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Husband to @alyssajoybethke. Living on Maui. Author of 'Love That Lasts' and 'Jesus Religion'
It’s only been a few days since Alyssa & Sadie’s new ecourse + workbook has been out and we’ve been pretty blown back by your guys support and encouragement and kind notes. And the cool part is, even though it takes us a few days to ship you the awesome workbook, you actually get access to the video course INSTANTLY so there’s already folks going through it and posting about it and having a conversation the comments of the video platform we use. So rad and encouraging to see. This is actually a tiny preview from one of the week’s content and is Alyssa not bringing the truth?! So stoked to see her living in her gifting and pointing people to Jesus along the way, through her story. Link in my profile to check it out and get instant access. Love y’all!
Man, I WISH I had turned my mic on when this was recording 😭 found this clip today when going through some footage from last week. This was Kinsley hosting her own little YouTube show, complete with a book review and water break, while I was setting up for a video. Note to self: always bring the kids into the work as much as possible. Let your work be their playground. Even if it means them dropping an $800 dollar camera once and breaking the lens 🤣 which thankfully I was prepared for and just said hey that was totally an accident so no sweat but let’s be mindful so we can have even more fun with daddy’s stuff. I want them to always think that my work is fun, has a space for them, cool, and something they can always help me with if they want to so as they grow older that means more hang time with them. Fighting for integration is always a better idea than compartmentalization. #jeffsdadthoughts
So I wrote on my story yesterday a little about prepared prayers and I thought the comments and feedback and questions were really interesting. It’s fascinating to me in our tradition how we are inherently skeptical of prepared prayers. Call it reformation hangover, or call it our disconnect from those who have come before us, but do we realize evangelicals are the only sliver of the entire Judeo-Christian spectrum to not lean into written and honed and prepared prayers? Eastern Orthodox does. Catholics do. Anglicans do. Jewish traditions do. Jesus did! And of course there’s space and need to groan and ache and spill out our heart at the feet of Jesus. But I read somewhere and agree that, “sometimes the most important things we want to say remain just a little beyond even our best words.” And I think if we want to FORM ourselves, and become a certain type of person, then practicing liturgical prayers is the way to go. I love how NT Wright compares resisting prepared prayers to those unwilling to dress in any clothes they didn’t make themselves or to drive a car they didn’t build from scratch. The prayers that have come before us is a coat rack to hang our heart on. And there is no easier one to start with then the one that our Lord literally told us to pray. Isn’t it funny that when the disciples asked Jesus to teach them, he didn’t say “go in a prayer closet and listen to worship music and say whatever comes to your heart and mind.”? No, he literally gives a liturgical prayer. And what a beautiful and rich and deep prayer it is, like a diamond that with every little turn shines through it’s facets in a different way. And I think there’s no better way to form kids then teaching them the liturgy of song and prayer. And I included this video to show that a lot of times it’s nothing special and it’s crazy and it’s messy and hilarious (she sometimes says “give us this day our daily booty bread.” 😳😂) but you add that up over 18 years? And I guarantee that’ll change someone’s trajectory. PS can we talk about the fact that Kinsley was so stoked on her “on earth as it is in heaven” part that she quit reciting it and just revelled in her awesomeness? 😂 #jeffsdadthoughts
Already have over 3,000 of y’all doing the challenge with us 😱 who else is in? Tag your boo in the comments and tell them to get ready! 😂 Free 5 day challenge starting the day after Valentine’s Day. We running the whole thing through a private Facebook group with Alyssa and me (sorry, for those non-Facebookers). Can’t wait! Link in profile to sign up.
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