News & Events
Join the Rhythm community on Saturday, August 5th, for a beach day! All ages are welcome to spend the morning with us at Virginia Key Beach Park on Key Biscayne from 10 am to 2 pm. Come and hang out for as long (or short) as you like!
Bring food and drinks to share with others and also bring along any games you want to play – frisbee, soccer ball, football, paddle ball, etc. Time to have some fun!
Contact Julie Heath for more information.
The Guidance Team (GT) will host three huddle groups to create a space for dialogue and prayer regarding the mission and vision of Rhythm. Everyone is welcome! Feel free to attend any huddle you wish. Please RSVP to attend one of the huddles below by emailing the leader (click on leader’s name).
NORTH MIAMI HUDDLE
GT Leader: Natalie Freitas
Date & Time: Thursday, July 13 @ 7 pm
Location: North Miami Beach [Email Natalie for the exact address and parking instructions]
GT Leader: Angel Pittman
Date & Time: Thursday, July 13 @ 7:30 pm
Location: Kendall near The Falls Mall [Email Angel for the exact address and parking instructions]
COCONUT GROVE HUDDLE
GT Leader: Jason Bean
Date & Time: Sunday, July 16 @ 2 pm (childcare provided)
Location: Coconut Grove [Email Jason for the exact address and parking instructions]
The Psalms are some of the most beloved parts of the Jewish and Christian scriptures. The Psalms capture the vast array of human emotions, desires, and passions – thankfulness, joy, sorrow, grief, doubt, anger, and love. For thousands of years, people have experienced the raw, authentic presence of God in the vulnerability of the Psalms. These ancient writings teach us something about who we are and what it means to relate to God in a raw way.
Eugene Peterson describes the Psalms as tools for being and becoming.
Every distinctive human behavior requires tools: farming, loving, cooking, learning, building, believing. Some tools are made of wood, some of metal, some of words. A tool that is made of words is no less a tool than one made of steel. Prayer is a tool that is made, mostly, of words.
Prayers are tools, but with this clarification: prayers are not tools for doing or getting, but for being and becoming. In our largely externalized culture, we are urgently presented with tools that enable us to do things (a machine, for instance, to clean the carpet), and to get things (a computer, for instance to get information. We are not so readily offered tools that enable our being and becoming human.
For the tool-making, tool-using creatures who venture into the ocean depths of being and journey into the wilderness frontiers of becoming, making and being made into eternal habitations, the Psalms are the requisite toolbox. (Peterson, “Answering God”)
Join us this summer as we experience the beauty of these ancient prayers and allow them to form our lives. If you want to go deeper in this series on the Psalms, download our Going Deeper Guide for suggestions on how to learn and experiment with the material.