S07 Episode 4: Gathering People


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By Abiding Together, Heather Khym, Michelle Benzinger, and Sister Miriam James Heidland. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Gathering People

In this episode we discuss how to gather people and lead a fruitful discussion. We are meant to live in community and have depth and joy in our relationships, but sometimes we don’t know where to start or how to go deeper. We chat about how to have meaningful conversations and live in an open-hearted way with others. We also discuss lots of practicals and how to grow in the gift of hospitality.

Sister Miriam’s one thing - The Bridegroom by Rivers and Robots

Michelle’s one thing - my husband Chris

Heather’s one thing - The Ungame


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The Abiding Together Lenten Book Study will be The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. Purchase the book via US Amazon Link, a Canada Amazon link, and a UK Amazon link. (As an Amazon Associate, Abiding Together earns from qualifying Amazon purchases.)

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Discussion questions:

  1. What struck you from the podcast?
  2. What are your hesitations in extending invitations or offering hospitality to others?
  3. What are the questions you need people to ask you about your journey?
  4. How can you be more intentional in creating space for the people in your life?

Journal Questions:

  1. Reflect and journal about this scripture: Hebrew 10:24-25. What does it speak to you personally?
  2. Who have you been neglecting in your life, or what friendship can you invest in more fully?
  3. How well do you listen to the people around you? How attentive are you? How can you grow in that?

Quote to Ponder - “We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” ― Dorothy Day

Scripture for Lectio Divina - Hebrew 10:24-25 - and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

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