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Living Lightly

I hold the weighty word of our family’s Father
I have the open ear of the Master of all
May I rest
May I reflect and remember
         For Your way is strange
May I not grasp at my own expectations
May I see through death, dark, and defeat
         For all things You master
May I pay heed to Your world
May I hearken to Your word
         For You complete what You design
May I take with grateful wonder and righteous prudence
May I make with joyful diligence and humble faith
         For freely You give
May I admit my limits: my failures, flaws, and fears
May I accept others: their struggles, strangeness, and strength
         For You take us into Your arms
May I speak and see carefully
May I sleep fully free from care
         For You leads us
Yes, Master, may You lead my family
         and hold our hand
         and walk beside us all the days of our lives
         that we may dwell forever with your Son
         with whom we sit
         asking these things


A joy to hear Kevin Keating share his rule of life today in the form of a prayer/poem…can you see the parallel to the Lords Prayer?! He has detailed specifics for how he’s living out this prayer…very creative approach!

Paul Clark’s Rule of Life

Paul-Clark-Rule-of-LifeWhen Pastor Paul Clark first encountered the idea of writing his own personal rule of life, what emerged was a desire for his entire pastoral staff of 12 to also create their own. Paul shares his rule of life for all who are engaged in pastoral ministry as an example of what one pastor has crafted for himself…and we joyfully offer it to you! Thanks to all who have contributed their personal rule of life as testimonies of God’s deeper work…each one has enriched this interactive website tremendously.