- – work in progress!
Counseling Services: occasionally a counselor is in order to help tackle things that are beyond us. It’s important to find someone you can get along with, so don’t be afraid to call around. There are some the immediate area, but Samaritan Counseling (Scotia, and many other locations) is conversant in faith-based conversations and several of them have a sliding scale if cost is a concern.
Prayer is the Christians central calling and privilege- and it’s not always easy and needs to be learned. There are no wrong ways, but there are better ways. The best way is to just do it, in whatever way your life needs- walking, waking, or cooking, alone or with friends. Different seasons of life call for attention and it doesn’t always look the same.
If you need some specific companions:
– Anglican Daily Prayer with the Book of Common Prayer (a liturgical, cycle of praying the daily office with a great interface and app.
– Prayer of Examan, Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises describes a posture and method of praying that has benefited many. There are many variations, but the approach is sound and worth our attention.
– Praying with Family: Teach Us to Pray. Each day has a daily prayer liturgy that is is engaging for kids. It is well paced that allows us to carve a holy moment in our hectic day.
Lectio Divina– this is basically reading Scripture slowly, attentively. As Eugene Peterson says, it’s reading for transformation not information. (guide coming…)