Spiritual Practices

What's this all about?

Presbyterian Outlook's recent article about Spiritual Practices includes a summary of our program.

And, see Tamara Slaughter's article from our fall preview!

From its beginning the church linked the desire for more of God to intentional practices, relationships and experiences that gave people space in their lives to “keep company” with Jesus.

These intentional practices, relationships and experiences we know as spiritual disciplines.

– Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, from the Spiritual Disciplines Handbook

Spiritual Practices Calendar

At FPC, we want to support the spiritual formation of all ages and stages of life. This year, we will have the chance to explore spiritual practices on our own and in community. Each month we will focus on a different category of faith practice. You will learn about its foundations and how it can help you grow spiritually, receive suggestions for further reading and interactive learning, and find ways to experience that practice in the ministries of FPC. Join us on the journey!

October: Reading Scripture

November: Prayer

December: Worship

January: Personal Reflection & Service

February: Silence & Meditation

March: Visio Divina

April: Sabbath

This month: Journaling

Journaling: What & Why

See Ann Adams' article about journaling

Journaling is a tool for reflecting on God’s presence, guidance and nurture in daily comings and goings.
Spiritual Disciplines Handbook

Read it

Spiritual Journaling: Recording Your Journey Toward God by Richard Peace

Journaling as a Spiritual Practice: Encountering God Through Attentive Writing by Helen Cepero

Click it

Pinterest: Journaling

Lifehacker: Why You Should Keep a Journal (And How to Start Yours)

The Muse: Eight Ways to Stop Thinking About Journaling and Actually Start Journaling

Recommended app: Day One allows you to enter thoughts & memories and syncs them in the Cloud.

FPC it

Use your laptop, a blank notebook, ora guided daily devotional such as these: NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Jesus Calling Inspirational Journal by Sarah Young, My Prayer Journal: Quiet Moments for Busy Days.

Sometime try sitting in one of your favorite places at FPC while you reflect and write.