Wanted to take a moment and update you on Dislocated Devotions. As you may have noticed, you're getting less devotions in your inbox. What started off as a writing journey for me has turned into more of an experiential one!
As some of you may know, some neighbors and I started a spiritual formation group in our neighborhood called "Church in the Wild" where a lot of the spiritual practices and principles of "dislocated devotions" are being experienced in person. One night it was even bilingual - talk about wild! hah! I covet your prayers as this group continues, though I have no idea for how long and what shape it will take. We pray that we will follow God's lead!
I also started up a Wednesday night Lectio Divina zoom group to help with spiritual discernment and listening. In this group, we meditate on scripture, listening for what God has to say to us in the present through the living, breathing, Word of God (you can learn more about that practice here). The Lectio Divina zoom group is taking a short break and will resume in April on Wednesdays at 7pm CT. If you'd like to be a part of that group, feel free to email me and I will send you the zoom link!
I also wanted to let you know that I have shared all 7 days of the Spiritual Thanksgiving 7-Day Spiritual Practices on my resources page here for those who want to be reminded of the different practices we did or share them with others.
Thank you so much for joining me on my journey and being patient with me as I "go with the flow" - literally - of the Spirit! I think I have more devotions in me, but I'm waiting for God to give me the green light!
Blessings to you all +
by Erica Smith
Nature noticer, contemplative wannabe, coffee drinker, wine taster, and novice painter.