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.

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.

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…

Be Overshadowed by God

As part of our Soul Shepherding ministry, I regularly lead spiritual formation and soul care groups for pastors and Kristi leads groups for pastors’ wives. Let me share with you from my journal about one of my experiences… Today I was blessed to lead Lectio Divina for two groups of pastors. We shared in the Bible…