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What is a Virtual ChurchIf the Church is the body of Christ for the World, then a Virtual Church is that body without bounds. A Virtual Church is a place of speaking hope, praying healing, offering communion with others, reflecting on God’s word in Scripture and engaging in thoughtful reflection on the world. A Virtual Church is a voice for offering peace to any one on the planet who needs a word of encouragement and life.
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
Coming out of Night Prayer into the first Great Silence I had entered in over three years, I heard God’s voice clearly say, “Where have you been? I have missed you.” Holy One, I have been busy. Otherwise occupied. Doing … Continue reading
Today is my 73rd birthday, which means that tomorrow I begin my 74th year of life. Holy Cow!!! 74… almost three fourths of a century. More cow here. Thank you all Facebook friends who have sent well wishes and blessings … Continue reading
The gulls were back tonight. Singing at the top of their tiny lungs and flying with vigor in circles over my head. I sat in wonder at their stamina and work just surviving in this hostile world, searching for food … Continue reading
As I sat on a bench at the end of the pier, a huge flock of seagulls squawked and sang their way up the river. What looked like thousands of birds were loud, a rushing sound that could have been … Continue reading
The other night we sat in the first row of the mezzanine for your evening presentation of To Kill a Mockingbird. The Shubert is a grand old theatre, in the heart of the theatre district in New York. We sat … Continue reading
This week we were supposed to keep Molly, Rich and Sandi’s Big Brown Chocolate Lab, at our house while her “parents” were out of town. We had planned play dates, and a time at the river, which she loved so … Continue reading
These words of prayer from Psalm 4 were the foundation of a Lenten Listening session in my church this morning. Interesting to practice stillness and silence in a church sanctuary that sits a hundred yards from one of the busiest … Continue reading
Okay, this is less Virtual Church and more real time realization. We are at our house at the river. Today it only sprinkled a little rain before the sun came out. The wind blew hard. Church this morning was blessing. … Continue reading
As the Lenten Season begins, I give thanks for several things. First, I give thanks that God is out of the smiting business. Second, I give thanks that I know the end of this story. (Spoiler Alert: The end of … Continue reading
In 2008, a young writer, an officially, though non-practicing Jew struck out to live the Bible. Literally. Every rule and admonition. Old and New Testaments. A.J. Jacob’s book, The Year of Living Biblically, is an honest and humorous telling of … Continue reading