Radiant Magazine Article

radiant magazine - spiritual disciplines article - amie hollmannJoin me over at Radiant where I discuss “Spiritual Disciplines” and manage somehow to work in gelato and one of my favorite quotes from Evelyn Underhill who says in her book The Spiritual Life,

“We mostly spend our lives conjugating three verbs: to Want, to Have and
to Do
. We are kept in perpetual unrest: forgetting that none of these verbs have any ultimate significance, except so far as they are transcended by and included in the fundamental verb, to Be: and that Being, not wanting, having and doing, is the essence of a spiritual life.”

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3 thoughts on “Radiant Magazine Article

  1. I enjoyed your article over at Radiant. I’d push you to think a little about how the disciplines are much more effective when practiced with other believers, in the context of a committed and disciplined group. Often we isolate ourselves in the practice of our disciplines when we should be drawing together with other believers to support, encourage and strengthen each other.

  2. Thanks. Yes community is so important and vital.

    Kelli B. Trujillo’s wonderful resource The Busy Mom’s Guide to Spiritual Survival, which I mention in the article, talks about spiritual disciplines in much more detail.

    – Fellowship
    – Worship
    – Celebration
    – Fasting
    – Stewardship
    – Simplicity
    – Service
    – Hospitality
    – Evangelism
    – Life Change
    – Meditation
    – Prayer
    – Scriptural Learning
    – Solitude
    – Silence

    The Busy Mom’s Guide to Spiritual Survival

  3. Thanks for sharing this article. I’m interested in reading the book, “The Busy Mom’s Guide to Spiritual Survival.” By nature, I’m very task oriented and enjoy “doing” things. My recent journey into motherhood has forced me to slow down and “be.” When I nurse my baby, watch her play, rock her to sleep, take her for long walks in the stroller… these are times when I am quiet and God can speak to me; I’m living in the moment. So, I’m praising God for little babies and for this adventure of motherhood, because it’s making me less selfish, less busy, and more aware of the present, more connected to God.

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