The Desert Sanctuary

Be Where You Are – Be Who You Are – Be at Peace

Good News:  We have a cover and we have a release date for the new book.
This is going to be a deeply transformational book for people and what Laura and I will be focused on.

Please mark your calendar for MAY 11th, and help us promote the book on opening day.  Here is the cover, hope you find it intriguing.
Come to the LAUNCH PARTY

Consider coming to the release party and online book signing…HERE

Listen to what some people are saying…

A lot of us in the desert wonder about ministry. We were always told that we needed to have a ministry. But, why do we need a ministry? Is is just a ploy to get us to do something for the organization?

One our recent discoveries is the idea of finding who we are. What if we applied this to “ministry.” What if we would focus on being who we are and let the ministry take care of itself.

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This may be a touchy subject because some people love Easter and celebrating Holy Week. This year, we wondered why we didn’t miss it? Should we feel guilty? Are we bad people?

Like most of these conversations, it started from a drive.

We respect your right to celebrate Easter the way you want? But, we hope you give us a few minutes to deconstruct how we feel about this time in the church calendar.

Karl and Laura Forehand

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  • Website: https://karlforehand.com/
  • Book: The Tea Shop
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  • Message us at any time if you have questions: karl4hand@gmail.com or Laura at lauraforehand64@gmail.com
  • Find me on Twitter
  • See our new Facebook Page: The Desert Sanctuary
  • Book, Apparent Faith: What Fatherhood Taught Me About the Father’s Heart
  • These are a few of the people that are very dear to us online. I haven’t known Aaron all that long, but his insight is impeccable. The rest of them I have have grown to love over time. They are all ex-pastors and have unique input into going through a deconstruction as a pastor.

    We talked about church, the desert, deconstruction, trauma and what’s wrong with church. I think that covers it all – you’ll have to listen.

    On this episode: Karl and Laura Forehand, Aaron Tomlinson, Jason Elam, Derrick Day and Kyle Butler

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  • 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 Twitter
  • See our new Facebook Page: The Desert SanctuaryBook, Apparent Faith: What Fatherhood Taught Me About the Father’s Heart
  • This was an off-the-cuff topic from a blog I posted on Patheos this weekend. It was about Carl Jung wrestling with his understanding of God at age 12 when he saw a vision of a giant turd coming from the throne of God and smashing the cathedral where he lived. Carl Jung has given us much to help us along in the journey, so I’m interested in what he wrestled with. Laura and I totally didn’t plan this out, even though we had to stop once and think a little about what we wanted to ask.

    Feedback on this one would be great. Go here to read the blog and comment wherever makes the most sense.

    See the links below to follow, etc. May 4th is most likely the release of Being. Hope to have a cover soon!

    Karl and Laura Forehand

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    Our views about prayer have certainly changed over the past few years. It is becoming better. It is definitely more beautiful, but it isn’t the cookie-cutter method we were handed.

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  • 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 Twitter
  • See our new Facebook Page: The Desert SanctuaryBook,
  • Apparent Faith: What Fatherhood Taught Me About the Father’s Heart
  • After I posted an article today on Patheos a comment got us thinking about something we have talked about occasionally.

    Trauma associated with deconstruction, or what we are deconstructing from can be quite real.

    Hope you enjoy the conversation.

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    Last week Steward-Allen Clark, a Missouri Pastor at a General Baptist church, was documented in a sermon recommending women be hotter to keep their husbands from looking elsewhere. There are so many things wrong with the sermon he preached which was inspired by the book His Needs / Her Needs. I am familiar with the book, but I don’t recommend it.

    We began the interview by asking Laura how this incident affected her. Then we talked about Governor Cuomo and about powerful men and what we would say to them if we got the chance.

    Please take the time to listen to this discussion. We were happy with it.

    The Patheos article. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thedesertsanctuary/

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    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

    Too Many Spiritual Directors

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    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.

    Karl and Laura Forehand

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