Philippians 4:4-7 for Sunday, December 16, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Vulpes Fox, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vulpes_vulpes_laying_in_snow.jpg; Shiretoko-Shari Tourist Association*

Song: Light that Finds Me by Stephen Iverson
(https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/StephenIverson)*

*used with permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by Todd Spencer

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

6 thoughts on “Philippians 4:4-7 for Sunday, December 16, 2018

  1. LOVED this week’s lectio! The poem, the music, the scripture, all of it so beautifully threaded together. I found the courage to throw a bunch of gesso over an old painting. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to write your note! Nice to be “happened upon!” If you’re open to it, do share more about what draws you to lectio divina and/or other contemplative practices.
      Advent Peace,
      Todd

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      1. I grew up in charismatic/ Pentecostal circles and am now in a liturgical church. I have only been interested in contemplative prayer for the past year or so, but I feel like it has become a way to maybe better intregrate what I have found to be true about God, that He does speak, and is personal. It has also helped so much with anxiety. Also, involvment with missions and evangelism as a young adult left me with a lot of questions about what ministry really is. Pursuing that answer led to reading about spiritual direction and contemplative prayer. Which brought me to practices like lectio divina and to this podcast, which is lovely. I do so enjoy the poetry and readings that you often start with, they really help me to view familiar scriptures with fresh eyes.

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      2. Hello again!
        Thank you for sharing a bit more about your journey. That word, “integrate,” is a powerful word for me as well regarding contemplative prayer. I think, for me, contemplative prayer helps me discover what *God* is doing to integrate my life with God’s, with others, with the universe, in mysterious ways. By this I mean, it seems contemplative practices help me notice the integrating that is going on rather than me trying to force change “out there.” Prayer, in this way, shows me what God is already doing within me and around me and I get to rest, work, play into that movement. Like all God talk, words fall way short here. Anyway, I am so pleased to have you along for the ride! Hope we can continue the conversation as you feel open to it. Have a nice day!
        Deepest Peace in Christ,
        Todd

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