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?

Mark 1:14-20 – Follow me and I will make you fish for people

MARK 1:14-20 14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16As Jesus passed … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:29-31- This world is passing away

1 CORINTHIANS 7:29-31 29I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those … Continue reading

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Psalm 62 – Trust in God at all times

PSALM 62:5-12 5   For God alone my soul waits in silence,            for my hope is from him.  6   He alone is my rock and my salvation,            my fortress; I shall not be shaken.  7   On God rests my deliverance and my honor;            my … Continue reading

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Jonah 3: 1-5, 10 – God changed.

JONAH 3:1-5, 10 1The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2“Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according … Continue reading

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John 1:43-51 – I saw you under the fig tree

JOHN 1:43-51 43The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6: Glorify God in your body

12“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are beneficial. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food,” and God will destroy … Continue reading

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Psalm 139 – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

PSALM 139:1-6,13-18 1   O LORD, you have searched me and known me. 2   You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. 3   You search out my path and my lying down, and are … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 3 – Your Servant Is Listening

1 SAMUEL 3:1-10 (11-20) 1Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. 2At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim … Continue reading

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Epiphany- The Magi Matter

FIRST READING ISAIAH 60:1-6 1   Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 2   For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and … Continue reading

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Mark 1:4-11 – The Spirit descended like a dove

MARK 1:4-11 4John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by … Continue reading

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