The Faithnetworker Newsletter
Vol. 2. No. 5, June 24, 2001
New body, mind and spirit retreat to be held at SEJ/Lake Junaluska,
July 1-4, 2001
July 16-20, 2001
July 29-August 1, 2001
The Intentional Growth Center, located on the grounds of the Southeastern
Jurisdictional Headquarters at Lake Junaluska, NC is sponsoring a new
program called SACRED FITNESS, the renewal of body, mind, and spirit.
The leader of this new program is John Ranello, a nationally known fitness
instructor and spiritual leader. John has been a fitness instructor for
over 25 years and has worked with Richard Simmons, Jack Lalane, and Zig
Zigler. He is the author of the upcoming book “The Sacred Circle,
Finding My Way Back Home to God.” The program consists of three
segments: The fitness portion emphasizes walking, flexibility, strength
training, and core strength. The mind portion includes storytelling to
teach Christian values of inclusion, forgiveness and non-judgment.
For more info: http://www.faithnet.org/bulletinboard.htm
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How Do I Know What to Do?
Mark Sibley Jones
Some of life's most significant tasks come with no instruction book
or manual whatsoever. My child came with no manual, for example. Sure,
there are plenty of books and articles on parenting, but none on how
to parent MY child. No child fits the book.
Some folks seek a rule for every occasion, as if a tried-and-true approach
exists for all of life's issues. The rest of us do our best with reason
What of the Bible? Isn't it a law book? Sure, the Bible has many laws
and principles. But, more so, it is a collection of the experiences of
persons who had to live life with the same struggles as you and I. For
instance, Moses taught us to stone our rebellious children . . . and
while that may be an appealing thought at times, most of us agree it
is a bit extreme in our day and age. In our day, many parents are more
concerned about their children getting stoned in a different sense of
What Jesus promised his disciples was not a published guide, such as
Life for Dummies, but a presence, "another Counselor to be with
you forever--the Spirit of truth" (John 14:16-17). With such a dynamic
relationship to the divine, we are free to live creatively, imaginatively,
and passionately because our hope, faith and desire have become a significant
aspect of the formula of living.