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Nate Preisinger
Buffalo, NY
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Devotion, the worship gathering of Organic Faith, has moved to a new night. Starting January 16th, Devotion will be held on Thursday nights at Parkside Lutheran Church. Join us for a time of prayer, meditation, and conversation. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Organic Faith
When You're Stuck, Deflate. Thats what we talked about at Devotion last night. It's a phrase that comes from a book "Shifting Sands" which talks about the spiritual journey as a walk across the desert. The idea is that there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Organic Faith
Our world is a pretty overwhelming place. Sometimes, in order to move past a situation we just need to slow down, deflate ourselves and recognize the simple promises of God that will carry us. We'll be looking at this idea... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Organic Faith
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Dan Allender wrote a great book called "Sabbath" in which he tries to recover the concept of taking a Sabbath for present day Christians. Its a quick, good read and its a text I find myself revisiting again and again.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Organic Faith
Last night after a great discussion of Isaiah 32:1-8 and our "Stop at Every Oasis" theme, I asked the group gathered for Devotion to summarize all our thoughts in one sentence. Here's what we came up with: Slow down, change... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Organic Faith
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Introducing our theme for the upcoming week: "Stop at Every Oasis" Do you take regular time for spiritual renewal and rejuvenation? Are you in a healthy rhythm of allowing yourself time to rest? This week we'll be explore this theme... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Organic Faith
Who we are is in God Why we live is in God And the living God is in us Instrument: Guitar Weekly Themes: "Listening" Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Devotion: A Journey into Spirit
Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done On earth as it is in heaven Instrument: Guitar Weekly Themes: "As it is in Heaven", "Community" Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Devotion: A Journey into Spirit
We walk alone Yet God brings us here Together, we walk alone Instrument: Guitar Themes: Walking Alone Together Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Devotion: A Journey into Spirit
Last night at Devotion we furthered our discussion on the idea of Walking Alone Together. During our conversation we reflected on how important it is for all of us to appreciate our own journey but to recognize that we always... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Organic Faith
We all walk through life a little differently, but that only makes our walk as a community that much more vibrant. We learn from one another and grow together as we walk alone, together. This will be our topic for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at Organic Faith
As our week of listening draws to a close, I share this great story about Mother Theresa: Dan Rather, CBS anchor, once asked Mother Teresa what she said during her prayers. She answered, "I listen." So Rather turned the question... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Organic Faith
We've been thinking and talking about Listening this past week and its importance in our life of faith. In our world of words, images, and messages, it is a very rare feat for us to just take time to listen.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Organic Faith
Here's a great video that has been passed around lately: While it's only one person singing all the parts, it illustrates just how powerful sung harmony can be. There is something undeniably moving about multiple voices harmonizing together -- its... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Organic Faith
At Devotion last night we spent a long time reflecting on all the different forms community can take in our lives. As part of our discussion, it was mentioned that we want our communities to be neatly packaged; we want... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Organic Faith
This week, we will be exploring the Christian understanding of community. What makes Christian community different from everyday community? Is there a difference? Does it matter? How does God help us understand what community is all about? How can we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at Organic Faith
Not only is the Lord's Prayer filled with wisdom and inspiration and power and all sorts of other good stuff, but it also can be set to music to create something even more beautiful. Check out these two different versions... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Organic Faith
Last night at Devotion we had a great discussion about the Lord's Prayer and prayer in general. We focused our attention on Matthew 6:5-13. As is our practice at Devotion, the conversation wandered on to all sorts of topics, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Organic Faith
Our new topic for the week ahead is The Lord's Prayer. More specifically, the phrase, "As it is in heaven". Have we ever taken the time to think about the significance of praying for the world to become "as it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at Organic Faith
We've been talking about Purpose for almost a week now and no one has mentioned Rick Warren's book that sold 500 billion copies a decade ago, The Purpose Driven Life. Now, let me say clearly that I'm not trying to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Organic Faith
Last night at Devotion we continued our conversation about Purpose. We spent our time reflecting together on Ephesians 1:11-14. Here is the translation of this passage from The Message (one of the translations we read last night): 11-12 It’s in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Organic Faith
Here's a Fireside Chat video with some thoughts on our Christian understanding of purpose. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2013 at Organic Faith
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Thanks to everyone for taking part in our conversations about Identity this past week. Today's Thursday, so it's time to introduce the new theme: Purpose. What is our purpose? How do we find purpose in our lives? What does God... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Organic Faith
As our week of exploring Identity draws to a close, I invite you to take time today to share with God what you're thankful for, and any other prayer requests you may have. We'll introduce a new theme tomorrow. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Organic Faith
Holy Holy Holy Hosanna in the highest Instrument: Harmonium Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Devotion: A Journey into Spirit