Matthew 5:1-12 for Sunday, January 29, 2017


Artwork: Litany of the Blessed by Jan Richardson*

Music: A Holy Rest by Stephen Iverson*

*used with permission



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.

2 thoughts on “Matthew 5:1-12 for Sunday, January 29, 2017

  1. I very much enjoy your podcast. I teach the high school age Sunday school class at Staunton Mennonite Church in Staunton, Virginia. We had a lesson on Lectio Divina, which I didn’t know anything about until three weeks ago. That sent me looking to the Internet for some examples, and I found your podcast. I have shared it with my class, and I am now attempting to practice it on a weekly basis myself. Thank you for what you do.


    1. Hi Tate, it’s nice to meet you! And it pleases me very much that you think highly enough of what I’m doing to share it with others. Youth work has been my central work for 3 decades now. What a ride. Keep in mind that, while not all of our youth will be excited about all of the practices we teach them, it is so crucial to expose then to the many Christian prayer practices (and other practices) that our traditions afford. That way, when they are in adulthood and finding life to be dry and their souls feel to be shriveling up, they can fall back on heart-sustaining practices they once learned and actually practice them and find life — find nourishment in God’s direct presence.

      I’m be interested in hearing more about how your lesson with the kids went, three weeks ago. Also, what for you personally has been different aa you have been practicing lectio?

      Hey, take care! Great connecting.
      Deepest Peace,


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