"abide in me as I abide in you..." John 15:4
I did the Divine hours before staff mtg this morn.
I did the lectionary today. I love this venue.
I did the BCP hours today & yetserdy which includes the lectionary readings. I'm trying to read the lectinary readings every single day during lent. I've tried that before and have never made it all the way through...high hopes this year! I'm also trying to memorize the apostle's creed right now. I'm pretty bad at memorization but I'm giving it a shot, too. Peace,-t
Tim- Let's keep each other accountable, make sure you write it in everyday....I am trying to do it everyday during lent also. I love it so much! I have to stop myself from reading on. I"ve found that I have to be in a right place to read the psalms or else I'm just reading it and not absorbing them. Did it today, so far!
I read in my devo book last night in Gen. and John. I still think it'a amazing that people didn't buy into Jesus until he did them countless miracles.
Divine hours again today....so far so good.I have been reading in Matthew. But have started Colossians.........I didn’t even know for sure where Colossians was a few days ago, and now I'm thinking wow Colossians rocks!! "You have received Christ Jesus the Master, now live in him, your deeply rooted in him, your well constructed upon him, you know your way around the faith, now do what you have been taught, schools out!” And then Pauls brings it home:………..”now let your living spill over into thanksgiving”
(kevin c) i read from matthew from this morning. we are going through matt in our community group. this morning, for whatever reason, it felt like going through the motions and no real connection with God. I was in a bit of a funk, part of it was that KU lost last night. Seriously. Hopefully tomorrow is a better morning.
Nice streak going with praying the hours.........also I have been doing the readings and little prayer from the "Lenten Prayers for the Hungry" cards we gave out on Sunday.
I did the BCP hours this morning. hope to do something when I get back from lunch.Peace,-t
had a much better morning today. i did lectio on Matt 9, the story of Jesus calling Matthew to be his disciple, and then the following party at Matthew's house with all the 'tax collectors and sinners'. it was a great time reflecting on Jesus's passion/calling to seek out those who were outside the fray.
I read in John last night. I am also reading a book about Rehab.
I member of my community group posted this on our blog yesterday. I thought it was great and wanted to share.“The Lord God called to Adam, ‘Where are you?’ ” (Genesis 3:9)In addition to walking in harmony with God, Amos 3:3 provides another nuance of meaning. It also gives the idea of keeping an appointment. Did you know that you have an appointment with God? You do. It is there, written in eternity. In fact, God wants to meet with you on a regular basis.I wonder just how many times each day God wants to speak to us and He can’t get a word in edgewise? The Lord might say, “I have wanted to talk to you for a long time, but you are too busy. This morning, I wanted to talk to you, but you didn’t have any time for me. You read the newspapers and watched TV and talked on the phone. You never opened the Word. You never prayed. At lunch, I tried to say something, but your prayer was so fast. Later, I tried to talk with you. You have been so busy. You have an appointment with me. Why don’t you keep it?”Remember how Adam had an appointment with God every day in the Garden of Eden? He would hear the voice of the Lord in the garden in the cool of the evening. One day, Adam missed that appointment because of sin. God said to Adam, “Where are you?”I wonder if the Lord would say that to some of us each day: “Where are you? Where were you? I have been looking for you. I wanted to speak to you. I want you to walk with Me, and I want to walk with you.”Just imagine, the Creator of the Universe wants to spend time with you. Is there any appointment that is worth keeping more than this one?
I did part of the lectionary today....I hope that I don't laze around tonight and finish it. I'll let you know. My kids will be home the next 5 days (no school), please pray for some work and home life balance. I am really good at guilting myself out for working when they are around.
Hey Friends!WAY TO GO YESTERDAY! Every single one of us posted that we spent time with God yesterday! That is significant. Not just that we all spent time with God but that we all shared it as well. Very cool...I did the BCP hours this morning and it was very good. I also forgot to tell you guys about one cool thing that happened this week. I never really look ahead on the lectionary to see what scripture is coming up next. But this past weekend I was thinking that I've spent a ton of time studying Mark over the past year. I had a class on it and then helped teach the institute on it. But I hane not read Mark in a long time and I was starting to forget some of what I learned. Then Monday when I did the BCP hours, the lectionary reading started in on Mark 1. It was pretty cool. Peace,-t
Ken and I read our devo book outloud last night. We are reading about God's promise to Abraham and how Jesus' popularity rises even as he ticks of the religious leaders. These parts of Gensis and John are more about how those who try to walk with God have their faith put to the test.
Friday Afternoon Confessional:I confess that I lost my patience with Nicholas this morning & yelled. I confess that it is the first time I’ve yelled in almost a week so I don’t feel that bad about it.I confess that I love having a new office and I'm excited to think about all of the fun stuff that will happen there. I confess that I’m starting to feel some pressure to produce results at work which is probably a really good thing. I confess that I’m feeling sad today because some of my friends are really having a hard time and there is nothing I can do to help.I confess that I need to read and restring my guitar but I’m probably going to take a nap instead.I confess that I ate three French fries at McDonald’s today while everyone but me was eating their meal. So much for perfect fasting.I confess that I would eat out every single meal if I could afford it.
I confess I wish lent wasn't 40 days!I confess that I was tired and nonproductive all week.I confess that I was short with my kids because I was tired and was running on no caffeine.I confess I am tired of having to be on a budget and worry about money.
I did the lectionary this morning and need to start on 1 Peter 1 for bible study. I confess that I've felt crummy with a cold all week and have been grumpy because I've been so busy and haven't had time to slow down and rest.I confess that I am irritated with Jeff's busy travel and mid life crisis stuff and want him to buck up and start getting stuff done around the house again. I guess I need some patience and compassion.I confess that I've only worked out once this week because of feeling sick.
I did a lectionary on Exodus 16:9-16 and it had to do with the quail and the man-hu that God gave to the Israelites, as I am starving! However, I took out of it the concept of "enoughness"...and how God provides us with enough but can really sit in what that means and be satisfied?
I confess to anger.....I'm angry a lot it seems and isn’t that one of the deadly sins?I confess that I have felt sorry for myself this week, cause it seems like I am running around constantly doing stuff for other people and no one is paying attention to me or meeting my needs....which leads to angerI confess that despite countless growth opportunities I am still basically self centered, insecure, and poorly disciplined ......that makes me angry.
(Kevin)hey everyone, wanted to give an update from friday and confess (two days late). i actually had a great day friday. i read matt 16 and a passage really struck me about how God reveals all truth to us. it was a great time. later that day, i was cleaning out the garage, and trying to engage in prayer about that passage while i worked. it was really meaningful time. also the fasting stuff has been great. that is such a meaningful discipline for me.Confessions:i confess that i drank a sprite on saturday night even though i gave up soday for lent. (i rationalized that it was actually sunday east coast time...)i confess that i have struggled recently with the sins of sloth and dejection, two things that i don't normally struggle with.i confess that i am still really selfish around the house, like today when allison didn't sleep at all last night b/c ben was sick, and yet i was the one that took a nap this afternoon, not her.i confess that my heart is still nowhere near where i want it to be when it comes to loving others.i confess i've struggled alot lately with doubts and questions.
I read the BCP hours this morning before church.
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