Author: Karl Forehand

I am a writer, podcaster, and contemplative seeker.

122 – Too Many Spiritual Directors

What is a Spiritual Director? I got together with a few of my friends that are spiritual directors to explore some topics like spiritual direction, shadow, presence and integration. Rachel Keck – rachel@mosaic-collaborative.com Kathy Leach – leachkathy58@gmail.com Christopher Eaker – ttps://www.steppingstoneslife.com/ chris.eaker@gmail.com   Website: https://karlforehand.com/ Book: The Tea Shop https://ratethispodcast.com/thedesertsanctuary Message us at any time…

121 – Karl and Laura – The Bible

Listen to us have an unscripted conversation about the B-I-B-L-E. It’s always been very important to us, but our views have changed over the years. We believe for the better.   Website: https://karlforehand.com/ Book: The Tea Shop https://ratethispodcast.com/thedesertsanctuary Message us at any time if you have questions: karl4hand@gmail.com or Laura at lauraforehand64@gmail.com Find me on…

120 – Karl and Laura – Out into the Desert

Our discussion about the release of the e-book, now offered free on the website. Find the e-book https://karlforehand.com/books-by-karl-forehand This conversation, like the e-book, is somewhat vulnerable. Support us on Patreon  *   The Desert Sanctuary Website Karl Forehand is a former pastor, podcaster, and award-winning author. His books include Apparent Faith: What Fatherhood Taught Me About…

119 – Karl and Laura – What is Focusing?

Focusing helps us feel what we are feeling and shift that part of us that hold the trauma. That may not be the best definition, but this conversation will help explain focusing from our experience and our experience focusing with others. Image by: Photo by Godisable Jacob from Pexels Dr. Paul’s HCS Focusing Page See below for all…

118 – Karl and Laura – Willful Ignorance

This morning I wrote about something I have been thinking about for a while. Too much of our society is certain about their ambiguity and unwilling to open up to new things they don’t already know. It’s not about intelligence, it’s about willful ignorance. To see the original article, go to Patheos Image by Photo…

117 – Karl and Laura – Community

Today, we sat down to talk about Community. By far, when people talk about why we should participate in organized religion, they tell us we need community. But Do we really find community at church?What is real community?Can you find commuity online?What is the Desert Sanctuary Community online? Image by Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Website: https://karlforehand.com/…

116- Karl and Laura – The Main Thing

This a a pretty real, unrehearsed conversation in our study / office that talked about: Current Events: The Insurrection at the Capitol What is the Main Thing we learned in church and is that valid. What are our main things for the New Year. What is focusiing and how have we been using that? blog_subscription_form]…

115 – Alana Levandoski – Ring Out, Wild Bells!

See More Information from Alana below:Greetings, and happy New Year!My name is Alana Levandoski, and I composed the music to this Tennyson poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, published in 1850. It is from a requiem entitled In Memoriam, written for his sister’s fiancé, who died very suddenly that year.  I am a song and chant writer who has…