Conference 1: Foundations of Discernment

Gentle Reminders

  • Give yourself a solid 45-60 minutes of undistracted time.
  • Listen in a room set apart from others, not where there is a television or computer screen on.
  • Have a journal you can write with and write down the points that speak to your heart along with any questions you would like to bring to the live Zoom Q&A sessions.
  • After the conference, we invite you to ponder any key points that struck you and take some silent prayer time to let the Lord speak to you about these points.

Musical Meditation: Lean into the Wind

By the Carmelite Sisters, from the Lean Into the Wind Album

Lean Into the Wind

by Carmelite Sisters | Lean Into the Wind

Lean Into the Wind Lyrics

This life I lead the air I breathe
You have conceived within me
Dear Jesus how all my sin and sadness, you take and banish
and give me grace and peace, your healing and your beauty
Good measure packed together, poured into my soul.

All my being consumed in living
each moment of the day
through every trial, all the while, obeying all that you say.
Feelings are fleeting, my strength is exhausting
Yet within me deeply you call out and say

Refrain: Why are you here?  (You know my Lord I love you)
What do you fear?  (In peace accept the fight)
Will you just stay there, or lean into the wind? (I will lean into the wind)

Are you here for consolations?
Mere pleasures and devotions
flowing only with the motions, in the shallows you stay?
Or are you here to love me?
Your heart undividing,
relax the grasp of all that you clasp
be rich in me.  Refrain

My beloved you will see
I’ll fulfill these plans to be,
embrace in faith there’s no other way,
go deep with me.  Refrain.

Lean into the wind
Lean into the wind
Lean into the wind