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7 01, 2018

The Examen, from St. Ignatius of Loyola, (as interpreted by Father James Martin)

2018-01-08T13:37:21-06:00 January 7th, 2018|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

Presence: Remember that you’re in the presence of God in a special way when you pray. Ask God for help in prayer.Gratitude: Recall two or three things that happened today for which you are especially grateful. Savor them. Then thank God for these gifts.Review: Review you day from start to finish, noticing where you experienced God’s presence. Notice everything from large to small: from an enjoyable interaction with a friend to the feel of the sun on your face. When did you love? When were you loved?Sorrow: You may have sinned today or done something you regret. Express your sorrow [...]

14 07, 2017

I’m mad as hell, and…

2017-07-14T08:51:05-05:00 July 14th, 2017|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER God of love, Sometimes you just expect too much. Prohibiting murder seems sensible enough. But Jesus tells us we can’t be angry at our sisters or brothers? Seriously? And we can’t call them fools? And I am supposed to reconcile with my enemies? What you are asking for seems beyond the reach of possibility. I can’t do it. And yet, the words of Scripture echo in my mind. “If you can? echoed Jesus. “All things are possible to him [...]

25 05, 2017

Long Range Planning Committee Aims at Ambitious Goals

2017-05-25T14:56:07-05:00 May 25th, 2017|All blogs, News|0 Comments

St. Luke’s Long Range Planning Committee has been at work seeking God’s preferred future for St. Luke’s ministry.  The committee has established eight initiatives as part of our vision for the next five years.  By the end of 2023, St Luke’s will: Overhaul systems for hospitality, engagement, and leadership development Expand strategic communications for traditional worship and all of St. Luke’s ministries Enlarge St. Luke’s outreach ministry, including our work in the Gethsemane parish Grow the Story Houston as an integral part of St. Luke’s mission Strengthen and grow our Encounter [...]

24 03, 2017

Are you ready for battle?

2017-03-28T14:54:50-05:00 March 24th, 2017|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER God, I watched the news last night and there saw the replay story of a murder/suicide in the home of a nice family. So much pain… It was followed by the story of a couple of young parents neglecting their children. I looked at their photos, and I felt for them… so over their heads. I heard at a meeting yesterday about the overwhelming problems of opioid abuse, and saw the testimony about it. [...]

27 01, 2017

God, when I am stuck, get me unstuck… Inside-Out Habits – January 29, 2017

2017-03-28T14:55:20-05:00 January 27th, 2017|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER Loving God, Sometimes I get all excited or resolved regarding some goal, and my enthusiasm lasts only a few weeks or days. Then the questions and thoughts beset me: “Why am I doing this anyway?” “Of course I will quit. I always do.” “I can’t change. The old self is just who I am.” “This is just too hard.” “I’ve tried this a thousand times with no success. Why do I think this will [...]

15 01, 2017

What is next for me? Inside-Out Habits–January 15, 2017

2017-03-28T14:55:23-05:00 January 15th, 2017|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER God, I believe you created me with purpose. You put a passion in my heart. You planted within me the seeds of specific spiritual gifts, all ready to be activated by the Holy Spirit when I respond to your call. You formed me using the experiences of my life. And I have been one of the lucky ones who has a sense of what you want me to do. Nonetheless, I sometimes wonder what [...]

8 01, 2017

Unstuck: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for January 8, 2017

2017-03-28T14:55:25-05:00 January 8th, 2017|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER OK, I admit it, God. I am a bit stuck. I have struggled with some challenges for some time, and I want to be different. At least I say I do. You asked the paralyzed man by the pool of Bethzatha, “do you want to be well?” My heart says yes. My actions say no. My life is so dominated by habits – habits of thought and behavior – and so I find myself [...]

6 01, 2017

Unstuck–by Suzi Pitts

2017-03-28T14:55:26-05:00 January 6th, 2017|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

I had the day off on Monday, and as the wild storm blew in I snuggled my covers over me and watched the trees blow like crazy in the backyard. I knew that I wanted to try out the fancy new exercise bike, and make progress on some reading, but decided to have a second cup of coffee and stay between the sheets instead. It was luxurious time to rest and recharge. Another hour went by and I had still not budged. As much I wanted to get a work-out in and dive into my reading, I stayed [...]

1 01, 2017

Happy New Year: Inside-Out Habits – January 1, 2017

2017-03-28T14:55:28-05:00 January 1st, 2017|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER God, Thank you for 2016. There have been some difficulties in this year, some losses, some pain. But there have been some wonderful moments as well. And I praise you in the midst of all of them. I praise you for your very character, your goodness, your love, your light. Thank you for walking with me through all of those moments. God, as the wise men followed a star from the east to find [...]

1 01, 2017

At Every Stopping Place

2017-03-28T14:55:29-05:00 January 1st, 2017|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Meredith Mohr The words are written on a colorful piece of paper stuck to my bathroom mirror, where I read them every day. “It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the end of our journey, He is also at every stopping place.” These are wise words by Elisabeth Elliot—a missionary, a firm but gentle teacher, a true Jesus woman, and after I’ve read and re-read her books, a real friend. With an old year quietly falling in line behind a new year, it’s a habit to drift towards thoughts of [...]