This article by Mollee Reitz, from Building Faith, presents a holistic view of wellness, and offers a four part definition of wellness. The article includes guidelines for discussing wellness in churches, and common misconceptions about wellness. “It’s about filling our cup so that we have enough liquid to pour into others.” The theme of wellness connects to our 2023 theme for the Christian Education Network “It is Well with my Soul.” The article could be a way to begin a faith-based discussion of a topic that is sometimes neglected.
This site offers spiritual guidance for anyone seeking a path to God with helpful resources for various forms of prayer and meditation. It offers a free e-newsletter featuring prayers, reflections, and tools for the journey. The prayer section features how, where, and when to pray, fixed hour prayers from The Divine Hours, guided prayers, and prayers for daily living. Oasis: A Place to Meditate provides a structure for meditation with art, music, poetry, and reading.
This article offers a guide to passage meditation, paying careful, prayerful attention to the words of the passage themselves. It includes passages from eight different faith traditions, including Psalm 23 and The Prayer of St. Francis. The steps outlined enhance the spiritual content of the words to provide a deep meditative experience. The Spirituality and Practice site contains an extensive library of print and digital resources, based on the work of Frederick and Mary Ann Brussat. The Brussats have written about spiritual themes, practices is daily life, and contemporary culture for 50 years.