Soul Nourishing Practice: Prayer of Lament

Life. Sometimes, it feels like life is happening with us and for us and it feels full of joy and freedom and love and goodness. Other times, it feels like life is happening against or without us and it feels full of grief, sadness, being alone, feeling rejected or left behind. The unexpected twists and turns, the best laid plans falling apart before our eyes, and learning to navigate a [...]

Soul Nourishing Practice: Prayer of Repetition

“Prayer of Repetition is like a seasoned fisherman who knows he can go back time and time again to a good fishing hole and find fish. The spot never seems to empty of good fish, and he gets a new one every time.”   …I mean, I don’t eat fish, but I can appreciate the sentiment. Perhaps, we swap out fishing holes with a strawberry, tomato, or cucumber plant in [...]

Soul Nourishing Practice: Praying Scripture

A quick Google search of ‘the benefits of praying scripture’ will bring you lists upon lists from people who have engaged in this practice and how found it to be beneficial. One of the ways praying scripture is beneficial is for the portion of Philippians 4:8 that says “...if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your [...]