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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
Recent headlines in the news show a group of pastors praying and laying hands over President Donald Trump. I was not present and do not know their prayers; they were not praying to me. In a more recent headline, the … Continue reading
I saw you today in the Orlando Airport. You were holding back tears as you talked to someone to the phone. You had a yellow shirt and a yellow legal pad and you wept as you wrote. I thought about … Continue reading
Today is December 29, 2016. It’s a Thursday, our 51st Wedding Anniversary. Tom and I got married after Christmas, because I wanted to be at home for Christmas in Ayden with Mother and Daddy just one more time. Mother decorated … Continue reading
The necklace was an exquisite Mother-of Pearl cross, adorned with silver filigree decoration. It was a gift to me from Jeanne, a dear and cherished friend. I love her and I loved the necklace. I saved it and wore it … Continue reading
The way I signed the family mail at Christmas… Christmas Blessings to you and yours from Tom, Lib, Lisa, and Richard… It was the same with Easter cards, Birthday and Mother’s and Father’s Day cards from 1972 forward until all … Continue reading
This blog was begun well over a year ago after reading the book The Hunger Games and viewing the movie on the big screen. Only now am I brave enough to finish it: Being disturbed by a movie or book … Continue reading
It’s likely that no one on the planet has not seen the pictures and heard the reports of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Exploitive and heart-breaking scenes of anguish and anger have flooded the media, taking us into the pain of … Continue reading
China is “boosting its defense budget by 12.2 percent” in the coming year. So says the budget report released at the annual meeting of the People’s Congress last week. Scott Pelley of CBS News talked about how it has been … Continue reading
Our recent week away ended with three days cruising on the Disney Dream with our children and grandchildren. During those three days, I gave a lot of thought to the ways of the Disney operation. Smiling people, gracious welcomes, service … Continue reading