The Spiritual Tasks Of The Homemaker

Author: Manfred Schmidt-Brabant
Editor: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 9780904693843
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What is to become of the family? What is to become of the home, which has been the foundation of society for centuries? With the birth of human individuality, our previous assumptions -- based on old cultural traditions -- increasingly need revising. All tasks and roles need to be redefined and reinterpreted. This little book is the result of a conference, led by the author, that considered how modern homemakers are to find the strength and insight to deal with their responsibilities.Schmidt-Brabant takes the point of view that the old understanding of the homemaker's role needs to be enlivened with spiritual knowledge. We can discover, for example, how to work with the non-physical aspects of the household -- its etheric and astral natures -- and with different spiritual beings connected to the home. He offers much in the way of advice and ideas, providing help for those who find it in their destiny to develop their career as a carer for home and family.

Paths Of The Christian Mysteries

Author: Virginia Sease
Editor: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 9781902636436
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Over the past decades there has been an upsurge of interest in 'the Camino', the pilgrim's route to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. But where does this fascination in the spiritual exploration of the Middle Ages come from, and what is its significance? Rudolf Steiner stated that people have a need to live not only with external history but also with the esoteric, hidden narrative that lies behind it. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is increasingly necessary for us to live consciously with this veiled history of humanity's search for communion with the divine world. It is within this context that the Camino's historic importance is re-echoed in many souls today. Based on lifelong research and contemplation, Paths of the Christian Mysteries presents a survey of extraordinary breadth and depth, taking us from the cosmic origin of the Grail Mysteries to the supersensible Michael Cultus and the Being Anthroposophia.The intervening chapters present studies of the School of Athens, early Christian art and its Gnostic impulses, the Grail Initiation in northern Spain, the role of the Cathars and Troubadours in the Manichaean stream, the Camino to Santiago de Compostela and the esoteric aspect of music for the pilgrims, the Music of the Spheres and the Elders of the Apocalypse, the Templars as emissaries of the Holy Grail, the initiations of Christian Rosenkreutz and his relation to anthroposophical art, and the early Rosicrucian impulses in America and Europe.

Homemaking As A Social Art

Author: Veronika Van Duin
Editor: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 1855844338
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In recent years, social and economic pressures have combined to affect the traditional role of the homemaker. With emphasis being placed on the world of work as opposed to the life of home, many people now struggle to fulfil several functions simultaneously. This increasingly busy and hectic climate has led to an apparent downgrading of the work of the homemaker. Taking a spiritual perspective inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, Veronika van Duin suggests that homemaking needs to be undertaken consciously as an honoured and valued task - as nothing less than a 'social art'. If we are to enjoy happy and contented family and home lives, the role of homemaker ought to be regarded highly. Without claiming that there is a blueprint for perfect homemaking, the author offers principles and observations based on a study of the seven 'life processes' and how they work on us. She addresses the significance of rhythm, relationships, artistic environment, caring, self development, and much more besides in this invaluable book.

Homemaking And Personal Development

Author: Veronika Van Duin
Editor: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 1855842122
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spacer What decides why things go well one day and badly another? The events are the same, the homemaker is the same, yet on one occasion nothing works out for her and on another everything seems miraculously to fall into place. Is there a special ingredient within us that we can tap into and cultivate to generate the longed-for equilibrium? Veronika van Duin began her career as a homemaker forty years ago. Setting out with love, enthusiasm and idealism, she soon discovered that she had no idea of the magnitude of the task, feeling herself to be 'very, very wanting'. As she writes: ...I felt guilty, pressurised and inadequate much of the time. I became increasingly conscious of my personal shortcomings. I also felt very alone, and sometimes lonely too... It is from such humbling feelings that van Duin writes, offering support and hope for fellow homemakers. She reveals the discoveries that have provided her, and many others she has taught in workshops and courses, with the basic life tools for overcoming personal hindrances.In this wonderfully uplifting book, van Duin gives exercises for restoring balance, maintaining equilibrium, discovering understanding, creating joy, validating feeling, maintaining vitality and drive, developing insight, finding freedom, and much more.

Spiritual Care And Therapy

Author: Peter L. VanKatwyk
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889204349
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Annotation Peter VanKatwyk explores spiritual care, from pastoral traditions to essential psychotherapies, in individual, couple, and family therapy, offering integrative perspectives. Therapy vignettes from multiple perspectives are included, as well as a wealth of diagrams and maps. His recognition of different helping relationships is an approach that acknowledges diversity and promotes the flexible use of multiple "selves" and their respective styles of care.

Daily Seeds From Women Who Walk In Faith

Author: Melinda Schmidt
Editor: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575674117
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Scripture encourages us to be immersed in the Word of God. We are to meditate on His law day and night. The guests of Midday Connection, Moody Broadcasting's daily radio broadcast for women, want us to do the same, and have written daily devotionals to encourage just that. Dated from January 1 through December 31, the reader can purchase throughout the year and begin on the appropriate date. Women will be enlightened by the wisdom and wit of authors and speakers such as Lisa Whelchel, Mary Hunt, Dee Brestin, Priscilla Shirer, Dannah Gresh, and more than 50 others. Includes reflective questions.

The Black Family

Author: Lee N. June
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780310455912
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In the fifteen chapters that comprise this comprehensive look at the Black family today, each of the contributors deals with an aspect of family life that pertains especially to the Black community. The topics include the extended family, single female parenting, teenagers, male-female relationships, the role of the church, pastoral counseling, marital counseling, sexuality, money management, sexual abuse, drug abuse, and evangelizing the Black male.

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author: Melissa Walker
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616688
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Volume 11 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examines the economic culture of the South by pairing two categories that account for the ways many southerners have made their living. In the antebellum period, the wealth of southern whites came largely from agriculture that relied on the forced labor of enslaved blacks. After Reconstruction, the South became attractive to new industries lured by the region's ongoing commitment to low-wage labor and management-friendly economic policies. Throughout the volume, articles reflect the breadth and variety of southern life, paying particular attention to the region's profound economic transformation in recent decades. The agricultural section consists of 25 thematic entries that explore issues such as Native American agricultural practices, plantations, and sustainable agriculture. Thirty-eight shorter pieces cover key crops of the region--from tobacco to Christmas trees--as well as issues of historic and emerging interest--from insects and insecticides to migrant labor. The section on industry and commerce contains 13 thematic entries in which contributors address topics such as the economic impact of military bases, resistance to industrialization, and black business. Thirty-six topical entries explore particular industries, such as textiles, timber, automobiles, and banking, as well as individuals--including Henry W. Grady and Sam M. Walton--whose ideas and enterprises have helped shape the modern South.

Spirituality Of Work

Author: William Droel
Editor: Acta Publications
ISBN: 9780914070740
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ACTA Publications with its motto of "Assisting Christians To Act", in collaboration with the National Center for the Laity, has published these seven booklets. Each booklet focuses on a specific profession or vocational calling, and contains interviews, reflections and personal testimonials by people engaged in that line of work.

A Godly Home

Author: Hattie R. Butts
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449770509
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Are you ready for a real challenge that offers real results? Tired of constantly looking for a refill only to feel deflated shortly after? Congratulations on taking the first step in making a positive change in your life! You could desire anything from a wide range of goals: finding a mate, getting gainfully employed, finishing your degree, eliminating debt, finding spiritual peace, or improving relationships. Whatever it is you seek in order to be content, you have the power within you to obtain it. Let's commit to the work that it takes to create the life that you've often dreamed of, once and for all. —Excerpt from chapter one A Godly Home offers six chapters for you to learn how to be happy with the family God gave you, and how to build relationships in every room of your home. Love God in the living room Love your family in the kitchen Love others in the dining room Love you in the bathroom Love your husband and your marriage in the bedroom