Author Archives: marcos

Mirrored Healing

Gideon Tsang speaks about how we see ourselves, God and our healing [Matthew 18:15-35]. Reflection: Who has permission in our lives to help us see what we can’t see? How does that feel to know that God’s love and forgiveness is limitless? Resources: Podcast: This American Life -Fear and Loathing in Homer and Rockville Book: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg […]

Fulfillment

Gena Minnix speaks about fulfillment and how Jesus invites us to meet our needs creatively [Matthew 14:13-21]. Reflection: What “self-talk” messages do I tell myself about my needs? Do I have a need that never seems fulfilled? How might I name that need to God and my community? Resources: Video: The Prestige Book: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg Video: Sharing […]

Compassionate Giving

Jason Minnix reflects on why it’s so complex to give to others and how we might give in free and compassionate ways [Matthew 6:1-4]. Reflection: Is my giving motivated by compassion or by guilt, shame and/or fear? How can I receive compassion today from others, myself, and God when I don’t have much to give?

Receiving Others

Jason Minnix reflects on how Jesus listens to our lives with empathy and how we receive insights about ourselves through others [Mark 10:17-22]. Reflection: How can I bring my giving out of places of guilt, shame and fear into the light of compassion? What does compassion look like for the feelings and needs of someone I’ve been struggling with? Resources: […]

Light Living

Gideon Tsang reflects on the burdens we’re carrying and how are we invited to live in a lighter way [Matthew 11:28-29]. Reflection: What does it look like to receive God’s gentleness this week? How can your inherent worthiness free you from the burden of needing to be greater than you already are? Resources: Book: The Way to Love by Anthony […]

Freedom

Weylin Lee talks about the paradoxical freedom that God invites us to experience [Romans 6:12-18]. Reflection: What areas of our lives might need to experience death or for us to let go of? How might we practice discernment through a lens of grace? Who or what are we imitating? Resources: Podcast: This American Life: Alain de Botton Podcast: Fresh Air: […]

What Do You Want?

Jason Minnix talks about our desires and examines the question that Jesus asked his disciples [John 1:35-42]. Reflection: What am I being invited to let go of and return to a relationship of enjoying? What desires am I being invited to carry with compassion this week? What does it mean that God is delighting in me today, as I am? […]