PraXis Challenge Week: Bonus Round 2 – The Race is Run

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.2 Timothy 4:7 Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive aContinue reading “PraXis Challenge Week: Bonus Round 2 – The Race is Run”

PraXis Week: Bonus Round 1

Peace be with you! It’s an exciting time here at the PraXis Challenge as we wrap up before the holidays. Here is what is going on this week. Group 2, folks connected with Brookside Church, have two more weeks. Group 1, you are done with the Challenge! Alleliuah-High-Five! This Wednesday, we will meet at BrooksideContinue reading “PraXis Week: Bonus Round 1”

PraXis Week 8: Transfiguration

Zoom links below. Please note have a new link for Thursday sessions. WORKOUT OF THE PEOPLE Breast Plate of St. Patrick Intro, reflect on the theme, offer a prayer or intention. – 5 minutes “Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty.”Continue reading “PraXis Week 8: Transfiguration”

PaXis Week 7: (In)Christ

[Links to Zoom sessions and details about in-person session below ] WORKOUT OF THE PEOPLE Breast Plate of St. Patrick Introduction Be prepared to make a very short statement about Who (or What) Christ is to you– 5 minutes It is said that ancient people, especially mystics like Paul, did not distinguish between external conditionsContinue reading “PaXis Week 7: (In)Christ”

PraXis Week 6: The “Mind”

[News about our in-person sessions with Zoom below] WORKOUT OF THE PEOPLE Epiclesis to the Holy Spirit Introduction Intro, reflect on the theme, offer a prayer or intention. – 5 minutes “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what theContinue reading “PraXis Week 6: The “Mind””

PraXis Week 5: The Light

[Zoom links at the bottom of this post]WORKOUT OF THE PEOPLE Epiclesis to the Holy Spirit Introduction Intro, reflect on the theme, offer a prayer or intention. – 5 minutes What is visible of God is light: the power and purity that radiates from God’s presence. In the Greek version of the Old Testament thatContinue reading “PraXis Week 5: The Light”

PraXis Week 4: Love

[Zoom links at the bottom of this post] WORKOUT OF THE PEOPLE Epiclesis to the Holy Spirit Introduction Intro, reflect on the theme, offer a prayer or intention. – 5 minutes “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not loveContinue reading “PraXis Week 4: Love”

PraXis Challenge, Week 3: The Spirit vs The Flesh, and the 16-Hour Fast

Welcome to the PraXis Wellness Challenge, Week 3: The Spirit vs The Flesh [Zoom links at the bottom of this post] Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh;Continue reading “PraXis Challenge, Week 3: The Spirit vs The Flesh, and the 16-Hour Fast”

PraXis Challenge, Week 2: The Heart

Important Note: This Thursday’s session has been moved to Friday. The following week we will return to our usual schedule. Welcome to the PraXis Wellness Challenge, Week 2. This week’s theme is the heart. To the ancients, the heart was the center of our physical, emotional, and spiritual being. Intuition (knowing without thinking) occurred inContinue reading “PraXis Challenge, Week 2: The Heart”

PraXis Challenge, Week 1: Creation

Week 1 [Zoom links to this week’s session are at the bottom of the post] Welcome to the start of our 8-week, wellness challenge. Theme: (New) Creation You are a new creation in Christ [2 Corin. 5:17]. For it is God’s image that you were made, and it is God’s likeness that we aspire (JohnContinue reading “PraXis Challenge, Week 1: Creation”