Open Hands, Willing Hearts – Online

January 10, 2016 - February 14, 2016

Open Hands, Willing Hearts – Online


Embodying God’s Love in the World

Why am I here?  What is mine to do? Who am I called to be? And what can I contribute and offer to the world?

This Lent, journey with Patience Robbins for this 6 session eCourse series, January 10 to February 14, 2016.

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Act justly,
Love tenderly and
Walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

Recognizing and living into one’s call is a lifelong process of discernment. In this six-week class, Patience Robbins and Margaret Pfeil will invite you to look at your life, no matter what age, and notice your unique contribution to God’s vision.

Through storytelling and sharing of their experience, the leaders will help renew your appreciation of your life and cultivate your attention, receptivity and responsiveness to how the Spirit is leading and guiding from within, through nature, and through the people who mentor and inspire you. They will help you attend to what gets in the way of being open and discerning and claim how the Spirit leads you to live an authentic life.

Each week will include experiential exercises, reflection questions and resources to assist this six-week journey.  The audio teachings, downloadable reflection questions, and resource links can be accessed at any time during the six weeks. The online course space provides opportunities for journaling and shared reflection with other participants through a simple, secure, members-only web space.

Dates: 6 session series – January 10 to February 14, 2016.
Time: Flexible; weekly course material may be accessed at any time
There will be 2 conference calls during the 6 session series.
Place: Shalem’s members only Contemplative-Living website—
the week before the course begins, you will be sent an e-mail to set up your profile on this site.
Leader: Patience Robbins with significant contributions by Margaret Pfeil
Patience is a graduate of Shalem’s Spiritual Guidance Program and has been a spiritual director for over 20 years.  A member of Shalem’s adjunct staff since 1997, she was the Director of Shalem’s Personal Spiritual Deepening Program from 2003-08.  She is the author of the booklet, Parenting: A Sacred Path.
Cost: $75

Technical requirements: Google Chrome or Firefox browsers strongly recommended.  Biweekly e-mails connect you to the course website after you set up your profile in week prior to course start date.  Adjust your email spam filters to receive emails from [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before the course start date. Teachings are hosted by YouTube.  Weekly reflection questions are offered for download viewing and printing. Prayerful technical assistance is offered via email.

For further information:  Contact [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (301-897-7334)