We are Body Oak Cliff!

empowering you to embody God's love in the everyday

Embodying the Love of God

What do we mean by "embodying love"?

And why does it matter?

Empowering You in the Everyday

Where do you feel stuck today?

Let's take a step forward together.

"The work of Body Oak Cliff has given me ways to look
at my life and the habits that were forming my way of living.

     This has allowed me to do some of the harder soul-work
that it’s easy to neglect when serving others."


FATHER PAUL WHEATLEY
St. Augustine's Episcopal

"My entire household functions at a higher level

thanks to the work I've done through Body Oak Cliff."  


RACHEL KRAMER
Mentoring Coordinator | Mercy Street

"My journey of self-awareness and of learning

how to live a fully-alive life has only just begun...

   ...but my heart has surely been radically changed!"


JESSE BARTLETT
Teacher | The Kessler School

Reflections & Stories

Moving Toward Suffering

By Deborah Pulis | March 27, 2018

Over spring break, I got to go on vacation with Joel’s family. We stayed in a whimsical cottage outside of Wimberley, and for the most part had a lovely time. The second night, however, we heard a scream from the loft upstairs. Grace had been practicing a dance on the slick wood floors and had…

Acceptance & Vulnerability

By Deborah Pulis | March 2, 2018

The Fear of Being Seen One of my oldest, strongest longings is the desire to be deeply known. This might surprise people who knew me as a child, because I was very reserved in most settings and rarely offered up information about myself. In fact, the thought of drawing people’s attention terrified me. I read…

When Encouragement Doesn’t Work: A Story of Shame

By Deborah Pulis | February 9, 2018

 If you follow our blog, then you’ve heard about the transition we’re currently walking through at Body Oak Cliff. (If you missed it – read about Joel’s departure here.) As you can probably imagine, this change has stirred up a lot for me – grief about not working as closely with Joel, insecurity about my…