The waves of human challenge in 2020 continue to pull many of us back to a place of sober-mindedness again and again. One response is to attempt to escape it by any means necessary. Another response is to press in and invite God into the brokenness. This naturally leads us to prayer and lament, and this is good.
Another place that we can turn in this season of sober-mindedness is the place of spiritual discipline and even spiritual development. How can I order by life rhythms to keep my heart and mind in the place of health and growth? I have chosen three treks of my own.
The first is a trek through several of the more recent books to understand the experience of blacks in America and in the Church. This includes titles like Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison and The Third Option by Miles McPherson.
The second trek is a doubling down on my own rule of life. I have a base rule of life that keeps me in a place of spiritual health and ongoing transformation. Now I am adding more spiritual practices to make it an even more robust pathway toward sustained spiritual health and productivity.
The third trek is to work through a brand-new online course created by Forward Edge’s founder and President, Joe Anfuso. This course, “Living on Purpose / The Eternal Call to Meaning and Adventure” is a seven-session journey of discovery, leading through a prayerful reflection of one’s own life history to better understand our God-given worth and purpose. I highly recommend this experience to everyone. You can find out more at living-onpurpose.org.