“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
Mark 12:30, ESV
God cares about every facet of our experience on this side of heaven: the emotional, the spiritual, the intellectual, and the physical. He says we can honor Him with every aspect of our being. At Blue Thistles, we want to equip our clients with tools to do so, facilitating shalom – nothing missing and nothing broken – for those we serve.
For years our founder, Amanda DeKatch, struggled to maintain health in these varied arenas. In the seasons where her spiritual life was most fruitful, she found herself not exercising or honoring her emotions well. When she was tending to her physicality, her quiet time suffered. It was only when she began to combine these efforts that she saw growth in all areas simultaneously.
This is why Blue Thistles offers classes that integrate the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual as well as the physical. When we gather, we spend time in scripture, we worship and pray, we engage our bodies in stretching and strength-training movement, we rest, and we receive ministry, all in the course of an hour. It is an integrated, holistic approach to loving the Lord with our mind, soul, body, and emotions and the result is greater shalom for those who join us.
So get ready to connect with God in a new, experiential way, honoring your wonderfully created body, finding rest in His presence, and gaining freedom from competition and judgement. Come with your mat. Expect a holy encounter.