Feb24MonFebruary 24, 2020 by Debbie Laginskie
Read the following Lectio Divina style (out loud):
First Reading: What stands out to you?
Second Reading: Where does it touch intersect with your present life?
Third Reading: Is there an invitation from God in it? Something to ponder, do, surrender, etc.
Title: Live as Citizens of Heaven
But whatever happens to me, you must live in a manner...
Feb18TueFebruary 18, 2020
Passage for Reflection:
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons [ a ] :
2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ .
3 I thank my God every time I remember you . 4 In all...
Feb10MonFebruary 10, 2020
We begin the Book of Philippians in the second chapter because it speaks of Christ and His humility – the foundation upon which all the rest is built on.
Read: Philippians 2:1-11
Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness...
Feb3MonFebruary 3, 2020
Read the following verses out loud:
2 Corinthians 5:11-21 New International Version (NIV)
The Ministry of Reconciliation
Reconciled Reconciliation (the Greek): an exchange, a restoration to favour, to change
11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it...
Jan27MonJanuary 27, 2020
Read Mark 10:17-27 out loud. As you do so, imagine yourself as the rich young man. Get in touch with what he was “full of” and where he was experiencing emptiness.
17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to...
Jan20MonJanuary 20, 2020 by Debbie Laginskie
Our postures often aren’t seen on the outside. They are what is really going on at a soul level.
When you think of all the postures we can be in – whether it is in a season of life or on a given day with particular circumstances…do you think they can be postures to receive grace? No matter what they are?
There’s a whole...
Jan13MonJanuary 13, 2020
Definition of “authentic” : of undisputed origin; genuine
What are your initial thoughts about what an authentic faith community is?
What does it look like?
What are some of the “activities” that you think would foster the faith community reflecting authenticity?
Sit with these questions – take your time and write...
Jan6MonJanuary 6, 2020 by Debbie Laginskie
Core Practices: Practice #1: Committed to the Truth
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Dec30MonDecember 30, 2019From the Prayer Room This Week:As we approach a new year, I want to hold out a wonderful exercise that helps you to look back to see where you experienced God in your life, where you struggled to be aware of Him, etc. It's an ancient tool called the Examen. I am holding out Tara Owen's resource from Anam Cara Ministries (with permission). There...
Dec20FriDecember 20, 2019
We have not been given HOPE, JOY, PEACE and LOVE to keep for ourselves. It is meant to spill over to those on our path. Listen to watch the video of this song called, “Nobody.”
As you come to the close of this simple Advent Retreat, engage with the following reflection questions.