Nathan talks with Charles Ayars, a spiritual director who works with the Renovaré Institute, about the life and poetry of St. John of the Cross.Listen now >
Few writers can capture the spirit of levity in a celebratory life with God as well as G.K. Chesterton. In this excerpt from his masterwork Orthodoxy, he muses on the tremendous force of what is soft and light, the capering feet of medieval art, writing jokes for Punch, and why angels can fly.
We invite you to take a walk on the lighter side this week, as we look at an aspect of the discipline of celebration that might best be termed levity. Richard Foster starts us off on the right foot with some words on traveling light by not carrying about the weight of our own piety.
We’ve spent some time this week on the theme of the “blessing of blessing,” looking at the virtuous cycle of service, giving, and community when we step out in faith. But, what if you’re at the end of your blessing rope, so to speak, and feel you have nothing left to give? Hannah offers wise words.
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“Fun ahead saith the Lord.”
Members of the Renovaré board and ministry team retreating together in Colorado.