January 29, 2017 | JOHN RAY
Thanks, everyone, for making the drive down to Fayetteville on Sunday.
It was an honor for me to be able to share my Sunday morning with y’all.
I was humbled by Darrel’s thoughtful and challenging teaching and presence.
It’s time for this group to start thinking in more concrete ways about which Sabbath practices you want to commit to as we move ahead. Just a quick reminder that our basic outline is to continue to meet Sunday nights through at least the end of May. That will have allowed for time together to explore through Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Lent, then end with Pentecost. By that time, clarity and intention should be established for moving forward.
Key to this is the continuing establishment of personal disciplines and practices. How are your personal devotional times coming? What group practices are proving fruitful? Where do you need help? Where are you finding clarity? What ways are obscured? What feeds your soul? What practices give you life — not just what makes you feel good or what is easy or convenient, but what causes you to grow? Think about the above questions this week.
Read the following: while reflecting on Darrel’s message from Sunday.
What would your “ideal” Sabbath look like? How does it reflect what you know of God’s intent for Sabbath?
We need to move ahead in our reading, so plan on finishing The Attentive Life by the next
time we meet together in a couple of weeks.
Last, I am finalizing the dates with Greg Russinger to come down for a retreat.
Check the Facebook group page for updates.
Grace and peace, y’all,