Pastorbob's blog listings. Feed Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob Spiritual practice: Breathe with your problem Richard Rohr writes:  “Prayer is not the avoidance of distractions, but precisely how you deal with distractions.”

St. Paul writes:  "Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words."

During this week as problems arise, simply breathe.  Sit with your problem without trying to solve it.  The moment you become curious and watchful, dopamine is released in the reward center of your brain and your irritability is instantly replaced by pleasure, contentment, and inner peace. Do you sense the Spirit’s intercession for you?


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Sun, 24 May 2015 21:37:23 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/05/24/spiritual_practice:__breathe_with_your_problem http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/05/24/spiritual_practice:__breathe_with_your_problem Richard Rohr writes:  “Prayer is not the avoidance of distractions, but precisely how you deal with distractions.”

St. Paul writes:  "Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words."

During this week as problems arise, simply breathe.  Sit with your problem without trying to solve it.  The moment you become curious and watchful, dopamine is released in the reward center of your brain and your irritability is instantly replaced by pleasure, contentment, and inner peace. Do you sense the Spirit’s intercession for you?


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Pentecost Sunday On Pentecost Sunday,
we pause to remember the coming of the Holy Spirit,
who was with us from the time of our birth
and before
and who will be with us at the time of our death
and beyond.
The Spirit gives us life,
The Spirit teaches us
The Spirit prays with us,
for us,
and through us.
Rejoice in the Spirit’s presence and work
in your life.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 14:18:37 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/05/20/pentecost_sunday http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/05/20/pentecost_sunday On Pentecost Sunday,
we pause to remember the coming of the Holy Spirit,
who was with us from the time of our birth
and before
and who will be with us at the time of our death
and beyond.
The Spirit gives us life,
The Spirit teaches us
The Spirit prays with us,
for us,
and through us.
Rejoice in the Spirit’s presence and work
in your life.

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A Spiritual Practice for Ascension Sunday The ascension of Jesus put us into the surreal world of mythic cosmology,
though physically unverifiable
nonetheless awe inspiring.
In our baptism like his,
we were affirmed to be the children of God
and commissioned for service.
We were incorporated into his death
so that we died to our old self;
and incorporated into his resurrection
so that we rose to new life.
In his ascension, he is given power and authority that makes him victorious over all obstacles.
In our identification with him,
we have been seated with him at the right hand of victory.
Let these bigger than life images inspire you to live
a productive, victorious, full life.

During this week take the story of Jesus’ ascension into your awareness and let it inspire you to live

… from a “high” perspective. “God raised us up and seated us in the heavens with Christ Jesus.”

… with a victorious attitude.  “In all these things we are more than conquerors through the one who loved us.”

… with a plan to live creatively, approaching each situation with freshness.  “As Christ was raised ..., we too can walk in newness of life.”

… with awareness that you are part of the body of Christ, displaying God’s wisdom in the world.  “God’s purpose is now to show the rulers and powers in the heavens the many different varieties of his wisdom through the church,”  “which is the fullness of Christ.

 

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Sun, 17 May 2015 16:43:34 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/05/17/a_spiritual_practice_for_ascension_sunday http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/05/17/a_spiritual_practice_for_ascension_sunday The ascension of Jesus put us into the surreal world of mythic cosmology,
though physically unverifiable
nonetheless awe inspiring.
In our baptism like his,
we were affirmed to be the children of God
and commissioned for service.
We were incorporated into his death
so that we died to our old self;
and incorporated into his resurrection
so that we rose to new life.
In his ascension, he is given power and authority that makes him victorious over all obstacles.
In our identification with him,
we have been seated with him at the right hand of victory.
Let these bigger than life images inspire you to live
a productive, victorious, full life.

During this week take the story of Jesus’ ascension into your awareness and let it inspire you to live

… from a “high” perspective. “God raised us up and seated us in the heavens with Christ Jesus.”

… with a victorious attitude.  “In all these things we are more than conquerors through the one who loved us.”

… with a plan to live creatively, approaching each situation with freshness.  “As Christ was raised ..., we too can walk in newness of life.”

… with awareness that you are part of the body of Christ, displaying God’s wisdom in the world.  “God’s purpose is now to show the rulers and powers in the heavens the many different varieties of his wisdom through the church,”  “which is the fullness of Christ.

 

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Spiritual practice: Expressions of God Love is a verb and not a noun.

God is love.

Is God a verb?


Wherever you see love, you see God.

Some places may surprise you.

Some lovers may surprise you.

Whenever you see love, you see God.


This week be on the look out for expressions of love.

Remind yourself every time you see one that you are seeing God.


This week, be yourself an expression of love.

Let God be seen in you.


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Sun, 10 May 2015 16:45:05 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/05/10/spiritual_practice:__expressions_of_god http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/05/10/spiritual_practice:__expressions_of_god Love is a verb and not a noun.

God is love.

Is God a verb?


Wherever you see love, you see God.

Some places may surprise you.

Some lovers may surprise you.

Whenever you see love, you see God.


This week be on the look out for expressions of love.

Remind yourself every time you see one that you are seeing God.


This week, be yourself an expression of love.

Let God be seen in you.


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Spiritual Practice: Remember the Source of All Creation

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world
and dances in rhythmic measures.
It is the same life that shoots in joy
through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

Rabindranath Tagore


The highlighted words from Tagore’s poem are all elements of creation.  They are things you can see and touch.  


During this week notice how many of these things you see.  How many can you hold in your hand?  Remind yourself that you draw from the same creative source as each of them.  In a sense you are one with them.

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Sun, 03 May 2015 15:29:18 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/05/03/spiritual_practice:_remember_the_source_of_all_creation http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/05/03/spiritual_practice:_remember_the_source_of_all_creation

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world
and dances in rhythmic measures.
It is the same life that shoots in joy
through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

Rabindranath Tagore


The highlighted words from Tagore’s poem are all elements of creation.  They are things you can see and touch.  


During this week notice how many of these things you see.  How many can you hold in your hand?  Remind yourself that you draw from the same creative source as each of them.  In a sense you are one with them.

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