I am so thankful I have a study at home because it allows me the opportunity to take time away from the distractions of laundry, dishes (especially last night’s ones!), noises, etc., and it allows me a quiet-suited-to-me-space where I can spend time reading, praying, studying, reflecting, writing, etc. Now I am not saying I am an avid writer (I am not!), my go-to devotional style is the study of God’s Word combined with prayer and reflection. This morning in my study, as I began my first day of 2016, I chose to read out loud 1 & 2 Peter. There is something powerful about reading God’s word out loud!
Here’s what I gleaned from this morning’s readings in 1 Peter:
Praying for you all to be nourished in 2016 – nourished through God’s Word, nourished through fellowship with the Holy Spirit, nourished as a result of loving others and being loved, nourished as a result of being in genuine community, nourished as a result of letting go of those things that hold you back, nourished as a result of trusting your life to God.
The Reverend Carmen Kampman is a woman on the road of leadership. Ordained with the PAOC, she is a steward of God’s call to women in ministry, and the founder of LEAD Women, a ministry equipping Christian women for leadership. She is also VP of Advancement at Horizon College & Seminary, and a graduate student in the Masters of Leadership program at Briercrest Seminary. Through study, discipline, and passionate encouragement, Carmen cultivates the deep wells of God’s grace and invites others to journey with her, to discover for themselves who they are and how God is calling them to where they want to be.