solid support for steps forward.
Centered in Spirit
Part 1 of 2 reflections on intentions for a committed spiritual life: A life centered in the Divine is like a planet in secure orbit, always oriented around the Spirit. Core intentions toward a life-centered in God will redirect us toward inner attentiveness, openness, trust, and letting go.
Better Uses of Solitude
Pondering solitude, I’ve remembered that “alone” isn’t the same as “lonely.” Solitude can be lonely, and through the pandemic we’ve learned far too much about suffering through loneliness. But this week, I’m engaging solitude more as intentional seclusion, a retreat, a withdrawal for re-collection.