time for a pivot? One often hears about the freelancer and the small business as an efficient [and meaningful] way to move an entrepreneurial endeavor forward. We hear of the local "mom and pop shop" and we immediately have a sense of what that business is like — warm, friendly, relational... and perhaps even a … Continue reading Systems Are Systems, Friendship Is Friendship
I'm so happy to [finally] be sharing this Simple Retreat with you! Enrollment is open through September so take a look! It’s easy to allow expectations [of ourselves, family, friends, culture] dictate how we approach following Jesus. I believe God wants to show us [each] how he wants to engage us authentically. Here’s a practical way forward — the … Continue reading Introducing the Simple Retreat — Friendship with God
Hey all! I'm currently in the process of finishing up the content for my online meditative retreat, the Simple Retreat — think online class... but meditative. Here's how you could help me out! I would LOVE your feedback on what content to include in these retreats [if y'all enjoy it, I'll do more!]. So, I … Continue reading I could use your help…
Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you (John 15:15, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). Take … Continue reading Friendship with God — John 15:15 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]
A thing I wanted and almost purchased I saw a backpack that I wanted. It was super cool AND having it would enable me to carry more stuff [true story]. The backpack I currently have is great [very great in fact], but it has a very narrow profile, so I have to pick and choose … Continue reading I have capacity? but really though — Phil Rice
Ember, a prayer and creative company The longer we go, the more comfortable we get in our own skin. When we named our endeavor Ember, we also deemed it a prayer and creative company [whatever that means, right? we were’t totally sure at the time]. When anyone asked, we could [kind of] connect the dots … Continue reading Ember, it’s both. A brief explanation.
Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the Lord was my support. He also brought me out into a broad place; He … Continue reading On Experiencing God — Psalm 18 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]
Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality …at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, … Continue reading On Experiencing God — Matthew 25 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]
My [Phil Rice] Rhythms of Retreat I had a conversation with a friend recently that led me to write out my own personal rhythms of retreat. This being the beginning of a new year, I thought this would afford us the opportunity for meaningful conversation. I categorize my rhythms of retreat into 3 parts — daily, … Continue reading My 3 Rhythms for Personal Retreat | Phil Rice
How do we determine spiritual authority? Spiritual Authority is a phrase we hear a lot in Christian culture, but what does it look like practically? When I think of Practical Spirituality, there is an initial introspection. ‘What is Phil Rice currently doing internally to fortify his own spirituality and his connection to God?’ But to … Continue reading What Is Spiritual Authority? Am I under it?