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Quarantined: Day 30

Today’s prayer will be a bit different than we have done on other Fridays. Today we reflect on the contemplative tradition which, “Put simply, the contemplative life is the steady gaze of the soul upon the God who loves us.” Richard Foster, Streams of Living Water So today I encourage you to find a comfortable and quiet place to sit. And close your eyes and sit in silence, focussing on the heart and attributes of God. Think about who he is,…

Quarantined: Day 24

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”  Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.  Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up,…

Quarantined: Day 18

As followers of Jesus, we know the truths of Romans 8:31-39, but at times it is hard to believe them.  Life happens to all of us, and we are told lies that go against the things God says we are.  I’ve held on to so many of those comments and things so long that I start to believe the lies.  Those lies keep us away from who God has called us to be. 1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a…

Quarantined: Day 12

As the DeerArtist: Suki Joseph Premnath Artist Statement: Nothing can satisfy us like Jesus! Nothing can fulfill us like His love.  As the deer panteth for the waters So my soul longeth after you You alone are my heart’s desire And I long to worship you. TODAY’S JOURNAL REFLECTIONS What stands out to you in this painting?  Read Psalm 42:1-5. What word or phrase stands out to you in this passage? How thirsty are you for God in your life right now? How has…

Quarantined: Day 6

One of my favorite summer activities I most look forward to is sitting around a campfire with my family.  We aren’t necessarily talking, but are just being together.  I watch the flames dance.  I think about what we did outside in nature during the day. I feel the peace of the moment and a deep joy and ease washes over me.  In those moments, I’m not worried about DOING anything.  I am simply being present, with my family and with…

Quarantined: Extra – Prayer

As you go through the Quarantined experience, you may begin to notice some recurring themes from week to week. We have chosen to use the six traditions from Christian history as a guide to help us grow in a more balanced spiritual life. These are the core characteristics of the life of Jesus. On Saturdays, we will define one of the six traditions or streams to help you better understand what you might find during the week. This week, we…