Just a quick last minute invite for all of you New Jersey readers: we're having a free concert at Franklin Lakes UMC tomorrow night (Saturday, the 16th, at 7pm.) Richard Koons, a professional actor/musician and member of FLUMC is performing a concert titled, "Grateful," reflecting on his spiritual journey. He'll sing music that has been meaningful to him over the years - traditional hymns, contemporary praise music, and other selections. If you're in the area, think about stopping by!
I posted this a while back before anyone was really reading this blog. Now that more people seem to be stopping by, I thought I'd put it out there again with some edits/additons since it's been on my mind again... Do you find it difficult to have any sort of devotional time? When I was growing up, I was almost compulsive about my personal Bible Study, devotion time, etc. Somewhere along the way, I got more and more sporadic. In part, I found myself frustrated with the devotional books that I considered theologically too conservative. I find it hard to bond with God when you're busy mentally disagreeing with the author of whatever resource you're reading. My habit was broken, and I've never gotten it back for more than a few weeks at a time. So, a disciplined devotional/prayer/bible-reading life - is it something I should be striving to get back, or something that is filled by other ways I am close to God? This is a debate I have with myself all the time. On the