How to Do Lectio Divina

“Prayer is not designed to change God but to change us.” Thomas Keating Definition Lectio divina (lek-see-o de-vee-na) is an ancient prayer form that, for the first thousand years of church history, was an integral part of the Christian experience. It is a...

Dealing with Failure

What do you do with your failures, sin, and poor choices? What do you do with those images that often suspend time, that play in slow motion like a car accident? Your life flashes before you. Fear grips you and strikes at the core of your being. This is often what...

Why Practice Spiritual Disciplines?

Good question. What spiritual disciples do is intentionally create a space in your life where you allow God to form your inward life into the nature of Christ. The spiritual discipline does not form you. The spiritual discipline only provides a structure or place to...

The Importance of Routinization

by Charles Bello & Brian Blount (taken from From the Sanctuary to the Streets) As we read through the gospels, we see Jesus doing ministry day to day as He goes about His business. He ministers to the woman at the well while waiting on His disciples to get back...