Today on Soul School I am sharing a version of a presentation on prayer that I gave to the inmates at Federal Prison FCI Schuylkill who (voluntarily) attend ongoing LIFE Ministry(Christian)classes.
My book on prayer is called LIFE AS PRAYER:
My book was inspired by Brother Lawrence and this book:
The Letters of Brother Lawrence
Brother Lawrence was a man of humble beginnings who discovered the greatest secret of living in the kingdom of God while serving as a brother in a monastery near Paris. For Lawrence his life was involved the art of “practicing the presence of God in one single act that does not end.” Lawerence often stated that it is God who paints Himself in the depths of our soul. We must only open our hearts to receive God and God’s loving presence. For nearly 300 years this unparalleled classic (which is mainly a collection of letters from him and remembrances of him) has given both blessing and instruction to those who can be content with nothing less than knowing God presence in all God’s majesty and feeling God’s loving presence throughout each simple day.
Thanks for listening to the Spark My Muse podcast today. Each Friday is a conversational guest episode. Today’s episode is a Spark My Muse first–not one, but two guests–the women from the podcast Sacred Ordinary Days. Jean and Lacy have quickly grown a strong tribe as they help listeners understand the seasons and rhythms of the liturgical year. They have both launched some fascinating resources too you will want to hear more about.
LENT 2016 February 10 – March 26 (but not Sundays)
Season of disruption where you make space and grieving the sad things about life. It prepares you for other sorrowful times in life. And prepares us to truly celebrate the wonderful times as well. We can hold both together. There are paradoxes. Both/And
MIN 35 Being fully human.
MIN 36 “It’s all grace.”
The underlying season remains and we can return to it whenever we need it.
Thanks for listening to Soul School which comes out each Wednesday. Be sure to listen on Friday for the weekly guest episode too. This week (2/19/16), it’s the amazing Bruce Van Horn!
Today’s episode is about the lesser-known themes of Lent.
LENT means Springtime. In much of the Northern Hemisphere of the world during this season spring has NOT sprung,but it has started underground. This is a metaphor for our interior lives at times too, isn’t it?
When everything seems barren, rebirth can be right there underground.
Millions of people around the world focus on this nature of the human experience. The new life that comes after a time of dormancy and expectancy in the 40 days before Easter is celebrated each year. See how the themes can benefit you as you consider them personally, even if you don’t follow the liturgical calendar.
Want to encounter this season more deeply and transformationally than ever this year?
I’ve been work at work to make that possible.
This lesson comes with a lot of extras! I made a great video lesson, I’ve included some fantastic resource links (including my favorite audio devotional link I’m using this year), and I made a companion worksheet to enhance the lesson that YOU WILL LOVE.