Creating Sacred Space in Our Lives (Page 5)

A weekly devotional series presented by Tripp Martin, pastor of Auburn First Baptist Church. Auburn First Baptist Church is a free and faithful congregation of Christians, and a unique place of faith, learning, and ministry. For more information, visit AuburnFBC.org.

Sacred Words

We always — from generation to generation — need to reclaim, redefine, and rediscover what our sacred words mean. We are to tell our story: to be genuine and authentic about who we are — not only to those inside the church, but to those that we meet and share life with, wherever it takes…

Learning to Pray

Other people’s prayers are to lead us to our own words — to help us unearth how to say what we need to say that is authentic and genuine in our lives. On Wednesday, we gather to reflect on “Creating Sacred Space in Our Lives” — a devotional series presented by Tripp Martin, pastor of…

Our Work

Sometimes we might feel as if our work is too practical to also be spiritual. How can our work have implications for our faith? Or, how can our faith have implications for our work? But, what if what we do with our lives — our work and our efforts — could mirror God’s work: God’s…

The Priority of Community

As we practice community — or even prioritize community — we hope to learn to love our neighbor as our self: where, in the diversity of the Community of Faith, we learn that everyone is our neighbor. On Wednesday, we gather to reflect on “Creating Sacred Space in Our Lives” — a devotional series presented…

The Practice of Forgiveness

We all need the forgiveness of others, whether that is receiving it or offering it. And, when give ourselves to that kind of work — without fail — we make room in our lives for Sacred space. On Wednesday, we gather to reflect on “Creating Sacred Space in Our Lives” — a devotional series presented…

Passion

Fire has always had a way of occupying what seems to be sacred space — or, at least speaking to what we mean by sacred space. We can sit there captivated by it, where our attentions are focused. On Wednesday, we gather to reflect on “Creating Sacred Space in Our Lives” — a devotional series…

An Embrace of Welcome

We find our strength at the broken places through the practice of empathy, where we can lean down to care for others — to see another’s struggle, not as something that makes them different, but something that makes us the same — because we all need the Grace of God. On Wednesday, we gather to…

Something New

God doing a new thing is similar to how the work of Forgiveness allows us to begin again, or how the practice of Justice is always trying to right the wrongs, or how Grace allows us to create something new out of Love, Mercy, or Hope. On Wednesday, we gather to reflect on “Creating Sacred…

Yes or No

The questions vary at different seasons of our lives, but those small answers are important places where we can seek out God’s presence. It highlights for us the very power of our choices, which we could never really underestimate. On Wednesday, we gather to reflect on “Creating Sacred Space in Our Lives” — a devotional…

Discernment

As we start considering all of our options and major decisions, and we just don’t feel steady on our feet, discernment — looking at everything that is within, and sifting through it — can help us ground our feet again within God’s presence. On Wednesday, we gather to reflect on “Creating Sacred Space in Our…

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