Amy Hayes Burling (Florida)
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Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. - Psalm 100:1 (NRSV)
When I was a little girl, I took piano lessons. Playing piano was not something that came naturally to me, and my teacher assigned me only the simplest tunes. Within a year or two, I stopped taking lessons. Several years later, I picked up my old piano books and began...
When we keep scripture in our hearts, we are never far from God.
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We have small groups and an occasional Sunday class that uses the material for Bible study. We also have a Wednesday night group that reads all four of the lectionary passages and then follows lectio divina methodology in discussing and applying the passages. The Disciplines help in each of these as part of individual devotions but also as material for these group discussions. Our Pastors also preach the lectionary and use Disciplines to help craft the worship experience. It is also a part of our recommended discipleship pathway for all congregants. Many people in the congregation tell me how they love the devotional and it is helping them in their faith walk. Read more...