June 14, 2012 in books, events
Woman Reading - by Louai Kayyali
Yesterday’s post encouraged you to start each day with two minutes of silent and solitary prayer. As you spend time in prayer, God’s presence within you will create the desire to spend more time abiding with Him. Today, we turn our attention to the scriptures. In Touching the Holy, Robert J. Wicks reminds us, “Without meeting God each day in scripture our sense of God becomes too vague and open to our own musings or the tyranny and erratic impulses of our own unconscious.” Wicks suggests we commit to two minutes in the morning with prayer and five minutes in the evening reading scripture. A great place to start is with the Psalms or the book of John. Don’t study, just read. For five minutes approach God’s Word with a “spirit of freshness and quiet desire”. Use a new contemporary translation and see the words and stories in a whole new way. Seven minutes a day – you can do it! Small steps lead to powerful changes. Register for the small is powerful event.
June 13, 2012 in books, quotes
In Touching the Holy, Robert J. Wicks advises those of us seeking a deeper relationship with God to set a goal of spending ten to fifteen minutes in silence and solitude each day, but to ALWAYS spend two. We should spend more time in prayer than two minutes, right? Wicks agrees. He explains, “…simple constant deeds are always more meaningful than rarely fulfilled great promises of fidelity… in time, a faithful schedule of a few moments of daily prayer will set the stage for a more mature relationship with God in which more time will be desired and spent in stillness with the Lord.” Commit to giving God two minutes of your day – small is powerful! register for our small is powerful event
May 2, 2012 in books, events, resources
They embrace and leverage their gifts and talents to create a well-lived life.
At grace*ologie‘s April luncheon and conference, we discussed our God-given assignments. Marcus Buckingham’s Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently is a great resource. It is a step-by-step guide packed with practical information to help you create your strongest life. To get started, you can take the strongest life test here.