Posts by Body Oak Cliff

Hear the Message of the Birds

In the trees nearby, the birds make their nests and sing. – Psalm 104:12 (GNT) This past Sunday, I started the day with a cup of coffee and a porch sit. Of the many things for which I am grateful in the new house on Burlington, one is that it has a great front yard…

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Vulnerability: For Me, AND for You

Vulnerability is the only bridge to build connection. – Brené Brown I recently started seeing a counselor every week. It was time. Since Laura’s death, I’ve sought support from numerous sources: friends and family, meditation and other spiritual practices, a grief support group, and off and on, seeking professional help. Overall, I’ve been doing pretty…

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Parenting Seminars

Body Oak Cliff offers seminars designed to provide support for parents and their children. These materials are adapted from our Faithwalking process and include simple tools that lead to lasting transformation. So far we have tackled the topics of “Shame” and “Cleaning Up Messes” (see below for the resources from these seminars). If you’re interested in…

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12 Days Oak Cliff

Vision: For many in our community, this is anything but the most wonderful time of the year. “12 Days Oak Cliff” is our way of broadening the giving spirit to include more neighbors than ever. Join us as we share blessings, highlight the important work of local nonprofits, and spread holiday cheer with neighbors in…

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Mission:Possible

Developed by Matryoshka Haus, our friends and collaborators in the UK, Mission:Possible challenges multiple participant groups to take a set of “dealt” resources and to create their team’s project for the most transformative or creative solution to a complex social problem.  Groups play against each other to come up with the most transformative or creative…

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Keeping Transformation Alive

  Recognizing that transformation has a half-life, we offer multiple half-day retreats each year for those that have finished the 6-month Faithwalking journey.  Recent topics include exploring our view of God, living into a “breathe in, breathe out” lifestyle, and countering the toxic power of shame. View of God Breathe In, Breathe Out  

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All Things New

  Traditionally, the 40 days following Mardi Gras and leading up to Easter Sunday are known as Lent. For some, the season connotes a self-restraint, denial, and asceticism. Mardi Gras is the party, Lent is the penitence. At last, that’s the common narrative. But what if both Mardi Gras and Lent were two sides of…

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