Living Faith at Home
is all about supporting people toward wide open spaces of connection.
We yearn for connection with God. We are hungry to experience God’s love for ourselves. We want relationship with our families of birth or of choice.
Let’s grow connection through bite-sized practices of dialogue, prayer, and community for our every day faith experiences.
Living Faith at Home supports you
as you explore your living faith
in your everyday experiences through :
- Our Podcast “Faith at Home”
- 1:1 Spiritual Guidance Sessions
- Group Spiritual Formation Experiences
- Keynote Speaking
You are invited to explore faith
To experience God as loving and supportive, and to step into your belonging that has existed from before the beginning of time.
You are invited to find meaning in your everyday life, to experience resilience and gratitude in the ups and downs, to release control in the hands of the Life-Giving Spirit.
While taking responsibility for the everyday actions, let’s step into the unforced rhythms of grace, and share our experiences of faith and relationship in ways that are life-giving and connection-building.
Life is full of challenges.
Having the support you need for your faith to be alive, practical, and woven into your daily life makes navigating the challenges of life more meaningful.
That support is what Living Faith at Home is about.
Hi! We are Reade, and Jennifer.
As facilitators for Living Faith at Home, we support people — like you! — to listen to their lives, and through everyday practices of prayer, to be able to step into experiences of connection with the Divine Family!
There’s no instant coffee (who likes that stuff anyway?), but there are practices of support that we can engage in day by day that will grow our spiritual resilience, nourish our soul, and let us step free from the shackles of false guilt and shame.
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Do you feel safe and protected? Psalm 91 talks about safety and protection. What does that mean in the world you live in now? Psalm 91 says that God will save us.
What do you notice? What is God calling you to?
Psalm 89:38-52 wraps up our final Listening Practice from this Psalm of 52 verses. Do you ever feel like crying because you are afraid that God has forgotten you? Over the long haul, the practice of listening to the Psalms, and through Psalms to God, and to ourselves, helps us to become better at hearing what matters most to us. This lament helps us to bring our sadness, anger and frustration into the conversation.
There have been times when it felt like God was not listening when we were trying to be in conversation. And there have been times when it felt like we couldn’t hear anything from God even though we felt like we were trying with all our might. All long term, intimate relationships go through times where things are challenging.
We can carry our lament straight back into the relationship with God. There’s no extra fee for expressing our feelings, just a loving welcome, and a “thank you for telling me your truth.”
What do you do with the words of they Psalms when they speak to our deepest fear that God is going to be angry with us for ever? When they stir up the trauma of cut off relationships? As we practice listening using the words of Psalm 89:19-37, we notice the fear of broken relationship. We notice the call to be in relationship.
Relationship, not transactions, not cut-off brokenness, is what we hear the Life-Giving Spirit calling us toward today.
When we pray using this practice of listening for God's voice through the words of the Psalms and our response to those words, we bump up against the pieces of our history (especially as we practice listening here in Psalm 89:19-34). Our history may have retold the stories of God in ways that don't reflect who God really is. Our experiences may have reinforced the stories of ourselves in ways that aren't true to who we are. We, our true selves, are invited to be in relationship with a God who is loving, initiating, and compassionate.
What calls to you from these words? How does God speak to you, today? Share with us in the comments below, or reach out through a message.
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Are the waves in your life so big they are shaking you to your core? Do you feel like the big picture is taking your breath away? As we listen together to the first 18 verses of Psalm 89, we notice the bigness of the world and the specific-ness of God’s love.
Sometimes the rocking of the waves can calm our fears. Sometimes the breadth of a glorious vista causes us to take a deep breath and relax the trauma from our bodies.
In the big picture and the small details, we are invited to be in conversation in safe spaces and to listen to Scripture with skill and belovedness.
Tell us, what stands out to you as you listen today? Could you listen to a Psalm with someone in your life and engage in conversation today?
This Psalm 88 Listening Practice takes us into the heart of lament. If we read the Psalms just based on what we like, or what we want to feel, we’d avoid this Psalm nine times out of ten.
And yet, there are days when we feel the deep pain of sorrow. There are days were we wonder if God is listening.
As much as listening practices are about getting better at listening, they are about underlining the truth that God is listening, too! When we practice listening to the Psalms, we can experience hearing the Divine AND being heard. We can feel the full range of our emotions, AND we can affirm the truth that we are in a relationship with give and take.
What do you notice as you practice listening with Psalm 88?
Especially when we are in seasons of lament and grief, having a Spiritual Guide is an important part of healing. If you are looking for a Spiritual Guide, book an Exploration Call with Jennifer. Deep lament calls for dialogue and community.
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