Learning to Be

Finding Your Center after the Bottom Falls Out

It felt as though every nerve in my body was popping. Imagine large strong hands slowly applying pressure while breaking a family-size package of uncooked, dry spaghetti. I was the spaghetti. Breaking down one piece at a time. This is how Juanita Rasmus begins the wise, frank, and witty account of what she later called "The Crash" and what her counselor labeled "a major depressive episode." In addition to exhaustion and depression, on the spiritual front she experienced a dark night of the soul. When everything in her life finally came to a stop, she found that she had to learn to be--with herself and with God--all over again. Pastor Juanita writes from her life with kind attention to the life of the reader. She offers both practical and spiritual insights but never pat answers. If you are longing for a trustworthy companion through dark days, this book is here for you.

 

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ABOUT ME

Juanita Campbell Rasmus

Speaker / Author / Spiritual Director / Contemplative

Juanita Rasmus is a pastor, Spiritual Director, and contemplative with a passion for seeing people transform into being their best selves in our world. Juanita co-leads the St. John’s Church in Downtown Houston with her husband, Rudy.

 
Juanita Campbell Rasmus - Author

UPCOMING EVENTS

Forty Days on Being a One (Enneagram Daily Reflections)

By Pastor & Author Juanita Rasmus
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What is it like to be an Enneagram One? Pastor Juanita Campbell Rasmus reflects on this question in a spirit of honest self-assessment and with a desire for personal and spiritual growth. She draws wisdom from the deep wells of counseling and spirituality using illustrations from both Scripture and life. Each reading concludes with an opportunity for further engagement such as a journaling prompt, reflection questions, a written prayer, or a spiritual practice. Any of us can find aspects of ourselves in any of the numbers. The Enneagram is a profound tool for empathy, so whether or not you are a One, you will grow from your reading about Ones and enhance your relationships across the Enneagram spectrum.

Pastor Juanita - Enneagram Daily Reflections

Learning to Be

By Pastor & Author Juanita Rasmus
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It felt as though every nerve in my body was popping. Imagine large strong hands slowly applying pressure while breaking a family-size package of uncooked, dry spaghetti. I was the spaghetti. Breaking down one piece at a time.

This is how Juanita Rasmus begins the wise, frank, and witty account of what she later called "The Crash" and what her counselor labeled "a major depressive episode." This experience landed Juanita, a busy pastor, mother, and community leader, in bed. In addition to exhaustion and depression, on the spiritual front, she experienced a dark night of the soul. When everything in her life finally came to a stop, she found that she had to learn to be―with herself and with God―all over again.

Learning to Be by Juanita Campbell Rasmus - Available Now

The Apprentice Gathering 2021

September 23 - 25, 2021

Juanita Rasmus, John Ortberg, Emily P. Freeman, Scot McKnight, Susie Larson, David Mullins, James Bryan Smith and others, we will bring you an interactive live podcast recording, small group spiritual direction, incredible speakers, participatory deep dive workshops, celebratory story-gathering dinner, and much more!

The Apprentice Gathering 2021

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