The Desert Sanctuary

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

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. 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 …

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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. Website: https://karlforehand.com/ Book: The Tea Shop https://ratethispodcast.com/thedesertsanctuary Message us at any time if you have questions: …

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We were blessed to be able to talk again with Seth Price, host of the popular podcast “Can I Say This at Church?”  Seth has become a friend to me over the past year.  Laura and I enjoyed our talk and I think you will too! You can find Seth online at:  https://www.canisaythisatchurch.com/ Check out …

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Recently, I was able to talk to Mark Karris about prayer and other interesting things.  He is the author of the book, “Divine Echoes: Reconciling Prayer with the Uncontrolling Love of God.”  I think you will enjoy this conversation. Mark is a licensed marriage and family therapist, ordained pastor, theologian, husband, recording artist, and worship …

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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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As I write this, my youngest child will be twenty-two tomorrow.  It’s hard to believe, I remember when she was three years old and for the first time used a big girl word in a sentence. A couple of months ago, she gave birth to her son Jackson.  He was born 8 weeks premature by c-section …

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Laura and I both have different histories and came from churches that felt differently about liturgy — hers was for it, mine was against it.  Regardless, both of us agreed that our prayer life had become almost non-existent (or, at the least, ineffective).  We mostly only prayed when we were desperate or emotional.  Even though …

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