What Song Is Your Soul Singing?

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee;and thou givest them their meat in due season.16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. –Psalm 145:15-16 (KJV) The high school choir I was part of in San Francisco would attend a choral clinic of choirs from all over Northern California.  We assembled inContinue reading “What Song Is Your Soul Singing?”

Honoring Our Loved Ones: A Nod to All Saint’s Day

October 28, 2020Alissa Gunning, Certified Spiritual Director If there is one thing I’m comfortable with, it’s death. I often “joke” that I’ve been to more funerals than baby showers. Well, if it weren’t true it would be a joke. But I don’t say this in jest or out of disrespect, it just happens to beContinue reading “Honoring Our Loved Ones: A Nod to All Saint’s Day”

Sit With Nature If You Want To Sit with God.

Once a month, a spiritual director from Seeking the Spirit Within shares a type of prayer you might like to try. This month, with the beauty of autumn, we offer a practice known as “Praying with Nature.” It’s a simple prayer that can have powerful effects. Janice lives in the city and works long days.Continue reading “Sit With Nature If You Want To Sit with God.”

Can You Find Calm In Today’s “Storms”?

October 14, 2020 As I quieted myself to listen for what I might share in this devotion (unfortunately since the world has been turned upside down, that quiet time seems to happen about 4:00 a.m. when I wake up and have been unable to sleep), my mind wandered to stormy seas.  That is a littleContinue reading “Can You Find Calm In Today’s “Storms”?”

Choosing to Reach Out To God

October 7, 2020by Wendy Grasz (Wendy passed away suddenly September 27, 2020. This devotion was one she wrote for Luther Memorial/Omaha last April. She was part of the task force creating this devotional series for Seeking the Spirit Within and offered this devotion to our efforts. Reading it again, we know now she no longerContinue reading “Choosing to Reach Out To God”

We Did Not Ask For This Room . . . But Let Us Dance

September 30, 2020 We did not ask for this room or this music; we were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces toward the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty…. We did not ask for this room or this music. But because we are here, letContinue reading “We Did Not Ask For This Room . . . But Let Us Dance”

What Is Your Life-Giving Choice Today?

September 23, 2020 Where do you see God at work in this pandemic?  I’ll answer that question with another question.  “What is the life-giving choice?”  I was in my early thirties and facing some of the toughest, most life-altering decisions of my life. The kinds of decisions that uproot years of planning, relationships, finances, complacency,Continue reading “What Is Your Life-Giving Choice Today?”

Here’s A One-Line Prayer You Can Always Use

Once a month Seeking the Spirit Within offers you a prayer practice you might like to try. This month it is “The Jesus Prayer.” It can be prayed anytime, anywhere. It can be prayed silently or out loud. We encourage you to pray this simple prayer and see how your soul responds. September 16, 2020Rev.Continue reading “Here’s A One-Line Prayer You Can Always Use”

God Sings For Joy Because Of You. Yes, You!

September 9, 2020Diane Harpster, Certified Spiritual Director God sings for joy because of you Honestly, it was only a few years ago that I first heard this Scripture verse read in a worship service-really heard it: “The Lord your God is with you.  He is mighty enough to save you. He will take great delightContinue reading “God Sings For Joy Because Of You. Yes, You!”

How Do You Deal With This Forced “Retreat”?

September 2, 2020 As I sit down to share my thoughts with you, my house is very noisy. I simultaneously feel lonely. Our home is fairly small and fairly busy right now. My husband, working from home, is on a conference call on a speaker phone back in the office. The baby monitor occasionally squawksContinue reading “How Do You Deal With This Forced “Retreat”?”