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Meet Lib Campbell
Lib Campbell is a retired United Methodist Pastor, wife of 46 years, mother and grandmother. She is an artist, singer, reader, writer, and pray-er. Her ministry is Tending the Garden of the Soul: A Ministry of Spiritual Formation. She and her family reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Lib is a frequently requested retreat leader who enjoys teaching the spiritual disciplines and ancient practices of the church, especially Lectio Divina, the Labyrinth and Fixed Hour prayer. She involves journaling, drawing on God and music in her workshops.
Here are some comments about Lib's retreats:
'Tending the Garden of the Soul should be a priority for every woman, regardless of where she is in her spiritual journey. For me, asking that question 'What is giving me Life?' was eye-opening. "
"I have never attended any better women's study/retreat and I've attended many. I appreciated that your language was specific and your style clear and interesting, never searching for words or losing your train of thought. You kept everyone's attention with music, poetry, art, scripture. Handouts for us to complete changed the pace and drew us in, giving us partnership in each idea."
"Lib Campbell's retreat was, in a word, an AWAKENING. It broke forth new ground with changed perspectives, probing questions and fresh fruit in the lives of participants. Filled with a-ha moments, it left us feeling alive and hungry for more."
Author Archives: Lib Campbell
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