February 22, 2018
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Psalm 27: 11-12

Teach me your way, O Lord…

Teach me… St. Ignatius of Loyola said there was a time when God “taught him like a schoolboy.

Can I be like that? Teachable like a schoolgirl? What if that were to happen in my prayer time? What
would that take?

  • Come to school, to prayer, eager to learn.
  • Show up on time; no playing hooky.
  • Do my own homework.
  • Be willing to wonder, to ask questions.
  • Pay attention; notice things.
  • Listen to the teacher; don’t interrupt or do all the talking myself.
  • Bring what I need to study: books, paper, pen, etc.
  • Sit where I can see and hear without distraction.
  • Test my conclusions to see if I’m on the right track.

Help me to be teachable, Lord.

(c) 2018 Dr. Nancy Kate Dunkerley
HeartPaths Core Faculty
SMI Board of Directors

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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