Tag: Discernment

Word of the Year for 2015

Spirituality
I'm sure some of you have seen the different ways to find your Word of the Year. People believe it is a more positive use of energy than listing resolutions that will most likely be broken by the middle of the second week of the year. I like Susannah Conway's process, so this is what I will go through to find my word for 2015. She asks you to visualize your perfect day in 2015...what you were doing....how you felt....what you were looking forward to. Then she asks you to think about the following questions: -- What is definitely happening in 2015? -- What are you hoping will happen in 2015? -- What dreams would you like to nurture in the new year? -- What area(s) of your life is/are asking to be supported in 2015? -- What qualities do you want to develop in yourself? -- What does y...

Who do you say that I am?

Christianity, Lenten Journey Participants, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
who do you say that i am? am i samuel? the buzzing drone of a fly whispering my name? am i peter? the accusing screech of the cock bellowing at me? or am i paul? the brilliant flash of blindness healing my wound? maybe i am just me. learning to be still. (c) 2010, T. Stewart Lenten Reflection Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured wa...

Narcissistic Jesus?

Christianity, Lenten Journey Participants, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
Lenten Reflection For your sake I bear insult, and shame covers my face. I have become an outcast to my brothers, a stranger to my mother's sons, because zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who blaspheme you fall upon me. Insult has broken my heart, and I am weak, I looked for sympathy, but there was none; for consolers, not one could I find. Rather they put gall in my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. I will praise the name of God in song, and I will glorify God with thanksgiving: "See, you lowly ones, and be glad; you who seek God, may your hearts revive! For the LORD hears the poor, and his own who are in bonds he spurns not." -Psalm 69:8-10, 21-22, 31, 33-34u Thoughts: One thing that has always bothered me is the story of Jesus where he say...