Spirituality for a Busy World

Life is busy and getting busier.  Spirituality for Busy World is designed for busy people like you. During the year we offer four, short, two-hour programs on current spiritual topics.  The format is contemplative and casual. Each presenter in his or her own style will cover a current topic with a combination of education and time for reflection.  You are encouraged to bring a journal. Other items needed to participate in the program will be provided for you.

Click HERE to register and purchase the Busy World Series for One.

Click HERE to register and purchase the Busy World Series for Two.

September 18, 2018
Racism and Our Move Toward Healing
Rev. Dr. Clay Brantley
10 a.m. to Noon | Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road, Dallas, 75229

Racism is the original sin the US has never confessed. The effects of this unconfessed sin we continue to see in our society today and in our spiritual life. We carry it in the depth of our souls. It affects our interactions with one another, especially those who are different than us. We see it in the evening news, in the anger deep within some of us, in the walls we build or want to build. Many of us want to look away from racism and hope it  will go away but it will not.

Click HERE to learn more about Clay and to register for his talk.

November 13, 2018
Circles of Trust and the Spiritual Journey
Debra Cook
10 a.m. to Noon | Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road, Dallas, 75229

The Spiritual Journey is all about learning to recognize and live out of our true selves, or as Parker Palmer would say, learning to live an undivided life, a life in which our frontstage story is in sync with our backstage story. Teilhard de Chardin, the great 20th century Jesuit paleontologist, would say God’s grace and the divine milieu in which we live and move and have our being is always urging us toward more self-awareness and development so we can better serve the Body of Christ. A Circle of Trust, based upon the work of Parker Palmer, is a mechanism for helping us do the work of looking deeply within ourselves and discovering our true motivations, attitudes, desires and fears. It is work that can only be done alone but which can better happen in community, a special kind of community that knows how to welcome the shy soul and provide it with a safe space so we can hear its voice.

Join us as we experience a Circle of Trust and practice the paradox of “being alone together,” of being present to one another as a “community of solitudes.”

Click HERE to learn more about Debra and to register.

JANUARY 22, 2019
The forever letter
reigina hunt
10 a.m. to Noon | Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road, Dallas, 75229

Inspired by a medieval Jewish tradition the Forever Letter is a spiritual practice of connecting with those we love in the hope that what we share of ourselves, our love, wisdom and values, will remain a part of the recipient.  Writing the letter begins with deep self-reflection on what matters most to us.  In the words of William Wordsworth, “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” 

To whom would YOU write these letters?  Join us to learn more about this practice of sharing yourself with God and with your loved ones.

Click HERE to learn more about Regina and her talk.

April 2, 2019
The Labryrinth: Spiritual Wisdom and Practice
Dr. Nancy Jagmin
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
14115 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, 75244

Whether you are a veteran labyrinth walker or have never experience the labyrinth, you are welcome to a morning of reflection and meditation.  The labyrinth is an ancient symbol which has been used as a contemplative prayer tool for centuries.  Learn about the history of the labyrinth and how this walking meditation experience may enrich your spiritual journey.  As part of the program, you will have an opportunity to walk the indoor Chartres-style labyrinth available in the gathering space of the Church of the Transfiguration.

Click HERE to learn more about Nancy and her talk.