For the Living of These Days—A Word from Lauren Jones Mayfield

In his new book, Postures, Prayers, and Poems: A Yoga Journey through Earth, Body, and Soul, author Joseph Lauricella begins by discussing the profound power of our breath. Here is a beautiful mantra taught by a life-long yogi, Sri Tirumalai … Continue reading

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Lauren Jones Mayfield

Today, I get to spend the afternoon with some congregants wondering alongside them at their Bible study about the power and gift of meditation. I can’t wait. The practice of mindfulness is a powerful thing and shapes us toward the … Continue reading

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Lauren Jones Mayfield

Welcome to September. A time when fall weather sneaks in on us, regular routines are back to being, well, routine, and the “Freedom to Dream” continues here at Highland. Do you have the freedom to dream? Not in the subconscious … Continue reading

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Lauren Jones Mayfield

A summer Mayfield family favorite is the song “Old Town Road.” You can’t help but have fun while listening and singing along. It’s a genre bending piece that includes beats from the rapper, Lil Nas X with melody from country’s … Continue reading

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Lauren Jones Mayfield

The courage to journey through Lenten deserts, beyond temptation, to embrace vulnerability like Jesus models for us during Holy Week, well, it takes just that—courage. The courage to journey is all about the willingness to risk getting lost. And perhaps, … Continue reading

Young Adults Celebrate Community on Fall Retreat

This past weekend, the Young Adults of Highland Baptist Church retreated to Camp Pyoca, just south of Brown County, Indiana. The retreat was titled “Belong: Knowing Self, Finding Community” and was inspired by Brene Brown’s book Braving The Wilderness.  Together, we … Continue reading

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Lauren Jones Mayfield

The Apostle Paul loved the early church located in the ancient city Philippi. The congregation got along for the most part. Their theology was sound. Their rituals relevant. Their relationship with the government stable. We see throughout Paul’s letter to … Continue reading