Over the past few years I have enjoyed writing reflective devotionals for you to use. These short reflections are perfect to go through alone or with your prayer group.
Themed seasonally, either with the seasons of the Christian liturgical calendar or the seasons of nature, they are to encourage you as you navigate various seasons in your life .
My prayer is that they will give you strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.
Liturgical Seasons – Easter and Advent
Easter 2020: A Quiet Easter
At the beginning of Lent in 2020 I felt called to quiet the noise of the world in order to hear more clearly the voice of God. So at the end of February I started a practice of 15 minutes a day in silence.
This then sparked the idea for my Easter devotional this year, which is called a quiet Easter. On a writer’s retreat at the beginning of March I wrote these scripts not knowing what the world would look like as we approached Easter.
I fully believe in this season, and we need to look to Jesus who in the days leading up to his death, was incredibly quiet in the face of the all the noise of the world.
I have written these posts as podcasts that you can listen to and allow the words to wash over you, or as scripts you can read or ponder.
May you know the still small voice of your Prince of Peace, present with you today.
Easter 2018 and 2019: Grace for the Journey
In 2018 I wrote an Easter devotional for my newsletter subscribers and in 2019 I shared it on the blog for you.
I decided to read the story again in each of the gospels. But I got stuck in Matthew. Four little phrases jumped out at me in that account, phrases I just couldn’t shake. So, for each day of Easter I reflected on one of those phrases.
On Good Friday I looked at Grace for the Forsaken, on Easter Saturday, Grace for the entombed, Easter Sunday focuses on Grace for the fearful and we finish on Easter Monday with Grace for the doubter.
May these phrases speak to you as they have to me, and may they give you grace for your journey,
For a few years now I have had a weekly devotional series over the four weeks of advent. It has served as a way to intentionally focus during this time of the year that can be extremely busy.
In 2018 I focused on the fact that the word advent means waiting, and so the series is called In the waiting. The introductory post is here, and the first post looks at slowing down in the waiting. The second post focuses on holding on to hope in the waiting. The third post looks at where your strength comes in the waiting, and the last post focuses on the faithfulness of the one who holds us in the waiting. Click here for this devotional series
In 2017, I endeavoured to slow my Christmas, deliberately, reflectively, hopefully, and generously. Click here for this devotional series
In 2016, I embarked on a journey in quiet, with reflections on a quiet mind, a quiet body, a quiet heart and a quiet spirit. Click here for this devotional series
I hope you find these devotions helpful as you focus on the joy and peace that is an integral part of Christmas.
The Quiet Rites of Spring
Spring is a season of transition. It is a season for some more gentle rites, that are essential both in nature and in our lives for growth to occur. These quiet rites of spring are breaking the ground, sowing the seeds, watering well and tending to the plant.
Join me as I reflect on this quieter approach to this season.
Present with us: A Winter Devotional
Winter can be a time of withdrawal, a time of isolation, a time of hibernation.
Of course, as we have seasons in nature so we have seasons in life.
So, I have written this devotional series using the Psalms as a reminder of how he is present with us in those winter seasons, even when we can feel that he is so very far away.
Present with us – A Winter Devotional
Present with us – The Emotional Father
Present with us – The Protective Father
Present with us – The Healing Father
Present with us – The Guiding Father
Present with us – The Ever Present Father