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On some of our more recent Weekly Breathers, we have been opening our hearts to contemplation and connection with God using art. Today, Winfield Bevins shares with us an ancient method he found that helps his soul connect with our Creator God: iconography.

In many Christian ministry circles, people believe that in order to serve God, we have to sacrifice ourselves and "burn out or rust out." Elizabeth Peterson shares her journey of learning good self care and five core truths she has learned in the process.

We often pretend that we know what is going on in the life of the church, but somewhere deep inside, we are wondering what in the world Lent is anyway! Patricia Taylor explains what this season of the church is, and why our souls desperately need what Lent has to offer.

So often, we focus on celebrating all the really big victories and blessings in life--birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, births, etc. What about all the little victories and blessings we experience on a daily basis? Why does it matter that we celebrate these things? Chassity Neckers shares what celebrating really means and why it is so essential to celebrate all that God has done, whether it seems big or not.

Sometimes our busyness is a way of not dealing with other things, but it can also isolate us and make us lonely. Is God calling you to make space? Karen Vine shares how God called her to make space for a purpose--to welcome other women--and how that turned into a community for herself and others.

Could something in your life burn the house down? Marilyn Elliott reflects on candles, our lives, and the issue of staying safe and taking risks.

What does your Christmas look like? Is it looking similar to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation? Kathy Milans shares a sanity-restoring reminder of what Christmas is really all about.

How can we choose the perfect gift to give someone special? Marilyn Elliott shares wisdom on the greatest gift of all: the giving of self!

We always hear that it is not good to air your dirty laundry. But, what do you do when someone offers to wash it for you? Patricia Taylor tells the story of how a neighbor's offer of incarnational love taught her to allow others into the not-so-clean parts of her life and how we are made for community.

Today, we interrupt our regularly scheduled weekly breather to honor one who has paved the way for many to be saved, many to be healed, and many to be discipled. In light of Sunday being All Saints' Day, we would like to take a moment and tell you about one of those saints. With this post, we begin our Legacy of Faith series.

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