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Reflective Quote: FEBRUARY 2020

Live one day at a time 

emphasizing ethics rather than rules. 

- Wayne Dyer

Learning to Meditate

Christian meditation is explained at  www.youtube.com. The Aramaic mantra is  Maranatha, (ma-ra-nat-ha) meaning “Come, Lord.” Download an App to adjust your meditation time at www.wccm.org and click the Mobile WCCM App at the top of the page.  

Slept in 'n Missed Church?

The life of a student may welcome a morning to sleep in. If you want to check the recent sermon at the Lutheran church in Halifax, check the pastor's blog. Or listen to Sunday's sermon from Advent Lutheran Church in New Jersey here. Or listen to talks of faith by Nadia Bolz-Weber here.

Religious Groups on Campus

On campus you will find a number of student societies that offer religious options. To help  assess which groups might be a problem for you, check this document from Calgary which is based in part on a Dalhousie document. 

The Universal Christ

You may want to listen to a  conversation with Richard Rohr speak of a 2019 book about the Universal Christ, moving beyond tribalism in religion. Listen here.   

Take a Six-Minute Retreat

Pause for a few moments and allow yourself to grow still. Take several slow, deep breaths. Feel God’s loving gaze upon you.  Go to this site.   

“How Was Your Day?”

A good way to get in touch with deeper feelings at the close of a day is with The Examen. Review what has been a frustration and a joy of your day. For a guided meditation of this, visit here.

Young Peoples' Needs in a Church

An essay explores young people and their resistance to churches that go after being “cool” and that focus less on authenticity. What Millennials Want

God Pause

 Looking for spiritual refreshment? “God Pause” is a short, daily reflection on next Sunday’s Bible readings. You’ll be ready for an extra meaningful worship experience. Visit God Pause

Light a Candle

Lighting candles is a sacred action that expresses more than words can express. You may want to begin or end your day by lighting a candle on this website. Or you may want to light a birthday candle for a friend, remember a loved one who is having trouble, express your gratitude, etc. Visit gratefulness.org to light a candle. 

Movie to See

One of the best films of the past year and winner at the Canadian Film Awards was Maudie, the story of a Nova Scotian folk artist, Maud Lewis. The film is Maudie. You will see the home she lived in, covered with her art, at the Nova Scotia Gallery of Art. See a review and the trailer here.

Everyone Raise a Glass

A look at Martin Luther, the courageous reformer, with reference to the celebration of Luther held in 2017. Listen here

Donate Free Rice or Soup

For each word you get right, Free Rice will donate twenty grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to end hunger. www.freerice.com. Or do a click for Give Free Food at the Hunger Site. www.thehungersite.com 

Contact The Chaplain

Contact us:

The Chaplain’s office:

The chaplain's office is located in Dalhousie Multifaith Services in room 407 of  the Student Union Building on University Avenue.

Each day a chaplain is on duty (from various traditions).

To specifically speak with a Lutheran call the number provided below.

Lutheran Students Atlantic

halifaxlutheranchurch@gmail.com C: 902 2230220

Hours

Open today

12:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m.