God Is Like a Hot Dog

God Is Like A Hot Dog - Spiritual Disciplines

  • Where do we get the idea of Spiritual Disciplines?

  • What is the point of Spiritual Disciplines? They create space for God to transform us, they don’t actually do anything.

  • Ruth’s big question: What do you long for?

  • What if the problem is our hearts, not our priorities?

  • We can’t shove spiritual transformation into the “nooks and crannies” of our life” - we have to work at it.

  • “Your desire for more of God… is the truest thing about you. You might think that your woundedness or your sinfulness or… our job title or your identity somehow defines you, but in reality it is your desire for God and your capacity to want more of God that speaks to the deepest essence of who you are”

  • Solitude and silence. Luann and Hannah’s experiences.

  • “The Rule of Life” a way to evaluate the state of your soul

  • What if you’re a mess and the best you can do is “God is Like A Hot Dog…”

  • How do you start? Answer the question ‘What does your heart want?’ and ‘Is there something better I can do with my time?’ ‘Do I desire God?’

Show links:

Sacred Rhythms - Arranging Our Lives For Spiritual Transformation by Ruth Haley Barton

Let Your Life Speak - Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Robert Palmer


Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard Foster


James Coney Island hot dogs


12 degrees of Silence