Posted on February 15, 2015 by mrsmetaphor
We’re excited to let you know that our Lenten Devotional is now available from a variety of sources!
Walk with us through the 40 days of Lent to get your focus right as we approach Easter. Like our other devotionals you will take one position each day, have a scripture verse on which to focus and then journal your thoughts. You’ll be building your practice, your prayer life and your perspective.
We hope you enjoy it!
Pick up the eBook version here
Amazon (kindle version)
Sellfy (kindle and pdf)
Or get the paperback copy here on Amazon.
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Posted on February 28, 2014 by mrsmetaphor
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day …” Psalm 91
DoxaSoma is the embracing of the sacred, integrating movement and prayer, breath and word. The practice of DoxaSoma employs static stretch to increase strength and flexibility, fluid movement to improve mobility and meditation on the Word of God to release tension and revive the Spirit.
Sessions are adaptable for all skill levels and will be led by certified DoxaSoma Instructors.
The sessions will be approximately 60 minutes and are typically done in bare feet. Dress in clothing which allows stretching and movement. Please bring an exercise (yoga, sticky mat) if you have one. Some mats will be available for use as well.
Spend time practicing Doxasoma with us during the 40 days of Lent in Chicago with our Lent Series in Chicago this season.
…for strength, for focus, for prayer, for renewal…
Grace Evangelical Covenant Church
4201 N. Monticello Ave., Chicago
Mondays during Lent at 7:30 p.m.
(March 10-April 7)
Dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat
Suggested donation $5-10 per person
Hope to see you there!
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Posted on March 6, 2011 by mrsmetaphor
We’re beginning the season of Lent this week, a season of sorrow and deep joy. It sounds like an unlikely pairing, doesn’t it?
Thinking on it though, consider this…we are really only capable of the deep sorrow because we first own that deep joy. Without the joy there is no place for grief. We grieve out of the loss, out of the pain…the joy in there, still, always…waiting.
This time of Lent offers us a chance to experience the real and true gift of sacrifice. We can choose to do so with a fast…we can choose a traditional fast of some food or drink item…or we can “give up” something else, something which we have put in the God’s place too often, without even realizing it.
What is it we put into that place, the one we ought to reserve for God? What earthly thing do we pick to FILL us, something tangible, some action or some thought…
Consider today…what you need to sacrifice…where you can MAKE ROOM for God to fill you this Lenten season.
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