Spiritual Tools

Advent Practice – Pray with Your Camera

by Beth A Richardson on November 6, 2016 · 23 comments

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Are you a visual psalmist? Do you pray with your camera in your hand? If so, please join us this Advent season for Alive Now’s Advent Photo a Day spiritual practice. Come to this page each day to find the word for the day. Then stop, watch, wait, see … for God’s presence in the word for the day. Tag your photo on social media (Facebook or Twitter) with #(today’s word), #AliveNowMag, #AdventPhoto.

We’re looking forward to joining in this spiritual practice with you beginning the first Sunday of Advent, November 27.

Blessings!
The Alive Now Staff

Spiritual Practice: Growing in Compassion

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By Melissa Tidwell Compassion involves more than just emotion. Though the feeling-with part of compassion is important, as a spiritual practice compassion involves responding to the pain of another. To practice compassion for homeless individuals first involves discernment, seeking to learn more about the factors that contribute to homelessness. Next, compassion is solidarity, standing alongside […]

October 28, 2016 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE →

Advent Prayers 2016

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by Beth A. Richardson Join us as we travel through Advent, the season during which we prepare our hearts for Christmas. Pray these prayers on your own or with your faith community beginning the first Sunday of Advent, November 27. Join us in these praying these prayers as we actively await the coming Christ: First […]

October 28, 2016 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE →

Radical Availability

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By Stephen Bryant, Janice Grana, and Marjorie Thompson Where are you hearing God’s call? What are you hearing God calling you to be and do? There are two sides to God’s call in the Bible and in our lives. God calls us to give our all, to be God’s people always. But God calls us […]

August 28, 2016 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE →

Finding Your Treasure

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By Beth A. Richardson For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. —Matthew 6:21 Sometimes finding what we treasure in our lives, our families, our communities, our world is a challenge. We might say we treasure relationships but then realize that we never seem to spend any time with others. We might […]

June 29, 2016 7 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE →