Category Archives: Spiritual Disciplines

Can I Trust The Bible?

Hello Geno!  This might be my first time writing you, not sure, but regardless, I’m jumping out there and contacting you.  I feel like God’s put it on my heart for a while to contact you and seek out some … Continue reading

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Calling a Lenten Fast

(Editor’s Note: The following is the body of a note I recently sent out on HopeNews, our staff vehicle for communicating to Hope Chapel’s participants.  –geno) Dearly Beloved, I hope my note finds you enjoying the peace and presence of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Diagnostics

This past Sunday I promised to publish my sermon’s three ‘diagnostic’ questions.  They are based on I Thessalonians 1:4-10 where Paul describes the faith of those early believers who were tested by harassment and persecution almost immediately after their conversion. … Continue reading

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Communion Prayer

This past Sunday, August 5th, Peggy Cogdell introduced us to a famous 14th-century prayer called the ‘Anima Christi’ (Latin for ‘Soul of Christ). I thought this was a wonderful, poetic, thoughtful way to embrace Jesus with our words and asked … Continue reading

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Giving Our Day to God

In a recent sermon I suggested that it would be great if each day we began by verbally giving ourselves to God for His use. I have found that when we purposely begin the day by offering ourselves and our … Continue reading

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Daniel Fast–Snacks, Caffeine

(Editor’s Note: This blog post is written by Kristin Brookshire who currently works as a registered and licensed dietitian for Meals on Wheels and More of Austin.  –geno) You will probably feel very hungry for the first few days as … Continue reading

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Daniel Fast–Cooking & Fast Food

  (Editor’s Note: This blog post is written by Kristin Brookshire who currently works as a registered and licensed dietitian for Meals on Wheels and More of Austin.  –geno) Cooking vegan isn’t complicated and it isn’t all salads. Actually, I’ve found that … Continue reading

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Daniel Fast–Expert Advice

Hello, My name is Kristin Brookshire. Currently, I work as a registered and licensed dietitian for Meals on Wheels and More of Austin. I am very excited to be part of Hope Chapel’s initiative to fast and pray together during … Continue reading

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Fasting Through Lent…Like Daniel

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Why Fast?

“Many, if not most, followers of Christ do not have a clear understanding of the purpose and benefits of fasting, which is abstaining from food for spiritual ends.” Continue reading

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