Some Comfort and Joy
Encouragement & Inspiration in Every Season
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Welcome to Some Comfort & Joy
Our bodies are amazing. And they are also fragile and frail. They are miraculous and intricate. While we expect health and well-being, the reality of living (and aging) is that there are glitches, injuries, malfunctions, and illnesses. It is only through our bodies that we are able to experience the world.
Turns out, our bodies are temporal.
As a woman raised in western culture, I have been taught that my body is something to control, contort and change. As a woman raised within the rise of purity culture, I have been taught my body is tempting, sinful and bad.
Turns out, neither of these messages are biblical.
Over the next few weeks, we will reflect on the ways that body image, chronic pain and aging are part of what it means to exist as a human being. We will think together about what it means to be fearfully and wonderfully made, even if our treasure is in clay jars. And we will explore practices that nurture and value the good gifts of an embodied existence.
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Thank you for joining us for our series focused on our embodied existence. If this emphasis was particularly meaningful for you, we’d love to know. Please send us an email or comment. Your feedback helps inspire and shape our future offerings. As we move into summer mode with our families, we will be taking a…
Embodied Existence: A Blessing
A poem by Late Night Epiphanies caught my attention one afternoon while I was scrolling through social media. It was a beautiful reflection of appreciation for all that the sister-authors had penned. Not only did it foster appreciation for all my body has endured and enabled me to enjoy, but it sparked my own creativity. …
Joy for your Body: Movement
“ Meanwhile, Jesus would slip away to deserted places and pray.” -Luke 5:16 It’s not always what you do but how you do it. As someone who struggles with how to actually implement self-care this idea has helped me understand in a new way. For me, exercise has been a concrete example to practice self-care. …