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spiritual growth

Troubling Questions

Kelly Cutbirth reflects on the questions we ask in vulnerable places and how God responds to them [John 14:1-14]. Reflection What are the questions, at the surface or buried a little deeper, that are most troubling in my relationship with God today? What does it look like to rest in God’s love this morning, in the midst of unknowns and […]

Shepherd Sunday

Matt Inman speaks about the rest and care that God is guiding us to rather than the versions we try to set up for ourselves [Psalm 23]. Reflection: In what ways do you seek rest that ends up obscuring your view of God and others? When was the last time you felt led into rest and comfort that grounded you […]

Live as Foreigners

Weylin Lee talks about why we’re invited to live as foreigners and how it captures the new way of life Jesus offers us. [1 Peter 1:17-23]. Reflection: How can we put aside our entitlement to create space for a posture of humility? How can we move towards sincere love that doesn’t carry expectations?

Waters of Baptism

Jason Minnix talks about being immersed into change as we hear the stories of Grace Minnix, Noah Tsang, Zachary Lee and Madeline Strickland [Matthew 3:1-6,13-17]. Reflection: How does it feel to be chosen and marked by love, the delight of God’s life? What if it’s true that God accepts every part of us without hesitation?

Lent: Expectations…

Jason Minnix reflects on our expectations as we near the end of the Lenten season [Matthew 21:1-11]. Reflection: What pain and darkness is God starting to untether in me this week? How can I relax into the grace that God actually likes me? Resources: Video: On Love with Alain De Botton

Lent: Waiting For Resolution

Gena Minnix talks about how we reflect on and respond to waiting in this season of Lent [Psalm 130:1-8]. Reflection: How might sharing my feelings, needs, and wants with God help me while I’m waiting? How might God use the ‘waiting’ parts of my life to write an exceptionally good story? Resources: Podcast: Missing Richard Simmons Practices: Voicing to God […]

Lent: Darkness

Liz Schepel talks about what we can remember in darkness as we continue to reflect on the season of Lent [Ephesians 5:8-14]. Reflection: How much of our lives are in the shadows, but there is goodness and truth waiting to be illuminated? What in particular is scary to dig up? How can we reach for light?