Resources for Faith at Home
Your leaders at NPC want to share with you some resources for daily devotionals that we ourselves use and have found to be inspiring. We have combined our ideas and offer these for you to try and enjoy, not only now during our “solitude for the good of the realm,” but as an ongoing source of spiritual growth.
We invite you to engage in the spiritual practice of breath prayer. For this week, try it out. Breath prayer invites you to focus of a particular phrase while slowly breathing in and another phrase while slowly breathing out.
(From Psalm 23)
Inhale: I will not be afraid.
Exhale: for You are with me.
For Children & Their Caregivers:
Week of March 24: Children & Family Resources Ideas for Faith At Home
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This week’s story from John 9 begins by raising the toughest question of all: where does tragedy come from? Who’s responsible for the bad things that happen to undeserving people. Or, in v. 2, “Whose sin caused this man’s blindness, his own or his parents?”
In contrast to the religious people, who were certain they knew all the answers, Jesus says and then shows that he is the light, both in this man’s eyes and in the whole world.
Light is a powerful metaphor. But it leaves us with some real questions to wrestle with: how is Jesus “light” for a person? How does this light of Christ work in real life?
- Print at least one copy of the attached PDF document. Print more copies if you want extra credit.
- Please watch the following You-Tube video – nice reading of John 9 – the scripture reference for this Sunday’s class.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA8w4Tn_xzk.
- Optional assignment: bring a candle to“class.” After reflecting for an hour on Jesus as light, we’ll close our time by lighting a candle. (So do I have to say to bring a candle and a match? Really? 🙂)
The class itself will convene at 10:00 this Sunday, March 29nd via https://www.gotomeet.me/AdultSS You may join as early as 9:30 am. Friendly reminder, please turn your MIC OFF until it’s time to speak. This will allow everyone to hear Dave’s voice.
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Pause… Listen… Think… Pray… Go. These are the five short steps included in each daily meditation on this daily devotional site. “The devotional experience, written especially for youth and young adults, seeks to provide reflections on themes that impact our faith journey. We hope this experience will create a quiet space in your life for meditation and prayer.”
Meditation Monday… Free-range Friday… Breathe and Pray… these are all offerings you’ll find in a website that is hosted by Rev. Christine Sine, who trained as a physician and worked all over the world before shifting her focus. Godspacelight.com is an invitation to create a pathway to a more vital whole-life faith.
Fr. Henri Nouwen was a beloved priest and author, respected professor and beloved pastor. He wrote thirty-nine books on the spiritual life. Drawn from a wide range of Nouwen’s writings, these short daily meditations take less than a minute to read and can set the tone for your day, feed your spirit, and nourish your soul.