Entries by Beth Jarrett

sync your heart with God’s heart

Dwelling in the presence of God just makes us more open to the God surprises in each day. It moves us from an analytical, theological and intellectual approach  to a more experiential place where we can encounter God’s activity around us. In Genesis 18, Abraham receives his guests in a traditional yet authentic way. He bows low to […]

The Enchanted Forest?

Well not exactly, at least not in the way that our pop culture would describe it. Most of us are familiar with the term “enchanted forest” that appears in folklore, fairy tales and Disney movies. The idea being that the forest is where strange, magical and transformational things might occur or unusual people might appear. […]

Finding the place

Today, we may not be able fill our cars with camping gear and head for the trees when we feel overwhelmed, but we can with practice find that place of meeting within us. I’ll never forget the time we were camping in a remote town in Sicily. We were needing some rest from our work […]

driving the stakes down deep

Abraham pitched his tent near the Great trees of Mamre. He didn’t just think about a special time when he felt close to God, instead,  he literally drove his stakes down into the ground to stay a while. Sometimes in life, I feel like I am breathlessly running from one place to the next; one […]

Wondering

There are times in my life when I feel full of life and inspiration… where I feel connected to something greater than myself. That sense of connection can be directive and generative… creative fuel for this thing we do called life. There are other times when I feel stagnant, lonely, lost and disconnected. I long […]