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Daily Practice: Visio Divina

Visio divina is another way to be contemplative. Visio divina shares roots with the ancient practice of lectio divina. (Lectio divina calls for a slow, careful interaction with scripture through meditation and prayer, allowing a word or phrase to rise in one's consciousness, a holy word to be savored and examined.) Similarly, visio divina invites one to encounter God through images. Try Visio Divina Look at the image above painted by our own Rev. Doug Meyer. Let your eyes stay... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Daily Practice: Lectio Divina

Visit TMUMC.ORG/lent or download the TMUMC app to keep up with all lent practices. This week we invite you to join us in the ancient practice of reading Scripture called Lectio Divina. Lectio Divina can be done individually or in a small group. The passage we are going to explore is John 4:7-15. Begin by acknowledging God’s presence during this set-aside time. Read the passage. Listen for any words or phrases that jump out. Read the passage again. Spend a moment... Read More
at Monday, February 26, 2018

Week 1 Recap & Reflection

In our first week of lent, our theme was "Solitude and Silence." We hope you were able to take some time this week to be alone with God. So here's the recap question... What moments of "aloneness" have you enjoyed at any point in your life? Answer in the comments section below! Week 1 Recap Sunday, February 18 Rev. Daniel Humbert kicks us off this week with a challenge to spend time in silence and solitude with God. Each day we'll share a new way to... Read More
at Thursday, February 22, 2018

Daily Practice: Create Space

Rev. Clay Horton and Director of Discipleship Denise Robinson share how to create a space to encounter God: The spiritual practice of solitude is a gift, but it takes intentionality. How can you create space to find solitude on a regular basis? Creating space may mean a physical space in your house, or it might be creating space in your calendar. Spend time today creating time and space for solitude. Add some time for solitude to your calendar so that you'll practice it over the... Read More
at Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Daily Practice: Solitude & Silence

Invite God to be with you as you and bless your time together. At daybreak he departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him; and when they reached him, they wanted to prevent him from leaving them. - Luke 4:42 But now more than ever the word about Jesus spread abroad; many crowds would gather to hear him and to be cured of their diseases. But he would withdraw to deserted places and pray. - Luke 5:15-16 Reflect on the following questions. Feel free to... Read More
at Tuesday, February 20, 2018