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So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

with Jodie Niznik

S8 Ep 2B | Parker Smith (Advent Series)

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Parker Smith is a Dallas-based entrepreneur, author, and work-from-home Dad of two under two. He's the founder of Beginner's Apprenticeship, a project aiming to make daily prayer rhythms of the Christian faith accessible for families with young children through story and song, beginning with "The King is Coming" a board book / music pairing for the Advent season.

Some highlights from our conversation:
-Parker shares where the Lord led him as he meditated on Luke 1 – Mary’s song.
-He also shares how this passage is deeply meaningful to him and was one of the passages that inspired his first book in the Beginner’s Apprenticeship series: The King is Coming.
-We talk about why he decided to add songs to the books to help his son stay engaged with the content. And how it was evident that the Spirit was in the process of writing and producing the music.
-The songs are modeled after a style of worship that is meditative and focuses on a phrase of two sung over and over. Perfect for children – and for us adults that struggle to memorize.
-We talk about Parker’s deepest hope is with the Beginner’s Apprenticeship
-Finally, we end with Mary Song – and you don’t want to miss this special ending so listen to the end.


You can connect with Parker on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beginnersapprenticeship/

You can find The King is Coming book here: https://www.beginnersapprenticeship.com/
And the companion album here: https://www.beginnersapprenticeship.com/the-king-is-coming-music
December 07, 2022
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Jodie Niznik is a seminary-trained lover of God’s Word who has served in vocational ministry for over twelve years. She helps people create space for God in their lives through her Scripture meditation podcast and equips them to take another step with Jesus through her Real People, Real Faith Bible studies and teaching. You can connect with her at jodieniznik.com.
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