Digging Deeper in God’s Word

Probably you read the Bible often, but you may not know how to draw life from it. Most people who read the Bible, just read it like any other book. “The Bible is the book of your life,” Ray Ortlund, Sr. said to me. “You need to find yourself and your calling in God’s Word.”…

How to Lead a Lectio Divina Group

This article features simple, step-by-step instructions on how to lead a Lectio Divina group. These instructions are meant to go along with Soul Shepherding’s library of Lectio Divina Guides, each of which provide the format we use. I’m assuming that you have some knowledge and experience of with Benedict’s 6th Century way of reading and…

Step Into Jesus’ Easy Yoke

We strain and stress. We hurry and worry. We think it’s normal. We say, “It’s hard to be a Christian!” But Jesus says, “Come to me… My yoke is easy.” Easy? Yes, easy! Our Biblical insights and personal examples will help you understand practically what Jesus’ easy yoke is and how you can live, work, and relate with people in that easy yoke.

Sample Lectio Divina: Jesus’ Sabbath Day

What is it like to do Lectio Divina? What is so special about this ancient method for meditating on Scripture? The best way to know what Lectio Divina is like is to experience it personally, especially with someone who has been practicing being led by the Spirit in this approach. Perhaps the next best thing…

Lectio Divina: Connecting to the Word of God with our Head and Heart

To meaningfully connect with the Word of God is to integrate the authoritative, inspired text of the Bible with the personal text of our lives. This means taking Scripture into our life in such a way that we listen to God and venture out with our confidence in him in all that we do. This workshop includes a Lectio Divina meditation on Matthew 8:5-13.

Lectio Divina Guides

Our Lectio Divina Guides are one page handouts using key Bible passages. They’re free, easy to use, and great for devotions, small groups, and retreats.

Guiding the Lectio Divina Process

Maybe you’ve experienced meditating on a Bible passage using the spiritual discipline of Lectio Divina. Maybe you also have a small group or a friend that you meet with for prayer. Why not combine these two practices? What a blessing it is to open God’s Word with soul friends so we can listen to the Lord together,…

Be Clothed in God’s Sunshine

My heart goes out to people who get overcome by worry. It’s a temptation we all face. It used to be a way of life for me ’till I was renewed spiritually and deepened by trust in God’s Word. As a psychologist, I help people with worry in therapy. I also provide spiritual care and…

Guigo’s Ladder of Monks

How wonderful it is to penetrate the depths of God’s Word. O to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8) and his words of life are “sweeter than honey”!  (Psalm 19:10, 119:103). What love, joy, peace, and fruitful living is ours when we learn to “let the word of Christ dwell in…

How to Begin Lectio Divina

Many people visit SoulShepherding.org to learn how to practice Lectio Divina in their private devotions or for leading a small group. I’m not surprised because of all the spiritual exercises that we use in our personal devotions and in our spiritual mentoring and retreats for others Lectio Divina is one of the most helpful. The…