August: Devotional

August: Devotional

“God spoke: “Separate! Water-beneath-Heaven, gather into one place; Land, appear!” And there it was. God named the land Earth. He named the pooled water Ocean. God saw that it was good. God spoke: “Earth, green up! Grow all varieties of seed-bearing plants, Every sort of fruit-bearing tree.” And there it was. Earth produced green seed-bearing…

August: Lectio Divina

August: Lectio Divina

  This Lectio Divina practice is brought to you by Melissa, a Leader in The Abbey and a Spiritual Director. You can connect with Melissa on her website and on Instagram @create_space_melissa. To the one who follows God’s ways…He will be standing firm like a flourishing tree planted by God’s design, deeply rooted by the brooks…

August: Meditation

August: Meditation

  This meditation is a guided Prayer of Examen brought to you by Melissa, a Leader in The Abbey and a Spiritual Director. You can connect with Melissa on her website and on Instagram @create_space_melissa. Prayer of Examen Steps Become aware of God’s presence with you. Review your day with gratitude. Pay attention to your emotions…

August: Creative Contemplation

August: 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…