What can happen when the WORD is embodied?
One day in 2009, I was walking around the living room of a potential apartment, praying to see if it was the one I should take. As I began to dance out my prayers I was swept into a spiritual experience. God was showing me about His WORD--that it is fire and life, nourishing food, water, a sharp sword, light, sweet like honey, wisdom, that it sets people free and heals them, it communicates, it creates, it blesses. He showed me that if this WORD were in my dancing, then He could use the dance to the same effect that the WORD has in so many ways. I felt that He told me to "Get the WORD in your body," (not just in my mind and heart) and as well, to help others to do the same. It is not that I had never done something of the sort before; this just felt like a new commissioning. It began an interesting journey for more than a decade of exploring how to do this each day.
That was the beginnings of S.H.A.R.P.E.N.S...
S.H.A.R.P.E.N.S. is a creative, embodied, Bible meditation tool for learners of multiple styles, which integrates playful expressive arts and ancient Christian spiritual formation practices to help people receive the benefits of God's Word by connecting its message to their hearts in a personal way. It's purpose is oneness with the triune God in thought, words, heart, ways, and life.
The framework allows flexibility and Holy Spirit flow within it such that each individual and group can have a uniquely personalized experience. It can be applied as a personal devotional approach, used between friends, small groups, and large congregational settings.
Contact Holly to inquire about individual S.H.A.R.P.E.N.S. sessions or to discuss how S.H.A.R.P.E.N.S. could be used in your particular group situation.