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Be Still and Go is a digital devotional that invites you to reflect on a text or a theme so that you can be refilled and refueled for the work of love and justice that you are called to do. And this work is not a sprint. Take a moment and do your stretches because we’re in this for the whole marathon.

Find out more about these meditations for the movement as well as other digital discipleship resources at www.trcnyc.org.

Be Still and G‪o‬ The Riverside Church NYC

    • Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 34 Ratings

Be Still and Go is a digital devotional that invites you to reflect on a text or a theme so that you can be refilled and refueled for the work of love and justice that you are called to do. And this work is not a sprint. Take a moment and do your stretches because we’re in this for the whole marathon.

Find out more about these meditations for the movement as well as other digital discipleship resources at www.trcnyc.org.

    Remember Your Baptism (Rev. Amy Lunde-Whitler)

    Remember Your Baptism (Rev. Amy Lunde-Whitler)

    "God is present in this damp, drizzly season of your soul. God is present when it is all you can do to not methodically knock people's hats off. Breath deeply. Remember your baptism. God is with us, always."

    What reminds you that God is always with you?

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    1 Peter 3:18-22

    For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

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    This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Amy. Lunde-Whitler, the pastor at South Acton Congregational Church. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear and Seattle Skyline by Moments.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/BeStillAndGo to listen to more episodes from all five seasons of Be Still and Go.

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    • 8 min
    When I Start to Worry (Hillary Puckett)

    When I Start to Worry (Hillary Puckett)

    "God gently reminds me that as frustrating and scary as things may be now, worrying about it will come to nothing. Make no mistake, our collective anxiety is real and valid, and the world is still pretty terrifying and the repercussions of this pandemic are devastating and maddening. But one day, at least for one shining moment, we, too, will give up our worrying, and go out into that morning, singing."

    What do you do when you are worried?

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    Matthew 6:25-34

    “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

    “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

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    This episode was written and recorded by Hillary Puckett, a lay leader at The Riverside Church. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear and Woods by Cofrina Repp.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/BeStillAndGo to listen to more episodes from all five seasons of Be Still and Go.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/Donate to support this podcast and other digital resources from The Riverside Church that integrate spirituality and social justice.

    • 8 min
    While We Wait (Rev. Jim Keat)

    While We Wait (Rev. Jim Keat)

    "Waiting doesn’t have to be a passive moment, hoping this one will pass and another will arrive. But it can be active, an opportunity to be present, and to find God no matter how long the wait."

    What do you do when you find yourself waiting?

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    Psalm 25:5

    Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
        for you are the God of my salvation;
        for you I wait all day long.

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    This episode was written, recorded, and produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms and Entwinement by Podington Bear and Threnody by Goldmund. Samples include Wait For It from Hamilton.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/BeStillAndGo to listen to more episodes from all five seasons of Be Still and Go.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/Donate to support this podcast and other digital resources from The Riverside Church that integrate spirituality and social justice.

    Rev. Jim Keat is the Digital Minister at The Riverside Church. Visit www.trcnyc.org/online to find out more about Riverside's online content and visit www.JimKeat.com to find out more about Rev. Jim Keat.

    • 7 min
    Through Any Storm (Rev. Freeman Palmer)

    Through Any Storm (Rev. Freeman Palmer)

    "The arc of God's promise is wide enough, expansive enough, inclusive enough to cover every living creature on earth. No exceptions. May we, by faith, today, live in the promise that God will keep us through any storm. And God will."

    Where have you found God in the midst of storms in your life and in our world?

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    Genesis 9:8-17

    Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

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    This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Freeman Palmer. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear and Getting Lighter by Goldmund.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/BeStillAndGo to listen to more episodes from all five seasons of Be Still and Go.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/Donate to support this podcast and other digital resources from The Riverside Church that integrate spirituality and social justice.

    Rev. Freeman Palmer is a member of The Riverside Church and the Conference Minister for the Central Atlantic Conference United Church of Church.

    • 7 min
    It's About Time (Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper)

    It's About Time (Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper)

    "We often talk about “killing” time or “wasting” time, as if time is an enemy rather than a friend, a curse rather than a blessing. Lent invites us to reclaim time as a gift—a gift to enjoy, to use wisely, and to share. Especially in this period of time’s disruption and distortions, Lent helps to ground us in our timeless faith. Thanks be to our good and gracious God, who never loses track of us."

    What is your relationship with time?

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    This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper, the Minister of Older Adults at The Riverside Church. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear and Angel by Goldmund.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/BeStillAndGo to listen to more episodes from all five seasons of Be Still and Go.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/Donate to support this podcast and other digital resources from The Riverside Church that integrate spirituality and social justice.

    Visit www.LynnCasteelHarper.com to find out more about Lynn and her book, On Vanishing.

    • 5 min
    When You're Weary (Rev. Cameron Trimble ft. Victory Boyd)

    When You're Weary (Rev. Cameron Trimble ft. Victory Boyd)

    "According to Jesus the way that we show that we belong to his movement is that we love one another and that we act out our love by being kind to one another."

    How has someone shown you kindness recently? How can you show kindness to someone today?

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    John 13:35
    By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

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    This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Cameron Trimble. The cover of Bridge Over Troubled Water was performed by Victory Boyd. This episode was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear, Reflections by Wild Wonder, and The Darkness Cannot Harm You by Birds of Norway. Samples include audio from the 2001 film "Wit" featuring Christopher Lloyd and Emma Thompson.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/BeStillAndGo to listen to more episodes from all five seasons of Be Still and Go.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/Donate to support this podcast and other digital resources from The Riverside Church that integrate spirituality and social justice.

    Visit www.CameronTrimble.com to find out more about Rev. Cameron Trimble. Visit www.ConvergenceUS.org to find out more about her work with Convergence.

    Visit www.VictoryBoyd.com to find out more about Victory Boyd. Visit https://youtu.be/lxjwn4DD87E to see the video of her performing Bridge Over Troubled Water at The Riverside Church on March 19, 2019.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

jettab88 ,

Wonderful meditations

I love this series. It gets me thinking a different way about the world - about the hidden meanings and beauty of daily experiences. I love catching up while I’m cleaning the house - it’s a great way to transform mundane activities into spiritual practices. Love the diverse voices featured too.

EEJ19 ,

Excellent! Background music could be softer

I really enjoy the rich variety of voices, scriptures and perspectives. Listening to this has become an important Lenten practice for me. My only critique is that sometimes the background music can be a distraction to the words being said.

BritNull ,

Amazing Breath of Fresh Air

The perfect podcast for the season of Advent: Thoughtful and thought provoking, beautifully reflective. I cannot recommend enough.

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