Laura Felleman

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Name: Laura Felleman
Date registered: August 21, 2012
URL: http://formandpower.blogspot.com/

Latest posts

  1. Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: The International Military Pilgrimage — December 18, 2014
  2. Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: Anne Lamott- author interview — November 19, 2014
  3. Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: Forgive me my lousy attitude — October 12, 2014
  4. Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: The Leisured Heart — September 30, 2014
  5. Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: Sung Repentance — September 22, 2014

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Dec 18 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: The International Military Pilgrimage

Original post at http://formandpower.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-international-military-pilgrimage.html


This is finals week at UNO.  Studying for three comprehensive exams has left little time for anything else.  Only one thing managed to cut through the fog of finals, an episode from the PBS series Sacred Journeys.  

In the initial installment of the series, host Bruce Feiler followed a group of veterans to Lourdes for the International Military Pilgrimage.  The link above goes to the full first episode.  The video below is Juan Roldan's account of his first visit to the shrine at Lourdes. 


In this clip, he describes the sense of relief that came over him when the waters of Lourdes were placed over his head.  His raw emotions, as well as those of the other veterans interviewed, got me out of analytic-thinking mode and into compassionate-feeling mode. 

I recommend the entire Lourdes episode.  Its message is worth meditating upon in preparation for the end of the Christmas season on January 11, Baptism of the Lord Sunday.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/12/the-international-military-pilgrimage/

Nov 19 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: Anne Lamott- author interview

Original post at http://formandpower.blogspot.com/2014/11/anne-lamott-author-interview.html



One of my favorite writers on grace and faith talking about her new book

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/11/anne-lamott-author-interview/

Oct 12 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: Forgive me my lousy attitude

Original post at http://formandpower.blogspot.com/2014/10/forgive-me-my-lousy-attitude.html


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Sep 30 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: The Leisured Heart

Original post at http://formandpower.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-leisured-heart.html


Another excerpt from Victorious Living by E. Stanley Jones.  The idea of being inwardly adjusted to the will of God appeals to me.  It brings to mind Luke 12 where Christ teaches his disciples that being rich towards God is the opposite of anxiously pursuing possessions.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/09/the-leisured-heart/

Sep 22 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: Sung Repentance

Original post at http://formandpower.blogspot.com/2014/09/sung-repentance.html


Repentance in the style of Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens.  What's your style?  

Mine usually takes the form of a mental rundown of the most recent examples of my finitude.  Lately that's meant a confession that I don't have God's perspective and don't know how my contribution fits into the whole.  This uncertainty is frustrating and humbling.  Instead of getting stuck in uncertainty, I ask for help to move forward in trust.  In other words, my attitude moves from Repentance to Faith.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/09/sung-repentance/

Sep 07 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: What’s the point of the Methodists?

Original post at http://formandpower.blogspot.com/2014/09/whats-point-of-methodists.html


Link to a BBC Radio podcast that summarizes the history of British Methodism and questions whether it has a current missional purpose.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04fz4vb

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