From Pastor Debbie-
How do you stay refreshed and centered in your life of discipleship?
Regular worship is an opportunity for refreshment and re-centering our lives in God. But we don’t have to wait for Sunday or corporate worship for this renewal and re centering. Daily, we can draw upon the scriptures, prayer, and Christian conversation for such moments of refreshment and redirection. Each day, this renewal and re centering can help us remember that all does not depend on us. And no matter what happens in our lives, these quiet moments keep us grounded in the truth that we always have our identity and purpose in God.
I know that many of you already spend a few moments each day intentionally directing yourself to God’s presence in your life. Others of you may wish for these moments, but are not sure where to start. With this in mind, I am listing some daily devotional resources that may help you. There are millions more resources out there. Here are a few to get you started or to give you something new to try out. Thanks to all who shared what is helpful to them.
Paper Back or E Reader-
All Saints, edited by Robert Ellsberg- Recommended by Pastor Richard Little
Bread for the Journey by Henri Nouwen- Recommended by Pastor Richard Little
Daily Readings from Luther’s Writings, Selected and Edited by Barbara Owen-Recommended by Pastor Debbie
Daily Readings from Spiritual Classics, edited by Paul Ofstedal- Recommended by Pastor Debbie
Daily Reader for Contemplative Living by Fr. Thomas Keating-Recommended by Pastor Richard Little
Grace for the Moment: Inspirational Thoughts for Each Day of the Year by Max Lucado Recommended by Romona Miller
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young - Recommended by Janelle Correll
Places Along the Way: Meditations on the Journey of Faith by Martin Marty and Micah Marty- Recommended by Pastor Debbie
Take and Receive devotional series by Jacqueline Syrup Bergan and S. Marie Schwan- Recommended by Pastor Debbie
The Book of Psalms (Various translations: KJV, NRSV, "The Message", "Psalms for Praying" by Nan C. Merrill)- Recommended by Pastor Richard Little.
Women at the Well, edited by Linda-Marie Delloff and Bernadette Glover-Williams- Recommended by Pastor Debbie
Yes, And . . - Daily meditations - by Fr. Richard Rohr- Recommended by Pastor Richard Little
Daily Devotions by Pastor Kerry Nelson- https://revkerry.com
Recommended by Barry Hough and Betsy Ellington-Boynton
Daily Devotional from United Church of Christemail@example.com
Recommended by Betsy Ellington Boynton
Daily meditations by Richard Rohr http://thecenterforactionandcontemplation.cmail19.com/t/d-l-idhidrd-kyuhjjjyi-j/
Recommended by Gerry Gehl, Pastors Richard Little and Pastor Debbie Frye
God Pause- resource prepared by Luther Seminary https://www.luthersem.edu/godpause/
Recommended by Betsy Ellington Boynton and Ramona Miller
Moravian Daily Text-
Recommended by Gerry Gehl and Pastor Debbie
Daily devotions from the Upper Room- http://devotional.upperroom.org
Recommended by Pastor Debbie
Upwords- Daily Devotionals by Max Lucado- http://www.maxlucado.com
Recommended by Carolyn Mauney
Centering Prayer by Contemplative Outreach. It has an opening prayer and a beginning sound that you can select. It times the duration of the silence that you select. Then it has a closing prayer. Recommended by Gerry Gehl
Pray As You Go (PAYG) the app icon looks like it has a big "G" on it but it is a circular arrow. It is useful when you are in the car because you can listen to it on your way to work. It also has daily examen that it talks you through for different age groups.
Recommended by Gerry Gehl