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Two great sermons on “Crafting a Rule of Life” that you might really enjoy

Practicing the Rule” based on John 1: 3-5 by Matt Chandler from The Village Church in Texas (11.17.19)

“Developing a Rule of Life” based on John 15: 1-8 by John Mark Comer from Bridgetown Church in Portland, OR (11.3.19)

Danielle DeLong’s Rule of Life

Danielle DeLong created her personal rule of life using and it’s full of life, spaciousness, relationships, and intentionality. Well done, Danielle!

James Holt’s Rule of Life

James Holt crafted his personal rule of life on a baseball. Very creative! Here he is holding his rule of life prayerfully and gratefully. Keep your rule of life fresh and inviting, renewing and restorative, creative and life-transforming!

Kimberly Fick’s Rule of Life

Kimberly Fick’s Rule of Life is creatively designed with one main theme: “God loves you and that will never change” and four key priorities: Love God; Love Others; Sabbath Rest; Daily Examen (with specific reminders of each). Simple and beautiful and hangs in her living room as a daily reminder to she and her family. Well done, Kim!

Julie Meissner and Cindy Wu’s Encourage Each Other

Two ministry friends and pastor’s wives, Julie Meissner and Cindy Wu, who share similar challenges and demands, are encouraging each other as they craft their rule of life. They both aim to live less stressed, more joy-filled lives and find Crafting A Rule of Life a wonderful resource to help guide their steps during this season of life.

Anna Stefano’s Rule of Life

Anna Stefano’s rule of life is uniquely beautiful…held in place by her gracious and loving smile! The creative options for crafting a rule of life are endless…enjoy the process of discovery and creation.

Brian Emmet’s Rule of Life

Brian Emmet has crafted his rule of life using the visuals of ancient Christian icons and the phrases “The Light of Christ,” “The Peace of Christ,” “The Love of Christ,” “The Life of Christ” to add definition to his personal, daily priorities. We trust this will serve as an encouragement to your soul and the creation of your unique rule of life.

Podcast on Crafting a Rule of Life with Steve Macchia and Nathan Foster (Renovare)

Listen: Podcast w/ Steve Macchia and Nathan Foster

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.