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Remembering: Recommended Resources

About Remembering

  • In the blog post The Power of Remembering—A Spiritual Practice on HealthySpirituality.org, Jean Wise explores what she calls “holy hindsight.”
  • Walter Kim’s sermon The Spiritual Practice of Remembering explores the early chapters of Deuteronomy, reminding us that “we are called to remember what God has done for us, in order to be ready for what God wants to do in and through us.”
  • Margaret Bendroth’s book The Spiritual Practice of Remembering (Eerdmans, 2013) “argues that remembering must become a regular spiritual practice, part of the rhythm of our daily lives as we recognize our world to be, in many ways, a gift from others who have gone before.” 
  • Carolina Hinojosa Cisneros explores Why Storytelling Matters in her article on FaithAndLeadership.com, observing, “When the church employs storytelling in a way that can reshape people’s lives, reflecting who they are back to themselves, the church becomes a shared space where each person is a part of history.”
  • The Discipline of Remembering, an article by Anne Kerhoulas on GCDiscipleship.com, observes that remembering leads to hope, and hope gives us what we need to abide in Christ today.
  • Remembering as a Spiritual Practice, a blog post by Patty S on VelvetAshes.com, shares seven ways that Scripture encourages us to “remember.”
  • Remembering God by John Van Sloten on TheBanner.org asks, “If everything in the universe comes from God, then how can anything not be packed with memories?”

Worship and Sacraments

  • Reformed Worship offers many articles and worship service plans—just enter “remembering” into the search function at ReformedWorship.org.
  • In Remember Your Baptism (Reformed Worship #14), Harry Boonstra explores the faith-forming power of this sacrament.

Music

  • Ellie Holcomb’s inspiring children’s song Don’t Forget to Remember and the accompanying picturebook are a blessing for people of all ages.
  • Remember by Bryan and Katie Torwalt is a moving song to use as a reminder to your soul. Try listening to it before you spend time with God in prayer or devotions.