We Turned 7!
Today marks the 7th anniversary of The Mudroom!
So tell me your troubles/ let your pain rain down/ I know my job, I’ve been around/ I invest in the mess/ I’m a low-cost dumping ground
We Launched a Podcast!
Suzanne Stabile is a highly sought-after speaker, teacher, and internationally recognized Enneagram master teacher who has taught thousands of people over the last thirty years. She is the author of The Path Between Us, and coauthor, with Ian Morgan Cron, of The Road Back to You. She is also the creator and host of The Enneagram Journey podcast.
Along with her husband, Rev. Joseph Stabile, she is co-founder of Life in the Trinity Ministry, a nonprofit, nondenominational ministry committed to the spiritual growth and formation of adults. Their ministry home, the Micah Center, is located in Dallas, Texas. They have many audio resources available, including The Enneagram Journey curriculum.
Suzanne has spoken at hundreds of colleges, churches, and conferences across America, and also teaches in the Baylor Health Care System. She has taught at Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation and has taught with Father Rohr to an international audience in Assisi, Italy.
Nichole and I interviewed Suzanne about her new book, The Journey Toward Wholeness: Enneagram Wisdom for Stress, Balance, and Transformation, published by InterVarsity Press. It was such a beautiful time with her and I know you all will love it!!
We Published our 1000th Post!
This distinction goes to Vina Mogg! On December 17th, 2021 we posted her piece, “A Hand Upon the Forehead.”
“In Filipino culture, Mano Po is a sign of respect shown to our elders. When greeting a grandparent, the younger takes the hand of the elder and gently taps the back of the hand on the forehead. Mano means hand in Tagalog. Po is a term of respect.
Respect. Obedience. Two terms that do not resonate in current cultural climate. But to me, this gesture reflects the type of love that generates both obedience and respect in ways that we have lost.
As a Filipina born and raised in America I did not naturally practice the gesture of mano po. Looking back as I approach my years as an “elder”, this gesture seems so intimate and endearing– to take the hand of a respected one and rest it on your forehead.” Read the rest here.
We Had Fantastic Posts Last Month!
Vina Mogg is inviting you to a revolution against fear:
“This is the fear of God we should walk in.
In awe of who he is. . . .Walk in the promise of a Big God under dark skies.
Live under the command, Fear Not.
This is how to LIVE.”