When I said “Read Me First”, it didn’t exactly mean that, it just meant- here are the directions on how to get the most out of this site. Right now we are doing a community lectio divina exercise through the book of Philippians. If you don’t know what lectio divina is, start with the featured [...]
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We have a saying in the South, well, I don’t really say it, but I’ve heard it hundreds of times. It has to do with food and come to think of it, most of our sayings have to do with food. It goes something like this-“You need to eat something that will stick [...]
Lectio Divina is Latin for “Divine/Holy Reading”. It’s a method of scripture reading that gives the Bible an opportunity to speak to you through a step-by-step process that has been honed and perfected for over 1500 years. The basic concept has been around since at least the fifth century, but the format that we [...]
Lectio Divina, translated “Sacred Reading”, is a four-step ancient exercise for allowing the Holy Spirit to speak through the Bible. It goes without saying (even though I will) that location and posture are incredibly important. Find a place, time and posture that allows you to focus without little distraction. The bed is [...]
1 And that’s about it, friends. Be glad in God! I don’t mind repeating what I have written in earlier letters, and I hope you don’t mind hearing it again. Better safe than sorry—so here goes.
2-6Steer clear of the barking dogs, those religious busybodies, all bark and no bite. All they’re interested in is appearances—knife-happy [...]
Philippians 2:25-27But for right now, I’m dispatching Epaphroditus, my good friend and companion in my work. You sent him to help me out; now I’m sending him to help you out. He has been wanting in the worst way to get back with you. Especially since recovering from the illness you heard about, he’s been [...]
Matthew 5 1-2 When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said:
3“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less [...]
Psalm 25 My head is high, God, held high;
I’m looking to you, God;
No hangdog skulking for me.
3 I’ve thrown in my lot with you;
You won’t embarrass me, will you?
Or let my enemies get the best of me?
Don’t embarrass any of us
Who went out on a limb for you.
Gensis 12:1 God told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you.
2-3 I’ll make you a great nation
and bless you.
I’ll make you famous;
you’ll be a blessing.
I’ll bless those who bless you;
those who curse you I’ll curse.
All the families of the Earth
will be blessed through you.” [...]