Immersed

This daily devotional will explore ancient, tangible, relatable, spiritual practices that deepen our openness in and to the presence of God.

Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Monday, April 19, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Spiritual Practice: Compassion Compassion etymologically means to “suffer with.” In that way, compassion is a spiritual practice wherein you acknowledge and even allow yourself to feel the [...]

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Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Sunday, April 18, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Spiritual Practice: Welcoming Prayer For Adele Ahlberg Calhoun the spiritual practice of a welcoming prayer means "to welcome God into every part of my life, body, circumstances and relationships." A welcoming prayer, then, isn’t a wordy prayer full of well thought out proclamations about God’s presence. Instead this [...]

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Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Saturday, April 17, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: John 18:38 “What is truth?” Pilate asked. Spiritual Practice: Truth Telling Have you ever seen someone fudge the stats? Or give into the “sin of omission”? Or dress up a lie as the truth? We live in a world where so called “alternative facts” are [...]

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Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Thursday, April 15, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Psalm 62:1 My soul finds rest in God alone. Spiritual Practice: Centering Prayer Centering prayer is a contemplative, wordless spiritual practice that asks us to quiet the mind and body and simply “be” in the presence of God. Set a timer. Take fifteen minutes. Be [...]

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Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth And the meditations of my heart Be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Spiritual Practice: Witness The spiritual practice of “witness” or what we might call “testimony” can be intimidating. It means talking [...]

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Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Romans 8:25 If we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Spiritual Practice: Waiting There has been a collective, global waiting these last 13 months. Not that our waiting has been “quietly sitting in the waiting room.” No, our [...]

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Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Monday, April 12, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Psalm 62:1 Let every living thing praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Spiritual Practice: Centering Prayer In a 2018 publication, my worship professor Cláudio Carvalhaes wrote, "Our worship is our wireless connection with one another, bodies next to bodies, connected by something that is fully [...]

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Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Sunday, April 11, 2021—Confirmation Sunday Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Proverbs 20:5 Advice comes from the deep waters of the heart; those with understanding can draw it out. Spiritual Practice: Mentoring Today is Confirmation Sunday, a day that cannot come about without mentors (livestream Confirmation Sunday worship today starting at 8:30 a.m.) It takes [...]

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Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Saturday, April 10, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Jeremiah 30:1−2 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.” Spiritual Practice: Journaling There is something powerful in writing down [...]

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Immeasurably Immersed: A Spring Devotional

Friday, April 9, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Scripture: Psalm 23 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Spiritual Practice: Labyrinth Prayer Whether you’ve been to the labyrinth in the church front yard, or to the stone labyrinth at [...]

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