If you can't even, try this?
This Lent learn to Walk at a Human Pace
We’re inundated with content. We’re inundated with violence and tribalism and a million things to give our attention to.
We’re burned out, bored, compassion-fatigued. But how are we to both bear with these realities while also still growing as a person of faith? Is it possible to hold joy and sorrow together?
Are there some habits we can do that will stabilize and strengthen us?
How about prayer and walking?
You probably know how walking is good for you. The New York Times reports:
Exercise can freshen and renovate the white matter in our brains, potentially improving our ability to think and remember as we age, according to a new study of walking, dancing and brain health. It shows that white matter, which connects and supports the cells in our brains, remodels itself when people become more physically active. In those who remain sedentary, on the other hand, white matter tends to fray and shrink.
But besides also boosting immune function, getting some Vitamin D, or regulating our emotions, walking can also be a spiritual prayer practice. Especially in Protestant traditions, we can think that knowing is simply and only intellectual assent. Is there a different sort of knowing that we can experience?
I’ve created “Walking at a Human Pace,” to be just that. Each day in 10-15 minute episodes, you’ll take a walk and name your human pace of that day. You’ll bring it to God and create an intention for that time. You’ll have scripture read to you. You’ll be asked a few questions and you’ll notice your body, mind, and soul as you walk. I’m taking the journey with you, too.
How can we integrate all of who we are — body, mind, and soul — and bring that to God each day?
So join me — lace up your shoes, put in your earbuds, and go for a walk with me. “Walking at a Human Pace” is a 40-day walking Lenten journey priced at just $10. I’ll read you a scripture passage — we’ll walk through the Psalms of Ascent, messianic prophecies and the life of Jesus — as we journey to Easter.
And if you want to connect with other walkers, use the hashtag #walkingatahumanpace on Instagram.
Directions/FAQ’s/Troubleshooting for “Walk at a Human Pace”
If you’re having problems with the original download link sent on 3/2, you’re not alone! DropBox flagged the link because there were lots of downloads. BUT! I’ve paid them all the monies so it should work now:
When you purchase “Walking at a Human Pace,” you’ll get a pdf download.
Open this pdf download. On the download, you will get a DropBox link.
Click on the link on a computer or iPad (not your phone). It is a zipped file and phones can’t open zipped files.
Unzip the file. You will have 40 files: one for each day.
Transfer the episodes to your phone via message, email or AirDrop.
I wish it were more streamlined, but I’m getting 40 files to you the best way I know how! Please don’t share the link.
Thank you for your grace and understanding. We can do hard things — like walk or wrangle technology! :)