Here are some resources mentioned in The Well-Ordered Way: Finding Freedom in a Rule of Life webcast conversation between Stephen Macchia, Jonathan Bailey, and Carolyn Arends.


  • For even more wisdom on this topic, you may wish to visit (or revisit) our 2021 Webinar, Finding your Rhythm: Crafting a Rule of Life (with Ken Shigematsu and Jean Nevills)

  • One of this webinar’s panelists, Steve Macchia, is releasing a new book entitled The Discerning Life: An Invitation to Notice God in Everything. Anyone who pre-orders the book can participate in a free Reading Retreat” — learn more here.

  • You can learn more about the Renovaré Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation here. (The deadline for the 2022 – 24 cohort is February 1st, 2022, at which point we will begin opening applications for the 2023 – 25 cohort.)

  • The next book in the Renovaré Book Club is A Burning in My Bones: The Authorized Biography of Eugene Peterson. We hope you can join us!


Countdown Song

Resources Recommended by Stephen Macchia

  1. Spiritual Life — Relationship with God

  2. Physical Well-Being — The Body as a Temple of the Holy Spirit

  3. Calling — the Missional Work of the Holy Spirit

  4. Finances — how do I steward my treasure?

  5. Relationships with others

  • Romans 12:1 – 2 — The Message: Place Your Life Before God
    • So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life — and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

  • Closing Prayer: Psalm 16

Resources recommended by Jonathan Bailey

Resources recommended by Carolyn Arends

Other Resources Mentioned in the Webinar and Chat:

  • The Artist’s Rule by Christine Valters Paintner. She is a Benedictine Oblate and author of several books. Her book is a 12-week journey introducing you to Benedictine thought and creating a personal rule as an artist.

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