Change is a constant in life. All change produces loss, which can accumulate. If not released, this accumulation of grief can become toxic. Depression, cynicism, frustration, and anger are all indications that we are dealing with loss in very human ways. The realization that we may need help grieving those losses in order to heal can awaken us to the courageous journey of grieving as a spiritual rhythm.  Rhythms of Restoration explores this journey using guided "mini-retreats" that have emerged through the spiritual direction work of Laura Beach, the founder of Equipping Lydia.


Purchase Rhythms of Restoration here.

Enjoy these works birthed out of the EL community!

Spiritual Formation Meditations...

Dealing With Grief: How to Enter Rhythms of Restoration
Weekly Breather:  Art Reflections 
Weekly Breather:  Responding to Shame
Weekly Breather:  Running from Rest
Weekly Breather: At the Well with Jesus
Weekly Breather: In the Garden with Jesus
Weekly Breather: Walking with Jesus
Weekly Breather: Calming the Spirit
Weekly Breather: Calming the Body
Spiritual Direction is Like Jazz
A New Mom Learns to Pray
Dreams As Love Letters From God
Formation Group Facilitator’s Guide

Video Resources...

A Guide to Personal Retreat (slide presentation)

Video Presentation of A Guide to Personal Retreat:

*A video resource produced by Equipping Lydia and made possible by a grant from the Trust for the Meditation Process, a charitable foundation encouraging meditation, mindfulness and contemplative prayer.  Visit their website at

Check out our Youtube Channel, and see videos we've 

made as a resource for you!  

A Guided Prayer through Fear, with Laura Baber


Equipping Lydia Is grateful for our connections with...

Centenary United Methodist Church- visit here.
Center for Spiritual Formation
Asbury Theological Seminary- visit here.
United Methodist Church, Susquehanna Conference
United Methodist Church, Kentucky Conference

Resources for our Asbury Guests...

ATS Campus Map
Wilmore Places to Eat and Stay

Friends of Equipping Lydia...
Jump for Joy! 
Spiritual Formation Invitations