Holiness in our Midst

Note: Holiness in Our Midst: Sharing Our Stories to Encourage and Heal is a monthly online feature created by Janis Pyle to facilitate sharing of our personal experiences, thoughts, beliefs, and spiritual practices with one another, especially through stories. Barriers are broken down when we begin to see all persons, even those with whom we disagree ideologically, as sacred and constantly attended to by a loving Creator. Each column is accompanied by a “story circle” prompt and study guides for personal and group reflection. To share your stories, contact Hannah Button-Harrison at communications@nplains.org. Janis Pyle can be reached at janispyle@yahoo.com.

Click below to study each session:

Session 1: On Prayer

Session 2: On Loss

Session 3: On ‘Keepsake’ Letters

Session 4: On The Nativity

Session 5: On Dreams

Session 6: On Scriptures

Session 7: On Beloved Belongings

Session 8: Words To Live By

Session 9: Holy Moments

Session 10: Table Graces

Session 11: On Childhood Games

Session 12: Time of Day

Session 13: On Grace

Session 14: On Hands

Session 15: On Sacred Space

Session 16: On Christmas Carols

Session 17: On Small Changes

Session 18: On Friends

Session 19: On Blessings

Session 20: On Legacies

Session 21: On Entering Heaven

Session 22: On Road Trips

Session 23: On Comfort Food

Session 24: On Time Travel

Session 25: On Causes

Session 26: On Comfort Zones

Session 27: On Quiet Places

Session 28: On Gifts to Jesus

Session 29: On a Word-for-the-Year

Session 30: On Home

Session 31: On Tables

Session 32: On Names

Session 33: On Mothers

Session 34: On Fathers

Session 35: On Changing the World

Session 36: On Gardens

Session 37: On Current Reads

Session 38: On Seasons

Session 39: On Holiday Traditions

Session 40: On First Steps

Session 41: On Jesus’ Questions

Session 42: On Hymns

Session 43: On Artworks

Session 44: On The Lord’s Prayer

Session 45: On Trees

Session 46: On Being Lost and Found

Session 47: On Lost Places

Session 48: On Musical Instruments

Session 49: On Autumn Memories

Session 50: Home Places

Session 51: On Wise Persons

Session 52: On Keeping Christmas

Session 53: On Picturing Heaven