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Devotional Practice

Postby Dave Roberts » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:33 am

I completed this morning reading through the Bible in my personal devotions. This was at least my 35th time through the scriptures. I am looking for a new approach for the next cycle. I have done chronological readings, as best one can, readings beginning with the classics of the Psalms and one of the gospels, and have read from Genesis to Revelation. Anyone have suggestions for an approach I might want to take?
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Re: Devotional Practice

Postby Haruo » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:38 pm

Have you tried it in different versions? Say, Greek (if you're able), or Moffatt, or a Catholic version e.g. Jerusalem or New Jerusalem (or Douay-Rheims!)? Or listening to it, as an illiterate might have to?
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Re: Devotional Practice

Postby Dave Roberts » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:11 pm

Haruo wrote:Have you tried it in different versions? Say, Greek (if you're able), or Moffatt, or a Catholic version e.g. Jerusalem or New Jerusalem (or Douay-Rheims!)? Or listening to it, as an illiterate might have to?


I have rotated among NRSV, RSV, TEV, NEB, KJV, NIV, Cotton Patch NT, and Phillips. I have an audio version of the NT which I might try. Thanks for those suggestions.
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Re: Devotional Practice

Postby Dave Roberts » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:46 am

Had a friend make a suggestion that I am trying. Since Luke is the primary gospel for year C, she suggested beginning December 1 and read one chapter each day through December 24th. Good idea!
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Re: Devotional Practice

Postby Haruo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:31 pm

Any other Advent practices that you're following the meanwhile?
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Re: Devotional Practice

Postby Dave Roberts » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:49 pm

Haruo wrote:Any other Advent practices that you're following the meanwhile?


We do weekly advent candles, try to find service projects during Advent. This year we are working with a weekend backpack feeding project for 50 students at an elementary school to send food home where children have been identified as chronically not fed by families on the weekend.
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Re: Devotional Practice

Postby Tim Bonney » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:01 pm

I'm not as consistent as I once was but I prefer to the practice of following the daily office twice a day. I've also used Anglican prayer beads quite a bit. They are similar to the rosary but the prayers are varied and not prayers to Mary or the saints. The beads simply help you concentrate on your prayers.
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Re: Devotional Practice

Postby Haruo » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:04 am

Think I'll start a separate Advent thread. Dave, in your response to my Advent question you said "we" do candles, "we" do service projects. I'm guessing you meant you and your church, but I'm not sure. Anyhow, as the second Sunday of shorter Advent looms, I do have several other questions, only tangentially pertinent to personal devotional practice, so I'll ask them in the new thread,
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Re: Devotional Practice

Postby Dave Roberts » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:28 am

Haruo wrote:Think I'll start a separate Advent thread. Dave, in your response to my Advent question you said "we" do candles, "we" do service projects. I'm guessing you meant you and your church, but I'm not sure. Anyhow, as the second Sunday of shorter Advent looms, I do have several other questions, only tangentially pertinent to personal devotional practice, so I'll ask them in the new thread,


Some in cooperation with church, but we have used a home advent wreath for a number of years.
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