Lectio Divina: August 3, 2018, Ordinary Time 1 Corinthians 13 (NRSV)

13 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have … Continue reading Lectio Divina: August 3, 2018, Ordinary Time 1 Corinthians 13 (NRSV)

Morning’s Lectio Divina

  It has been some time since I’ve posted something on my blog and the time away has been interesting, restful, and thoughtful. Over the last several months I have practiced three spiritual practices, Meditation, walking prayer, and Lectio Divina that have fed my soul and reawakened my imagination and inspiration, and yes, a little … Continue reading Morning’s Lectio Divina

In The Beginning . . . – Prayerful Tuesday

Genesis 1:1a In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, Genesis 1-2:4 The Message (MSG) 1 1-2 First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. 3-5 God … Continue reading In The Beginning . . . – Prayerful Tuesday

A Conversation with a Psalmist –Prayerful Tuesday

As I am personally preparing for  Christmas I have been disturbed by the amount of violence and death around the world.  Peace on earth does not seem near. So as part of my morning ritual I have been doing Lectio Divina with the Psalms.  They have brought me some comfort but this Psalm struck a … Continue reading A Conversation with a Psalmist –Prayerful Tuesday

Praying with Art – Prayerful Tuesday

I am preaching next Sunday and the first step in the preparation for my sermon is to pray my scripture using Lectio Divina. The last step in my Lectio Divina is to write in my journal what I hear in the scripture. Often I will draw a Mandala as a visual image of what I … Continue reading Praying with Art – Prayerful Tuesday

all will be well — Prayerful Tuesday

all will be well and all will be well and every manner of thing will be well Julian of Norwich, late 14th century mystic The last couple of weeks have been a bit troubling for me. In one week I heard of the death of three of my friends and then there was a three … Continue reading all will be well — Prayerful Tuesday

Liturgy as Spiritual Practice – Prayerful Tuesday

According to my old college American Heritage Dictionary “liturgy is a noun defined as a fixed set of ceremonies, words, etc., that are used during public worship in a religion; ritual.” [1] As followers of faith traditions we most often encounter liturgies when we attend religious services.  But all rituals having a set order to the … Continue reading Liturgy as Spiritual Practice – Prayerful Tuesday