Our life's rhythm is often borrowed from the pace of life around us. Humans have created such a loud, fast tempo of perfection and production that we often forgetif we ever knew it at allthe rhythms designed for our well-being. In The Sacred Pulse, pastor and author April Fiet invites us to examine the frantic patterns of our lives to reclaim the deeper, sacred pulses that pattern our days. Through stories, scripture, and practical guidance for daily living, she lays out twelve rhythmsincluding gardening, handcrafts, friendship, and holidaysthat are both sustainable and sustaining. Everyday acts like mealtime and shopping, and sporadic rhythms like the occasional snow day: reclaiming these patterns can remind us of the holy movement of God in the world.
In a world of hustle and bravado, silencing the noise takes practice. The Sacred Pulse shows us how to strip away all of the competing beats we have settled for so we can tap into the joyful, holy rhythms of life.
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About the Author
Chuck DeGroat is a professor at Western Theological Seminary, as well as a therapist and author of Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing the Divided Self.
Table of Contents
Part I The Dance of Time
1 Drumbeat of Time: The Holy Rhythm of the Day 13
2 Symphony of the Seasons: The Holy Rhythm of Gardening 31
3 Cadence of the Kitchen: The Holy Rhythm of Mealtime 49
Part II The Dance of Intentionality
4 Tempo of Transactions: The Holy Rhythm of Shopping 67
5 Composition of Making: The Holy Rhythm of Handcrafting 83
6 Breath Mark of Snow Days: The Holy Rhythm of Free Time 99
Part III The Dance of Belonging
7 Movement of Community: The Holy Rhythm of Interdependence 117
8 Harmony of Friendship: The Holy Rhythm of Relationships 133
9 Requiem of Grief: The Holy Rhythm of Loss 149
Part IV The Dance of Renewal
10 Crescendo of Celebration: The Holy Rhythm of Appreciation 167
11 Repetition of Rest: The Holy Rhythm of Restoration 183
12 Counterpoint of Holidays: The Holy Rhythm of the Church Year 197
Discussion and Refection Questions 217