Pastorbob's blog listings. Feed Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob Spiritual practice: Say “Thank You” I structured the worship service for my final Sunday around giving thanks. I used the sermon time to say thanks to a wonderful group of people. As part of the sermon, I included this spiritual practice: Say “Thank You”

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
Meister Eckhart

During this week, pay attention to every time you say “Thank you.” Remind yourself each time that you are saying a prayer. You may be surprised that the number of times you say “Thank you” might increase.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 19:53:47 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob I structured the worship service for my final Sunday around giving thanks. I used the sermon time to say thanks to a wonderful group of people. As part of the sermon, I included this spiritual practice: Say “Thank You”

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
Meister Eckhart

During this week, pay attention to every time you say “Thank you.” Remind yourself each time that you are saying a prayer. You may be surprised that the number of times you say “Thank you” might increase.

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spiritual practice: significant events; steppingstones Today I reflected on 34 years of ordained ministry int he United Methodist Church. In connection with my reflections, I suggested this spiritual practice: significant events; steppingstones

What you are right now is the result of your life experiences. The places you have been, the people you have known, the work you have done, the challenges and successes you have experienced all have contributed to your life at this present moment. From time to time it can be helpful to look back over these events.

One day this week make a list of “stepping stones.” On a sheet of paper make a column of numbers 1-10. Quiet yourself for a few minutes, then write one thing beside each number that has shaped your life. Reflect on each of these items silently, with a friend or in your journal. What has your reflection revealed to you?

I have published a collection of 52 spiritual practices. You can get a copy by following the link.https://www.createspace.com/5524218?ref=1147694&utm_id=6026

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 18:30:46 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/06/21/spiritual_practice:_significant_events;_steppingstones http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/06/21/spiritual_practice:_significant_events;_steppingstones Today I reflected on 34 years of ordained ministry int he United Methodist Church. In connection with my reflections, I suggested this spiritual practice: significant events; steppingstones

What you are right now is the result of your life experiences. The places you have been, the people you have known, the work you have done, the challenges and successes you have experienced all have contributed to your life at this present moment. From time to time it can be helpful to look back over these events.

One day this week make a list of “stepping stones.” On a sheet of paper make a column of numbers 1-10. Quiet yourself for a few minutes, then write one thing beside each number that has shaped your life. Reflect on each of these items silently, with a friend or in your journal. What has your reflection revealed to you?

I have published a collection of 52 spiritual practices. You can get a copy by following the link.https://www.createspace.com/5524218?ref=1147694&utm_id=6026

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Spiritual practice: Let go; Let God The seed sprouts and grows,
but the farmer doesn’t know how.
The earth produces crops all by itself.  
~Jesus


Each morning brings a newness that we need only step into.
Let the God of hopes and dreams,
wash you,
lift you,
heal you,
hold you.

Take a few moments each day this week to simply let go and let God work the healing and renewing work of life in you.

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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:23:21 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/06/14/spiritual_practice:__let_go;_let_god http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/06/14/spiritual_practice:__let_go;_let_god The seed sprouts and grows,
but the farmer doesn’t know how.
The earth produces crops all by itself.  
~Jesus


Each morning brings a newness that we need only step into.
Let the God of hopes and dreams,
wash you,
lift you,
heal you,
hold you.

Take a few moments each day this week to simply let go and let God work the healing and renewing work of life in you.

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Spiritual Practice: Be Yourself

Jesus demonstrated personal authority

It came out his own authenticity.

As our model he show us how to live out of our own authenticity,

with confidence in who we are.

This week as you practice,

“Be yourself today.

Just be.

Without explanations or definitions.

Take notice of the person you are.”

— Terry Bookman, The Busy Soul

 

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Sun, 07 Jun 2015 16:33:10 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/06/07/spiritual_practice:__be_yourself http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/06/07/spiritual_practice:__be_yourself

Jesus demonstrated personal authority

It came out his own authenticity.

As our model he show us how to live out of our own authenticity,

with confidence in who we are.

This week as you practice,

“Be yourself today.

Just be.

Without explanations or definitions.

Take notice of the person you are.”

— Terry Bookman, The Busy Soul

 

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Spiritual practice: Feel the wind Jesus said, “The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.  So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

If you can sit outside, do so. Relax, listen to the sound of the air, feel the air around you, and at the same time recall the words of  Jesus.   Describe what happened to you in this experience.

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Sun, 31 May 2015 17:10:30 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/05/31/spiritual_practice:__feel_the_wind http://community.beliefnet.com/pastorbob/blog/2015/05/31/spiritual_practice:__feel_the_wind Jesus said, “The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.  So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

If you can sit outside, do so. Relax, listen to the sound of the air, feel the air around you, and at the same time recall the words of  Jesus.   Describe what happened to you in this experience.

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