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Living Generously: Practice

From October 15 – November 12 (4 weeks total) Our Redeemer’s will be focusing on deliberate spiritual practices to cultivate living generously and help us understand how we can be even more fearless, courageous, and loving. During this time Our Redeemer’s will provide a bookmark in the bulletin with suggested practices to explore. Each week has a different theme to inform the exploration of these practices (Celebration, Trust, Abundance, Courage). We hope you find these helpful in discovering a new daily spiritual practice. There will also be a packet with a calendar that lays out all of the recommended practices over the 4 weeks, Biblical passages to reflect on, and a Commitment Letter for the Spiritual Life Hack for yourself. Find all this info below!

          

Daily connections with God, self and others, always nourish and energize us.

We know this, right? Those moments of serenity and clarity in prayer. The power of connecting with someone on an honest, human level. The satisfaction when we do something that matters to the universe and to us.

But boy, spiritual connections are easy to forget, and hard to turn into habits.   How can we find more that’s good and centering and positive – every day?

Well, it IS possible. But we can’t do it alone. We ALL need help. From God and from each other.

The Basics

Worship Weekly ~ October 15 – November 12

Attend worship at Our Redeemer’s, a different church, or on a different day if Sunday morning at Our Redeemer’s doesn’t work.

Connect Daily ~ With God, with yourself, with others.

Use your Sunday bookmark and the options here to select your daily connection with God, your daily connection with yourself and your daily connection with others.

Join the Conversation, Find Support ~ #spirituallifehack

Use the private Spiritual Lifehack Facebook group for the next 4 weeks (and possibly beyond). Engage in it for inspiration, support, and to share your experiences!

Let’s get started!

Get Ready:

Get Set:

  • Each week, use the bookmark in the Sunday worship bulletin to:
    • Set your week’s intention.
    • Check out fresh ideas and resources.
    • Sit down with your calendar and choose the ways and times you will connect with God, yourself and others that week.  Make time – whether it’s 10 minutes or 60 – so it works with your life, your calendar, your needs.  What are you already doing you can link to, or build on?  Make it your own.

Go:

  • Worship the 4 Sundays of this Living Generously emphasis. (Yep. A high bar. How else will you develop new habits and experience their benefits?)
  • Go to www.facebook.com/groups/spirituallifehack/.  Share your favorites, your suggestions, your frustrations and your discoveries.  Lean on and learn from others.
  • Take it one week at a time!  It can be overwhelming to think about the long term.

This isn’t a race or a competition.

  • Give yourself grace, but don’t give up!

Let’s Do This!

How Will I Know What Practices to Do?

Experiment with the different options provided and ask yourself:

  • Does one thing not fit? Try something else!
  • Can you not do the whole thing? Break it up into parts! 
  • Do you love one option? Add it to your daily routine!

The important part of this practice is to keep trying and to reach out to the community when you feel you need it. We’re all in this together. Take a look at the different options we’ve compiled to give you ideas on how to connect with God, Yourself, and Others.

Connect with God: Options

Connect with Yourself: Options

Connect with Others: Options

Spiritual Lifehack Facebook Group

Not everything will work for everyone, don’t worry! This is meant to be a resource for you to explore different ways people have come up with their own spiritual practice throughout history. Whether it’s through a public hashtag or a private prayer, God is still there with you, helping you to find the awe in God’s creation. Let’s do this!

Our Redeemer’s Blog

Along with our calendar, our blog is a great place to see what we’re up to. Read the posts below to hear musings from Pastor Kathy, ministry leaders and folks in our community. You can use a filter to read updates on our high school youth activities, Kids’ Church and much more. There’s a lot happening around here. Feel free to leave a comment, email the author, share things on facebook, and join the conversation.

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