Spiritual Disciplines: Reading the Bible
- There are many different versions of the Bible. This might help you chose the right one for your current needs.
- We suggest you visit a Christian Bookstore or your church’s library/book store for help picking one if this is your first time reading and studying the Bible.
- Most churches offer classes and studies to help you learn the Bible in a more focused, useful way. They are usually free and you typically don’t need to be a member of the church to join in the education.
- Culture version of the Bible – example on Amazon
- YouVersion app – can switch through multiple versions of the Bible without spending money to buy each
- Daily reminder verse
- BibleGateway.com – sends email every night
- Matthew Kelly’s Best Lent ever – free daily email messages during Lent
- She reads Truth – very low cost plans tied to Christian calendar?
In this episode, the Lead.Travel.Pray. team discusses ways to create habits around prayer, gratitude and attending church. We offer suggestion based on what we have tried…and are often still failing to do. Ultimately we believe each person can and will find the spiritual discipline that fits them.
Helpful apps for prayers and devotions:
The Lead.Travel.Pray. team was excited to interview our first guest on this twelfth episode of this podcast we started exactly one year ago. Dale Kreienkamp, Author of How Long, O Lord, How Long? A Book of Devotions for the Unemployed & Those Who Love Him, joined us to talk about personal change, specifically how faith can guide us through things like unemployment.
Dale Kreienkamp is a Human Resources professional of 40 years who has served as an executive in the healthcare industry and as head of a successful consulting practice. Dale has also served as a volunteer leader on numerous boards of directors, as well as in his home church. Dale has experienced a personal journey of unemployment twice when, each time, his positions were eliminated in organizational restructuring. These personal experiences created a desire within him to help others impacted by unemployment through inspirational devotions.
Dale’s Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/HowLongOLord/ [Searchable Handle: How Long Oh Lord?]
LinkedIn URL – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalekreienkamp/ [Searchable Handle: Dale Kreienkamp]
- More downtime is great like personal retreats, mindfulness, prayer, yoga and relaxing vacations
- Gratitude journaling is a good method for reflecting on your blessings
- Volunteer leadership opportunities can be very rewarding and are within everyone’s reach
- 70-20-10 model of development
- More frequent breaks help improve productivity, mindfulness and give you a chance to reflect
- Accountability partners and coaches help keep you focused and give feedback on your progress
- Book: Insight by Tasha Eurich
- Ask for feedback by writing “What is something that might be getting in the way of me [fill in the blank with your development goal]?” on the front of a notecard. Have your peer group respond with anonymous feedback on the back of that notecard. This feedback will be a major gift for your development.
- Don’t try to climb the mountain to the top of your goal too quickly or you may find it overwhelming. Take baby steps and start the journey!
- Book: FYI: For Your Improvement by Korn Ferry – look for used copies to save money; older editions are still quite useful
- Book: Before Happiness by Shawn Achor
- Book: Boundaries series by Henry Cloud & John Townsend
- Brene Brown has created some wonderful resources in a variety of media formats including
- Book: Gifts of Inspiration
- Book: Daring Greatly
- Super Soul Sunday
Prayer rooms have been available in many airports for decades. Now yoga rooms are becoming more popular, too. We spotted the one pictured at San Francisco (SFO).
Questions we considered and hope you do, too:
- What are you most grateful for beyond the typical – family, friends, job, etc.?
- How can your personal transformation help you to have more grace with the growth of another person?
- Where in your life do you need to be brave? How could your faith help you?
- Who do you know that is really brave? What does their life look like?
- Describe an example of a time where your faith led you down a different path than you otherwise would have gone down? Or a time where you felt like He asked you to do something that made you uncomfortable.
References for things we mentioned: