Luke 21:5-19 for Sunday, November 17, 2013






Hello Friends!
If you haven’t yet, please take couple of moments just to leave me your name (first name is fine), where you live and what brings you to my podcast in the Comments section. This helps me stay connected with who is out there in the world, on the other end of the line. Thank you for joining me in meditation and prayer today. May your week be full of joy and peace.
God’s Grace,

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Published by Todd Spencer

I am a spiritual director, a minister of spiritual formation, a husband and father. I live in the beautiful town of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

6 thoughts on “Luke 21:5-19 for Sunday, November 17, 2013

  1. Cindy Davis Birmingham AL
    I have been trying to pray using scripture for a while.
    I haven’t been successful by myself, my mind wonders.
    Having your voice really helps. Thanks


    1. Hi Cindy!
      Great to hear from you. Thank you for the note. The main reason I started the podcast a few years ago was because I found it very difficult to do lectio by myself, with my reading the text alone. But I always found it easy to do when someone else read the text out loud for me. So, I thought I probably wasn’t alone in this and started producing the podcast since no one else was doing it at the time. If you have any suggestions for me let me know. Thanks again.
      Deepest Peace


      1. One thing that would help me, because I often find myself attuning to particular words or phrases, is to know which translation you are using. I had thought it was the Common English Bible, but looking it up it seems as though it was not quite the same. My tradition prefers the NRSV, but it is by no means always the most clear, and sometimes I do switch for preaching. I’d find it helpful if you might mention the version, even if it is your own translation.


      2. Hi Marie,
        Thank you for this. Yes, I need to remember to let folks know what translation I am using. Normally, I use Eugene Peterson’ The Message Bible, but sometimes NRSV, which is my preferred version for serious exegesis. Glad you wrote!
        Deepest Peace,


  2. Hi Todd, I stumbled across your page over a year ago. I visit periodically and find it refreshing. Over recent years I have found the practice of lectio divina has opened up the scriptures to me. Your leadership in this regard is faithful; you trust God’s eternal word will resonate with the listeners.

    Be choice,

    Adrian Taylor
    New Zealand


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