Poems For Real Life by Janet Hagberg published on 2019-09-07T18:03:22Z Janet Hagberg, author of The Critical Journey, offers her poems called Conversations with God to accompany us in all of our life experiences. This includes the mountain tops, the precipitous slides and the deepest valleys. She writes with honesty, vulnerability and hope. For videos of these poems head to: http://www.janethagberg.com/poetry.html Reflection questions for each segment: 1 Joy in God’s presence Where and when do you feel joy in God’s presence? And how does it affect your life? 2 Doubt When do you find yourself most likely to doubt God or God’s love? What ways have you found to bring those doubts to God? 3 Loving Ourselves What part of yourself have you had the most trouble embracing with love? What have you been especially created to be or do in this world? 4 Low Points and Healing How do you express your deepest hurts or sorrows so you can start to heal from them? How is God available to you in those times of distress? 5 Hope and Wonder What brings you hope? What makes you smile with mystery or wonder? 6 Intimacy with God. What are your favorite ways of experiencing God’s presence intimately in your life? How do you experience God’s humor? Reflection questions for the whole podcast: What most needs to be expressed in your own life right now, perhaps in a new way or a new form? Which segment was the most intriguing for you? What is the invitation there? Which segment was challenging or frightening for you? What does that suggest for you? How is God inviting you to express the deeper truths of your own inner life?