Six years ago the dream of returning to Austria to bring The Journey Continues began. It has been slowly nurtured since then through another visit, many emails and phone calls and much prayer. Today the dream came true as 10 women gathered together to trace their body outlines and begin their group. What a sweet joy to have Mary Jane here, she came the first time OHM brought The Journey to Europe, in 1989. She is legendary here with quotes of her words being spoken often.
Along with the women there is the first ever "Mannetag" with 15 men gathering for teaching ...
I had a new assignment this year at the Journey. I was coach for 3 small groups. We had 18 men and women there over the weekend, before the seminar, to receive training for leading back home. Actually, they were fortunate enough to be sitting in on what our leaders for the seminar were learning and then they went into their own small groups.
There they sat with 2 experienced Journey Group leaders for 6 small group meetings with opportunities to lead and receive feedback, and at times go deeper into their stories. Being the coach for those three groups, I ...
These workshops are designed to provide churches or other organizations with a customized Open Heart’s experience that fits your specific goals. Topics available for One-Day Workshops include: small group dynamics, introduction to the healing journey, facilitating the working stage of a small group; teaching on story, contempt, shame, ambivalence or sexuality; and training for youth leaders and parents on noticing signs of abuse and protecting your children.
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Eb·en·e·zer –Hebrew word meaning “stone of help”
I was only a boy when I first heard the word “Ebenezer” in my Sunday school class with Bob and Sharon Depew. I liked the idea of stacking the stones up to mark something important happening, and quickly went home to try it myself.
Later in college, I saw large stones set in the countryside of Europe, Ebenezer’s on a more grand scale.
The book of 1 Samuel, in the Old Testament records the story of the Israelites facing an impossible battle with the Philistines. Samuel tells them, “Return to the ...