What’s New – September 9, 2014

September 10th, 2014 - Categories: News, Uncategorized

We have been hard at work…
Screenshot of mobile/tablet friendly site.

  • Redesigning www.mindfulworship.com
    When complete, the new Mindful Worship website (screenshot pictured here) will be a responsive, mobile friendly platform that will make staying mindful at home and on-the-go much easier.
  • Working on New Meditation Series
    We will be releasing meditations from a number of new series over the next year. Including:
  • One Word
    Based on the Book My One Word.
    Peace” was the first in this series.
  • Great Hymns
    Look for “Amazing Grace” coming soon.
  • Who Am I?
    Meditations on our identity (in Christ)
  • Mindful Worship For Kids
    We hope by the end of the year to release the first meditations specifically for kids.

If you have any suggestions to improve Mindful Worship, we would love to here from you!  Contact us today.

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Mindful Worship Meditation – Peace

September 3rd, 2014 - Categories: Guided Meditations, Premium Guided Meditations


My pastor, Mike Ashcraft wrote a book with Rachel Olsen titled, My One Word.  The book encourages people to choose one word to be their word for the year.  During the year you focus on your word.  A great way to focus on something is through “mindful meditation”.

This meditation focuses on the word, peace.  If you are participating in My One Word this may be a terrific way to keep the word if front of you during the year.  Even if you don’t have “one word” for the year, it will be a helpful exercise to spend a week or month focusing on the word, peace.


Scriptures in this meditation:
John 14:27,1 Corinthians 14:33,Romans 12:18,Proverbs 14:30.

Time: 16:35
File Size: 15.9 MB

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What’s New! – September 2, 2014

September 2nd, 2014 - Categories: News, Uncategorized

3 Steps to Worship Mindfully

 
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I recently watched this TEDTalk by Andy Puddicombe (click play to watch). In his talk Andy provided a great explanation of the need to take time each day to be “mindful”. I agree. It is extremely important to slow down and get a handle on our thoughts.

The “mindfulness” Puddicombe talks about is akin to plowing a field (preparing yourself to be fruitful). But it is important to take the next steps. The farmer has to plant and harvest after plowing… or no one eats.

    Step to Mindful Worship

  • Slow Down, relax your mind and body (Plow the field)
  • Spend Time In Focused Meditation On God’s Word And Prayer (Planting)
  • Act On God’s Revelation To You (Harvest)

Mindful Worship has a brief 12 minute meditation “In Tune With Him” which is a wonderful place to start as you begin the journey of “mind renewal” through mindfulness.

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Mindful Worship Meditation #36 – Salt and Light

August 19th, 2014 - Categories: Guided Meditations, Premium Guided Meditations

Salt and Candle
Some of the simplest things in the Bible are also the most profound. We find many of these simple things in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. One of those being His exhortation that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

In this meditation, you will have the opportunity to contemplate this passage in short pieces which are repeated with stress on different words and phrases. It’s a little different from most of our previous meditations in that there is no commentary or instruction as you meditate. It’s just you, and God, with Jesus teaching you what He has called you to be–Salt and Light.


Scriptures in this meditation:
Matthew 5:13-16.

Time: 19:54
File Size: 19.09 MB

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Changed Lives – Testimonials for August 17, 2014

August 17th, 2014 - Categories: Changed Lives

We receive many comments and emails showing how God is moving in the lives of people in the Mindful Worship community. It is encouraging and humbling that many of these mention how God is using our meditations. However, all glory, honor, and praise go to our Great and Loving God!

I can’t help but wonder as I read these testimonials:

  • How is this person doing today?
  • What is God doing in their life now?

Please join us as we pray this week for these 3 ladies and ask God’s continued blessing on them.

Jo shared this after listening to “A Tree and Its Fruit”:

Hi, I’m SO glad i listened to this.
I’ve been really struggling with keeping up my faith and obedience to God at uni and decided that meditating on Gods word is a start and managed to end up here. This was an absolutely perfect thing for me to hear and reflect on today and i intend on listening to them daily.
I just really want to thank you for taking the time to produce these, its such an encouragement and its so clear to hear God speaking through you, its great:)

Theresa emailed us in 2012:

Wow, it sure is nice having received your email. I cant express enough of how helpful the meditations have been in helping me receive the word. My prayer and meditation has been very fruitful and without a doubt helped me connect with my lord and savior Jesus like never before. I have looked long and hard for meditation that was not based on pagan gods. Jesus is my Savior, my only desire when meditating is connect with Jesus. Your meditations have been life changing in only a short time, thank you and may god bless you.

Kathy, a Premium Member made this comment after listening to “The End of a Matter”:

I am saying goodbye to a painful matter (our 18year old daughter’s estrangement) in hopes of starting a new year from a better perspective, with some understanding and wisdom.
Thank you for this meditation.

Share how God is changing your life.

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What’s New: We’re on YouTube and Twitter Contest Winner

August 13th, 2014 - Categories: News

We’re Now on YouTube!

Mindful Worship YouTube Channel Christian Guided MeditationsWe’ve heard that a lot of you watch YouTube more than you watch TV. We also know that many of you stream your YouTube shows to your television instead of just watching on your computer or phone. So, check out our free Christian guided meditations on the Mindful Worship YouTube Channel.

We’ll be adding more of these over time. We welcome your comments and suggestions  on these videos too!

Beth McKibbin Won Our Twitter Contest!

Last week we held our first Retweet to Win contest. We’re happy to announce that Beth McKibbin (@swig3) is the winner. She will be receiving a 3-month gift membership to the Mindful Worship Premium Edition.

A special thanks goes out to each of you who participated in this contest and shared Mindful Worship with your friends and followers.

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Changed Lives – Testimonials for August 10, 2014

August 10th, 2014 - Categories: Changed Lives

Each week we share some testimonies of how God has used Mindful Worship in people’s lives. We are very humbled to be a small part of what God is doing in the lives of those in the Mindful Worship community. We hope these stories will be a source of encouragement.

Suzanne, a Premium Member shared this testimony:

I have struggled with this very issue for such a long time. In the past, I’ve tended to gnaw away at my problems mentally, instead of surrendering them to Jesus. Finally, I learned to have faith and allow God to fight my battles. However, that wasn’t the full measure of salvation. This meditation (Mindful Worship Meditation #14 – Think About Such Things), teaching the way to fill one’s mind with good things was always whispered in the back of my mind through the Holy Spirit. I just didn’t know how to do it! Thank you, Ricky for blessing my morning with this meditation. I will come back to it regularly.

Jim shared this with us:

I’m always a little leary of ‘mind-ful’ things, but I wanted to spend time quietly meditating on His Word. I lacked the discipline or skill to sit quietly long enough to really think through what the Spirit wants me to know. I tried your meditation; Fruit of the Spirit, Patience. My wife is doing it now. I can hardly wait to start my day.

Thank you and God bless you

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Mindful Worship Meditation #35 – For They Will Be Comforted

August 8th, 2014 - Categories: Guided Meditations, Premium Guided Meditations

old man in cemetery
Grief, anguish, sadness, brokenhearted, regret, mourning, cry, sorrow, and pain are synonyms for something we all experience at times in our life.

We experience it at:

  • The death of a loved one
  • The loss of a job
  • Divorce
  • Loss of a friendship

As a pastor I have been with many people experiencing unimaginable loss. Not once did I look at them and say, “this is such a blessing”. However Jesus said that to all of us
in Matthew 5:4 when He said, “Blessed are those who mourn”.

In this meditation we will contemplate the ‘blessing’ of grief which is introduced in Matthew 5:4. We will meditate on the entire verse and other scripture to help us better understand
times of pain and the comfort that comes from a relationship with Jesus.


Scriptures in this meditation:
Matthew 5:4, Isaiah 53:3, John 11:35, Hebrews 4:14-16, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, .

Time: 26:03

File Size: 25 MB

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Mindful Worship News – August 5, 2014

August 5th, 2014 - Categories: Uncategorized

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Give a Mindful Worship Gift Membership! Be a Blessing to a Friend!

Many of you have asked us if there was a way to give someone a gift subscription to Mindful Worship Premium edition. We’re happy to announce that you can now purchase gift memberships. There are four different designs available. Why not buy a membership for a friend today?!

Win a Mindful Worship Membership! Be a Blessing to Yourself!

Have you listened to all of our free Christian guided meditations,
but still aren’t quite ready to  join?

Now is your chance to win a 3-month Premium Membership gift certificate for yourself!
Or, you can give it to friend instead, if you really want to. :-)

From today through next Monday (8/11/2014) every person who sends the following tweet, or retweets one of our tweets about the contest, will be entered into a drawing for a 3-month Premium Membership.

Are you ready? Great!

Click here to send the tweet now!

or

Retweet one of our tweets about the contest.

or, copy, paste, and tweet the following:

I want to win a free @MindfulWorship Premium Membership! http://bit.ly/1srQuDs #Christian #GuidedMeditations

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It’s that easy!

Please note, only one entry per person. Multiple tweets won’t give you a better chance. Anyone who uses multiple accounts to enter the contest will be disqualified.

On your mark! Get set! Tweet!

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Changed Lives – Testimonials for August 3, 2014

August 3rd, 2014 - Categories: Changed Lives

We love to hear what God is doing in the lives of our subscribers. Every Sunday, we share a few of your encouraging messages to glorify our Lord and to be an encouragement to each of you in the Mindful Worship community.

Angie wrote us in April:

A friend of mine gave me this website and said: It’ll change your life. In my head and at that moment, I thought… What’s so great about it?? Until just a few moments ago. These last three years have been horrible. Since 2011-2013, I have lost three family members and a friend. My friend decided that suicide was the answer. Although, I don’t blame her for doing what she felt was right for her… I guess, I getting off subject. The point is this… Thank you for being available through via web.

Last night was horrible and I found myself wondering if God is actually seeing/hearing with what is taking place in my situation? So, I remembered… This website my friend suggest I listen to. I found it to be most comforting to my mind, body, and soul. It seems I’ve found a place to simply rest. Thank you once again.

Warmly,
Angie

Angie wrote us again, leaving this comment yesterday in the comment section of Meditation #2 – Find Rest O My Soul:

Ricky,

Once again, I found myself attending another funeral service just this last Tuesday. A very near and dear friend left this world to enter his Rest. He and his wife have been my friends for nearly over 20 years. My heart is overwhelmed to say the least. However, What gets me is the tremendous weight of Dave’s passing.

Right before receiving the news of my friends passing… I, myself was experiencing something heavy and hurtful. This and the news of Dave’s passing and knowing that his wife, Christina, would be in my human eyes… alone bent me backwards. So familiar death is to me. Down right bummer.

This morning I woke restless over many things that has surrounded me in these few weeks, months,and years even. I cried quietly… I need rest. At the moment your website came to the forefront on my mind. I scrolled down and saw this meditation which brought much comfort my way.

Thank you, thank you so very much, Ricky.
Thank you, for ministering to myself and countless others who simply need REST!

Warmly,
Angie

Paul wrote us shortly after becoming a Premium Member:

I am so glad I found your website. I have been through a period of ill health, which I still have, and the loss of my oldest son. I have been a Christian for over 30 years and have known the power of God in my life. But in recent years I have found it increasingly difficult to maintain my prayer life, both because of the way my ill health affects my ability to concentrate and also because of a sense of distance and grief since losing my son.

I have been using this morning meditation (#4 [New Every Morning])  for a couple of days now and have found it such a help. It helps me to concentrate on God and experience his healing presence. After the meditation I feel refreshed and find myself going on to into intercession. but this intercession is so different from the usual intercession. It comes from a sense of peace rather than a sense of striving.

Thank you.

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