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Our Healers’ Path Class is Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2019 – NHM Ministrants, a division of Elfenworks Productions LLC, is pleased to announce the release of our e-class Journey Along The Healers’ Path – Discovering and Nurturing Your Inner Healer.  The class is now available through the worldwide learning platform Udemy.com.    Helpful to anyone interested in growing their […]

August 1, 2019 in Edify by

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How2: Cook a Honey Cake for Rosh Hashanah

Here’s our tasty recipe for the traditional honey cake of Rosh Hashanah, the birthday of the universe, the head of the Jewish year.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Gather and mix dry ingredients:  2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda spices: 1/4 tsp cinnamon; 1/4 tsp nutmeg; 1/4 tsp ginger Gather […]

September 20, 2018 in How2 by

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How2: Walk a Labyrinth

Walking a labyrinth is a time-honored, Christian spiritual practice. As demonstrated in the short video below, pilgrims often remove their shoes as they are invited to leave worldly thoughts behind, journeying along a winding path towards the center, symbolically going deeper. After a time at the center, they can carry away something of God, for […]

September 14, 2017 in How2 by

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How2: Start a Wellness Ministry

“And He sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal.”  – Luke 9:2 Is your congregation prayerfully considering starting a wellness ministry? It’s not that difficult to do. Before you bring in a minister in this capacity, consider your vision and purpose. Write a purpose statement, formalizing the vision in action. […]

September 9, 2017 in How2 by

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Happy Baptism Renewal Day

“Remember your baptism and be thankful!” Happy Sunday!  This Sunday is traditionally held as the day where Christian baptism is remembered.   Of course, many who are baptized as babies likely won’t remember back that far.  Fear not, because thinking back on the moment itself isn’t necessary. Today, the point is to dwell in that special […]

January 10, 2016 in Edify by

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How2: Spiritual Assessment in 3 Easy Steps. With Video!

Accurate assessment (or evaluation) is an essential first step in providing care… whether as an official ministrant or unofficially, as a caring friend. It helps you know where to help, by figuring out what area is really troubling someone.  Watch our intro video, and consider these Three Steps to Success: Step 1: Choose a Framework.  While there are […]

August 15, 2015 in How2 by

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How2: Prepare Vocally. 3 Videos from a Coach!

Not just for ministrants… this is useful for anyone in a public forum.  Learn how YOU can be more successful, when speaking in front of others. You may have worked hours on your speech or sermon.  It’s time to take it the next step. Simply invest a few minutes in these three videos from public speaking coach Richard Butterfield: Part […]

August 15, 2015 in How2 by

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How2: Creating a Wall Montage. 5 Steps with Pictures!

Do you have a collection of items that call for display, but limited wall space to give each one an individual wall? Ever tried a wall montage but been disappointed with the result? Us too! So, we asked a professional. Now, follow us as we watch an interior designer with over 25 years of experience step us through […]

August 14, 2015 in How2 by

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TBC – What it Is!

Some folks are scratching their heads, asking, “What’s TBC?”  Others haven’t heard even a whisper yet.  If you haven’t heard of TBC, you can bet that you will, at some point.  And, depending on the point of view of the writer, what you’re likely to hear will have quite a slant…  in the Bay Area, that slant might be […]

May 17, 2015 in Edify by

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Silent Night – The Unsung Verse (Sermon)

A Christmastide Sermon Burlingame United Methodist Church December 28, 2014 Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth     Listen to Sermon Here I love Christmas carols… they tell stories. We all love a good story, and one thing that sets Christmas apart is the most wonderful story, for at the heart of Christianity is a story of […]

January 10, 2015 in Edify by

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WebGem: This Present Moment, This New Year!

Our January WebGem was selected because of how much fun Rev. Keck has reminding us about life, authenticity and the story of Martha. It’s a great way to start the New Year! Grateful thanks to Rev. Dr. Jim Keck, and First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, NE for allowing us to share this sermon with you […]

January 1, 2015 in Bible Quotes & Commentary, Edify by

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WebGem: Disagreeing with Martin Luther

This WebGem was selected because of how beautifully Rev. Keck delves into this book for us. He brings in Jung, love, feminism, and awakens us to how this book – and our lives – are filled with synchronicities. Grateful thanks to Rev. Dr. Jim Keck, and First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, NE for allowing us […]

December 1, 2014 in Bible Quotes & Commentary, Edify by

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WebGem: Suffering as Poetry?!?

Our November WebGem was selected because of how beautifully Rev. Keck delves into the Book of Job – a book that delves into suffering but that can be a bit hard to interpret: Grateful thanks to Rev. Dr. Jim Keck, and First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, NE for allowing us to share this sermon on Job. […]

November 1, 2014 in Bible Quotes & Commentary, Edify, WebGems by

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Exegetical Exercise Tips

WRITTEN EXEGESIS The following outline will help you along the road to success when preparing a written exegesis (analysis, exploration) of sacred text, Healers’ Path style: STEPS STEPS FOR SUCCESS USING A “HEALER’S PATH” EXEGETICAL APPROACH TO SCRIPTURE STEP 1 Explore Make a list of all the groups of people you can label as experiencing […]

January 14, 2014 in Edify by

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Jesus, Buddha & the Cessation of Suffering

This post is part of a series on Jesus’ Teaching in Buddhist Terminology. Both Jesus and The Buddha taught about the suffering we may experience in life, and the path out of that suffering.  The Noble Eightfold Path (right view, intention, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration) is the way to liberation from suffering outlined by […]

August 26, 2013 in Edify by

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Jesus on Nonviolence

This post is not meant as a standalone, but as part of a series on Jesus’ Teaching in Buddhist Terminology. Jesus was filled with wisdom on how to walk this earth without doing harm. He lived and taught creative nonviolence and nonjudging. His message was not simply to love our friends, but our enemies. We are to love […]

August 26, 2013 in Edify, Peacemaking by

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Jesus, Buddha and Right Speech

This post is part of a series on Jesus’ Teaching in Buddhist Terminology. Both Jesus and the Buddha taught Mindful Speech, also known as right speech.  In a nutshell, the dharma of right speech is about refraining from speech that will do harm, and speaking with loving kindness. Here’s what Jesus said, recorded in the Gospel of Matthew: […]

August 26, 2013 in Edify by

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WebDef: Beatitudes – Jesus’ Eight Happinesses

Beatitude /bēˈati’to͞od/- Noun: State of supreme happiness or blessedness. In addition to teaching through is own example of loving, nonviolent service, Jesus’ main teaching came in the form of questions, parables and a few large public sermons.  The Gospel of Matthew sums up Jesus’ official teaching in The Sermon on the Mount. Inside this sermon are the […]

August 26, 2013 in Bible Quotes & Commentary, Edify, WebDefs by

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Jesus and the Dharma of Metta

This post is part of a series on Jesus’ Teaching in Buddhist Terminology. Practicing love even to those who hate you and would wish you harm… that’s what the Buddhists call Metta, or loving-kindness! Typical Buddhist Metta practice allows us to wish ourselves well as we wish others well: may I / you / friends / enemies […]

August 25, 2013 in Edify by

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Jesus in Buddhist Language

This post includes links to others in a series on Jesus’ Teaching in Buddhist Terminology. Until I am enlightened, I go for refuge to Jesus, Dharma and Sangha. With God’s grace and through the virtue I create by practicing giving and the other perfections, may I become a beacon of light to benefit all sentient beings. Jesus […]

August 23, 2013 in Edify by

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The JesusSangha

This post is part of a series on Jesus’ Teaching in Buddhist Terminology. Sangha is a Sanskrit word for a group or association  with a common purpose for gathering. That’s it. In the past, this Sanskrit  word has been used more commonly in Buddhist circles. It connotes a supportive gathering of a group on a spiritual path together. […]

August 22, 2013 in Edify by

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How2: Learn Morse Code. With PDFs

Morse Code is a system of dots and dashes that uses very little power to carry your message great distances.  It doesn’t rely on the internet. It takes very little bandwidth, so many users can share the space. When you need a reliable way of communicating across the world, Morse Code is a great choice.  That’s why mariners have relied on […]

August 18, 2013 in How2 by

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A Path to Christian Faith

Steps to Faith – want it – pray for it – study it If you would like faith but don’t know where to begin, then this is the webpage for you.  There are three simple steps to have faith: FIRST – Want it  – the first step is to want it. If you don’t want […]

November 24, 2011 in Edify by

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How2: Apologetics. 3 Easy Steps & Book List.

We all get the question: IF there’s a God and God is good, AND if God isn’t impotent, THEN why all this suffering? Standing up to these tough questions – affirming a God of love in the face of deep suffering, injustice or apparent evil – is called theodicy. Affirming a particular path to God, […]

May 14, 2010 in How2 by

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Chastity, Poverty and Obedience

Three well known vows of commitment in the church, also known as the three evangelical counsels or three counsels of perfection, are: chastity, poverty, and obedience.   This arose from Jesus’ advice to the rich person who was already following the commandments, which was enough to get into heaven. Jesus said: if you wish to be “perfect” (τελειος) sell […]

December 16, 2009 in Edify, Featured Articles by

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