Author Archives: Lil Smith

About Lil Smith

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 26 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?

Trinity Sunday – John 3:1-17 Born of water and of spirit

JOHN 3:1-17 1Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can … Continue reading

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Romans 8:12-17 Live by the Spirit

ROMANS 8:12-17 12So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh — 13for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death … Continue reading

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Psalm 29 The God of Glory Thunders

PSALM 29:1-11 1   Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 2   Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name; worship the LORD in holy splendor. 3   The voice of the LORD is over the waters; … Continue reading

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Isaiah 6:1-8- Here I am; send me!

ISAIAH 6:1-8 1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two … Continue reading

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John 15:26-27, 16:4B-15 – When he comes he will guide you into all the truth

JOHN 15:26-27, 16:4B-15 26“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27You also are to testify because you have been with … Continue reading

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Romans 8:22-27 – The Spirit helps us in our weakness

ROMANS 8:22-27 22We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption … Continue reading

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Pentecost – Psalm 104 – When you open your hand, they are filled with good things

PSALM 104:24-34, 35B 24  O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. 25  Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small … Continue reading

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Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Full of dry bones

EZEKIEL 37:1-14 1The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me all round … Continue reading

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Acts 2:1-21 Filled with the Holy Spirit

ACTS 2:1-21 1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided … Continue reading

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John 17: 6-19 Protect them from the evil one

JOHN 17:6-19 6“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me … Continue reading

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