Sharing God's Presence in Everyday Places
Alisa has been long delving into her creative process and discovering its meditative benefits. We now describe these benefits with words like "meditation" and "mindfulness" or "creative flow." Alisa began describing that "mindful creative flow" through the writing of her own spiritual autobiography. Using words and art, she found voice for peace, hope, and awareness of God’s constant presence in her daily life. This all helped her spiritual memoir, Dancing in the Doghouse, take form. Alisa now seeks ways to share this mindful, spiritual journey and its many meditative and healing benefits. Alisa trusts that by sharing the creative ways she faced the challenges of her own journey, she will be able to help others and encourage them. She hopes they will explore the benefits of "creative flow" and find a creative way to be more mindful and present through art making, writing, and story sharing. Alisa's spiritual autobiography, Dancing in the Doghouse: Sharing God's Presence in Everyday Places, invites people to join her on this exciting journey towards being more present, peaceful and aware. Whether this happens with a pen, a piece of paper, a canvas, or a paintbrush does not matter to Alisa. She only hopes others will find their creative voice and explore its spiritual benefits. Alisa shares with the hope of igniting a journey for others: a journey to understand and share their spiritual stories.
Dancing in the Doghouse will guide you in using a spiritual journal to help share your story. You will also find encouragement as your life connects to another’s through this fascinating genre. Whether or not you choose to share, reading Dancing in the Doghouse will allow you to receive the life changing gift of spiritual autobiography.
-an ordinary story, an ordinary life, extraordinary hope
One woman’s story of hope and encouragement despite struggle, suffering, and ordinary (yet considerable) life challenges.
Alisa’s life hasn't been easy. Like most, her past is filled with ordinary (yet considerable) challenges -common things not easily overcome. Looking back, she sees struggle and suffering, but she also finds much hope mingled with it. Alisa can see the hope because she has kept an account of it: on papers with a pencil, upon canvases with a paintbrush, using torn papers, pastels, glitter and ink. Reflecting on this account, Alisa discovers that someone has been with her through it all: an ever-present, personal and loving God. Dancing in the Doghouse is Alisa’s inspirational story of hope. She shares it for the chance that others will see its hope, know it and share it too.
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