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prayer

Intro to Centering Prayer Workshop [Nov 13]

What if meaningful prayer is learning to rest in the presence of the One who not only loves us but desires our company? What if prayer can also be just learning to “rest in God,” beyond words? We have learned forms of prayer that involve being active and using lots of words, sometimes vocally. While these are very meaningful forms […]

Waiting

Weylin Lee reflects on what God is inviting us into during our season or experience of waiting.  Kelli Knight and Kristy Robinson also share their reflections on this text [Acts 1:6-14]. Reflection How can we participate in unexpected ways during our season of waiting? What might be some things we’re invited to let go of as we wait in loss? […]

Prayer As Posture

Gideon Tsang reflects on how prayer might realign the posture of our soul and being [Luke 18:1-8]. Reflection How might prayer help keep your heart open to God, ourselves and others? How does the way you feel about yourself reflect on the way you feel about God? Spiritual Practice Centering Prayer.  Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your […]

Contemplation Resources

The following is a collection of resources to help with your journey and practice of contemplation. Homily Vision Series These are the homilies from the fall vision series on contemplation. Contemplation: Creating Space Contemplation: Seeing the Space Between Us Contemplation: Noticing Deeply Contemplation: Giving Consent Reading List This is a list of helpful books and reading resources on contemplation. Intimacy […]

Contemplation: Giving Consent

As we finish our fall vision series exploring Contemplation, Gena Minnix reflects on what our bodies need in order to enter into a contemplative space [Matthew 26:39-42]. Reflection What do I need to know before I can consent to God’s healing action and grace within? Where and when can I include contemplation as part of my daily routine? Spiritual Practice […]

Contemplation: Noticing Deeply

As we continue our fall vision series exploring Contemplation, Gideon Tsang reflects on why it might be helpful to notice our lives more deeply [Matthew 8:18-22]. Reflection What does it look like to contemplate the ways we divide in life? How can we contemplate finding home within ourselves? Resources Song: Love More (Sharon Van Etten) Spiritual Practice Consider the sides […]

Contemplation: Seeing the Space Between Us

As we continue our fall vision series exploring Contemplation, Jason Minnix reflects on contemplative practices that show us how to see and bring healing to our sight [John 9:1-7]. Reflection What am I holding tightly to that is filtering my enjoyment of life? Where do I sense an invitation to practice resting my mind? Resources Podcast: On Being (Gordon Hempton) […]