The Desert Sanctuary

Spirit * Soul * Body

  Elaine is a blogger and podcaster at The Prodigal Daughter , a place to encourage women to be bold, strong, brave, and fearless leaders.  Her mission is equipping women with the tools to to step out of the shadows and pursue their God-given callings and chase after their dreams.  She also co-hosts the Reckless …

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Two of my best friends happen to be contemplative — Sharon Viatori and Kathy Leach.  I am so glad they were willing to talk with me about what it means to be a contemplative companion.  What is it about these ancient practices that find their way into the present. Take a breath – breath in, …

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The events in the Tea Shop were hard to put in chronological order, but I think it happened just after we began to share tea and before his wife brought out the food.  He just stood up and began demonstrating what Tanya described as part of his “practice.”  To be clear, he wasn’t describing his …

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The old wisdom used to be, “Don’t ever talk about religion and politics.” That’s still probably good advice for me and my mother.  It only leads to trouble.  But, my children are different. For whatever reason, they have quite a bit to say about religion and politics.  Since I was a pastor, we tried to …

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