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Source Taster Event

Author: hevs
09 4th, 2012

Part of what my vision is and what my job entails is to build bridges between outreach and discipleship. And while we were brainstorming last year we came up with the taster event, physician something that would allow people to come and see us in a setting that was still about the prophetic and creative ways God speaks, hospital without the barriers that church normally poses for them. We wanted to allow them space to hear more truth, viagra here explore and respond for themselves.

This idea was actually born out of an LSJ course that bombed, and we realised that the three people were not ready to take the course, but that they might have benefited from a ‘taste and see’ event. So take heart from your situation… if it has bombed, then press into God and see what amazing thing he wants to birth from the ashes… because just over two months later we ran our first taster and two of the people that came to it are still enjoying their discipleship journey with us.

So I can’t take credit for what was a group revelation: that spiritual searchers love going to workshops, so to have a choice of two workshops as the first part of the event. Then to have the second part be ‘stations’ with a background of soaking music, preferably live, with a creativity station and maybe live art going on where people can play with pastels or paint activations. We made a soaking area with two large rugs and cushions and meditation postcards, and we had appointments available for people who wanted healing, prophecy, dreams etc. We had a cafe option for people who want to chat and are verbal processors, but this is best kept as far away from the soaking area so as not to disturb those there.

Here are some photos of the taster we had on Monday night:

 



09 4th, 2012

My lovely friend Aline has helped me out this week with art at the taster event we ran and also at the psychic fair yesterday… I am really blessed that she managed to fit me in between her Bethel globetrotting as she is off to New Zealand on Tuesday with Theresa Dedmon! I had asked her to paint live during the taster event and here is what she made:

Aline wrote: “Goldfish grow to the size of their environment. If you remain inside a glass bowl, ed however beautiful, medicine you limit your potential to grow to the extent of its influence and opportunities. There are moments when for whatever reason the ‘bowl’ you are in is rocked and a tipping point is created inviting you to take a leap out of your current situation or way of thinking and into what is beyond. What lies outside is often unknown but the momentum you carry with you as you jump creates life. Many of us have unfulfilled promises in our lives that are waiting for us to cease the moment so that they can be fulfilled. The question is will we recognize the opportunity when the tipping point comes and jump!”



St Andrews Outreach

Author: hevs
08 3rd, 2012

As part of the creativity team, story we ran a little street festival in the town centre, in a pedestrian street. At one end we had a team of dancers with flags and drummers, then our ‘Insight’ tent offering everything from spiritual readings, cleansing and art, to healing and dream interpretation.

 

 

We had at least 63 encounters over the three days, and because we didn’t really have a time limit we went really deep with people and did a lot of inner healing appointments with people. At least two salvations and many other amazing stories!

Then next to us we had live artists from Morningstar in the U.S., Greg and Susan Card. They did a grafitti piece and invited people from the street to decorate around the lettering of the word ‘EVER’, using art tools called colour shapers. Colour shapers are rubber implements that wipe through the paint, like combs. Susan told me that you could have great conversations with people about what the word ‘ever’ means to them, and that you could prophesy to them over the mark that they make.

 

 

Then there were also people out treasure hunting, and at the other end of the street was the lovely Chris Duffet dressed in his clown clothes making balloon crowns for people. A whole street of heaven invading earth, you could feel it in the air! I have a couple more photos but mostly I was working; however it was full of colour and light and fun and freedom! Even the regular busker ended up playing ‘What A Friend We Have In Jesus’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’ on his accordion.



Source in St Andrews

Author: hevs
08 1st, 2012

I am honoured once again to be breaking ground in St Andrews:  more creativity, viagra 40mg more stretching the territory of what we do to reach spiritual seekers, anabolics more sharing the vision of how to disciple and build spiritual community with these seekers. I was honoured to once again hear Alan talk about Source from the platform, gerontologist and I am wondering… what will happen as a result? What will take place in our nation from his heart-sharing of the need for a church planting explosion? If you didn’t hear Alan McWilliam speak on Tuesday night at Clan, please get the cd…

Here is one of the paintings I created in the Atrium on Sunday and Monday, entitled ‘Explosion’, captured in haste on my mobile!

 

 

I think it sums up my feeling for an outward rush of energy, life, colour and light in this nation and its church!



06 14th, 2012

I have been re-reading ‘The Red Tent’ by Anita Diamant. I am always curious to see people’s creative responses to scripture, urticaria even if Idon’t agree with their perspectives. But here it appears that the research done by the author is very illuminating in her depiction of the pagan world Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph found themselves in. This is a similar picture to the one we find in the book of Daniel, and in both contexts we see that the gift of dream interpretation is used to influence the future of a ruler and his whole nation, with many benefits.

Pagan means ‘professing a polytheistic religion or any religion other than Christianity, Judaism, or Islam’ (Collins). It is practiced in Britain today, and I know that there are those reaching out with the many names of God to pagans. As I am called to work in contexts where people have faith in a variety of spiritual beings, not just paganism, I want to be applying the principles of the Bible to those contexts, and so I have been a student of dream interpretation for about 7 years now. I started off listening to teaching on tape by John Paul Jackson, and talking with those who had done his courses. Part of me came alive and my dreams started coming in glorious technicolour. I started to learn to interpret simple dreams, and did the three courses, offered by North Atlantic Dreams. Now I am working with a daughter ministry, The Dream House, run by two dear friends. I run a dream interpretation group for them and am being mentored by Heather S for a block, which is so helpful!

Interpreting dreams for others using the Ancient Hebraic method has helped others come closer to Jesus and invite Him in to their lives. I have seen people blessed, released and healed in many ways, it is an incredible privilege to be part of God at work in the world. I might share some testimonies in another post.

It challenges me to think of how Source could be applied to relating to pagans. The teacher in me suspects that there is one of the multiple intelligences I should investigate more deeply, the naturalist intelligence, and indeed I am on a journey with this. It is something that I believe is part of my inheritance as a descendant of farmers for generations, and so I will keep you posted on what the journey brings!

I guarantee that there will be fun, otolaryngologist
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challenge and hard work.

I will encourage you to explore the person you were created to be, case as well as creativity in its widest sense.

I will create a balance between training and practical activation in the following and more: physical and inner healing, prophecy, dream interpretation, spiritual art, massage, evangelism to new age and others, love languages and learning styles, types of discipleship and how to teach effectively.

Are you up for it?

Email me on heather@sourcelife.net!



05 27th, 2012

I have been re-reading ‘The Red Tent’ by Anita Diamant. I am always curious to see people’s creative responses to scripture, look even if Idon’t agree with their perspectives. But here it appears that the research done by the author is very illuminating in her depiction of the pagan world Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph found themselves in. This is a similar picture to the one we find in the book of Daniel, and in both contexts we see that the gift of dream interpretation is used to influence the future of a ruler and his whole nation, with many benefits.

Pagan means ‘professing a polytheistic religion or any religion other than Christianity, Judaism, or Islam’ (Collins). It is practiced in Britain today, and I know that there are those reaching out with the many names of God to pagans. As I am called to work in contexts where people have faith in a variety of spiritual beings, not just paganism, I want to be applying the principles of the Bible to those contexts, and so I have been a student of dream interpretation for about 7 years now. I started off listening to teaching on tape by John Paul Jackson, and talking with those who had done his courses. Part of me came alive and my dreams started coming in glorious technicolour. I started to learn to interpret simple dreams, and did the three courses, offered by North Atlantic Dreams. Now I am working with a daughter ministry, The Dream House, run by two dear friends. I run a dream interpretation group for them and am being mentored by Heather S for a block, which is so helpful!

Interpreting dreams for others using the Ancient Hebraic method has helped others come closer to Jesus and invite Him in to their lives. I have seen people blessed, released and healed in many ways, it is an incredible privilege to be part of God at work in the world. I might share some testimonies in another post.

It challenges me to think of how Source could be applied to relating to pagans. The teacher in me suspects that there is one of the multiple intelligences I should investigate more deeply, the naturalist intelligence, and indeed I am on a journey with this. It is something that I believe is part of my inheritance as a descendant of farmers for generations, and so I will keep you posted on what the journey brings!



Reading

Author: hevs
05 11th, 2012

I love when people make the Word of God come to life, rubella and bed that into transformation that is real. My husband is one of those people, cialis and I love how God uses his analytical, information pills strategic left-brain thinking to release the kingdom. Another brilliant theologian, that I think has so much to say to those of us concerned with fulfilling the Great Comission, is John Drane.

Given that recent research shows that 40% of the population could be considered spiritual seekers, I would highly recommend the following books by John. ‘What is the New Age saying to the Church?’ and ‘Do Christians Know How to be Spiritual?’ are both excellent, challenging and very helpful books from an academic who writes in a clear and insightful way. Grounded in research and personal practical experience, I would ask anyone involved in Source to read them and discuss them.

Let me know what you think! I believe your life will be the richer for it!



05 3rd, 2012

Here is my favourite playlist at the moment! All available on iTunes, viagra buy except for Selah which is free from Misty Edwards homepage.

Allan McKinlay  Intimacy – When God Speaks
Ryan Gilpin     The Place of Springs – Into The River (Devotional Rescue Series)
Eric Terlizzi    Your Heart – In The Stillness
Marcus Meier    One Spirit – You Take My Breath Away
Rivertribe        Largo – Radiate
Ryan Gilpin    White As Snow  – Into The River
Garrett Viggers  More Love More Power – Thin Places
Ruth Fazal        Longing – Deep Unto Deep
Misty Edwards  Selah – Limited Edition
I have tried to include a variety of instruments, styles, and moods. I use these tracks on the Source course and events, and watch as God moves throught them, bringing healing and transformation.

Although I have been practicing the art of soaking for a few years, I have been really exploring music for this type of meditation lately. Soaking is a wonderful metaphor for immersing yourself in the love of God. My favourite thing to do is grab a quilt and a cushion and lie on the sofa, which I used to do when my kids had their afternoon naps. I knew that whatever dishes and cooking and laundry had to be done, it was not worth it on a personal level to miss this out. And my family benefited from not having a cranky mum.

I would throw on a CD of music, not the loud bouncy sort I often favour at other times, but peaceful, calming, relaxing music. And I would picture myself in the embrace of the Father, the perfect, kind, gentle Daddy. I would receive the waves of love that came with every pulse of his heartbeat, and breathe in the refreshing of His Spirit.

In the beginning I favoured the ‘I Am’ CD from John Paul Jackson, where he reads out 365 different names and attributes of God, and often I would use music with lyrics, like Misty Edwards and her ‘Relentless’ album. These and others blessed me deeply!

Now I am exploring all kinds of lyric-less music, as it encourages me to a different place spiritually. No longer am I focused on the language centre of my brain, but it takes me to a place of being, an awareness of my heart and spirit communicating and receiving love.

 



Taster Days

Author: hevs
04 28th, 2012

 

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as part of a very useful brainstorming session, our group came up with the idea of  a taster day (or afternoon as it turned out). We had looked at how seekers very often go to workshops and days like this, and thought it would be a useful way to help them see if they wanted to go on the course. They could catch a flavour of what we were about, and actually engage in responding to Jesus for themselves, whether through art, journalling, soaking or chatting in the coffee zone.

We had a short talk on what the course was about, introducing the basics about Jesus, and an activation through drawing. Then we offered two workshops on hand massage and engaing with your dreams as well as a time they could receive prophecy and prayer for healing, or be free to respond through the art, live soaking music and journalling.

 

The next taster is on Monday night in Kilwinning, with a similar format.



Exciting news!

You are invited to a training day for the course ‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’, information pills which will take place in Whiteinch, cure Glasgow, on Sunday 8th January from 10.30am – 4pm. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch with you. There is no charge for the day, but an offering will be taken for the ministry. I am really excited about what God is doing with the spiritually hungry in our generation, and the tools that he is releasing to gather the harvest in!

We will meet initially at the Whiteinch Centre, Northinch Court, G14 0UG for a time of worship, and then the remainder of the training will take place at Whiteinch Burgh Halls, 35 Inchlee Street, G14 9QG .

Training Outline:
Source vision and values
How to engage with the diversity of spiritual seeker culture
Biblical principles and strategies of the ‘LSJ’ course
Lunch
Communication skills
How to be church for spiritual seekers
Q and A
Prayer and ministry time


There are also invitation flyers available for the next ‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ course, which is running on Wednesday nights in Whiteinch in Jan/Feb. If you or someone you know could be interested, please take some and come and have a chat with me.

For more information, please see www.sourcelife.net.

Please RSVP to book your space and I look forward to seeing you there!