Sunday, July 05, 2009

winter spirituality

It’s the middle of winter here. Short nights. Cold, cloudy, grey days. Buildings are cold. We’re trying to recognise this as a church, by building in a change of pace, encouraging our congregations to go slower for a two week period.

So tonight, our Soak service swapped individual stations and lectio divina for soup and community. Four large dinner tables were set up, adorned with candles, fragrant oils and winter sweet. One had a jigsaw, another had cushions.

Three different home soups were on offer, complete with sour cream, parsley, bacon bits (TVP). Discussion questions lay around:
– where was/is warmth in your house?
– what nourishes your soul?
– how do you (your family) unwind in the winter?

It provided a very different sort of spiritual nourishment, a pleasing change of pace, a relationally warm time, a uniquely winter spirituality.

Further posts:
Personal winter spirituality here.

Posted by steve at 11:02 PM


  1. Congrats on your new blog ranking

    Comment by Bomber — July 6, 2009 @ 10:40 am

  2. congrats on finding me bomber. i’ve been quietly blogging here in since 2004 :), and before that at blogger since 2001.

    Comment by steve — July 12, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

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