Spiritual Scrapbook: Practices/Pathways to God

The Daily Routine. (posted 3/30/20) In worship on Sunday, we read the story of the woman who gave everything she had, all she had to live on, two small copper coins. You give so much. every. single. day. especially now. Stop and think about your daily routine in the days of ‘social distancing.’ What’s changed?…

Spiritual Scrapbook: Ancient Scriptures/New Prayers

A Simple Prayer. (posted 3/30/20) What would I do without you? Thank you. Amen. Read the story of Lazarus. (posted 3/23/20) Read John 11:1-44. Notice the range of emotions in the story. Then, write a prayer of gratitude for our God-given emotions. “God is God-enough to know our laughter and our tears alike.” (This idea…

Spiritual Scrapbook: Poems Found

“Beloved is Where We Begin,” Jan Richardon. (posted 3/23/20) Praying, praying, praying for all who are going out to work today, who are worried about personal safety, who are worried about family members at home, who are worried about those they work with or work to serve. Do not leave home this morning without hearing…

Spiritual Scrapbook: Songs Lifted

“It is Well with My Soul,” various Nashville Studio Singers. (posted 3/30/20) Watch and listen on YouTube. Just beautiful. Each singer recorded their voices at home, most on cell phones, and a producer put it all together. I grew up in the Nashville area, and the song sings of ‘home’ for me. Have you ever felt…