April 2019 | The Parable of The Treasure and The Pearl

April 2019 | The Parable of The Treasure and The Pearl

The Bible is full of examples of wealthy people who followed Jesus:  Mary and Martha, Zacchaeus, Lydia, Joseph of Arimathea… As far as we know, Jesus never asked them to give their wealth away, and yet their actions show their generosity and willingness, had they been asked, to do so. Letting go of wealth isn’t what Jesus wants. He wants our devotion.

Are you willing to let it all go? Is there anything you are holding on to that you have made a greater treasure than Jesus?  

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April: Stars Checklist

Track your stars collection as you journey through April ’19 content…
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April: Devotional

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.  When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.   Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.  When he found one of great…
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April: Lectio Divina

This Lectio Divina practice is brought to you by Krista Fleming, a Leader in The Abbey. You can connect with Krista on Facebook or Instagram. Here she helps us journey deeper into the heart of the parable for this month.  “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it,…
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April: Meditation

This meditation is brought to you by Krista Fleming, a Leader in The Abbey. You can connect with Krista on Facebook or Instagram. This meditation is focused on Breath Prayer. Inhale: I respond Exhale: in joy
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April: 60 Minute Slow Flow

This practice is guided by Lindsey Nauta. She slowly brings our focus back to the basics – the foundations in our yoga practice and in the place our heart is rooted.
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April: 60 Minute Power Flow

This practice is guided by Caroline Williams. Here we build into a more advanced balancing pose called Bird of Paradise while reflecting on our heart and mind’s perception of identity.
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April: Playlist

Power Flow and Slow Flow Playlist
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April: Creative Contemplation

The goal of contemplative practices is to develop deep intimacy with God, but sitting still and silently meditating isn’t the only way to do that. Our unique gifts, talents, heritages, and cultures all contribute to how we uniquely draw near to God. So, to celebrate this (and hopefully inspire you to contemplate more creatively), each month…
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