Stories tagged:
Advent

Peace of God

As we continue the Advent season, Matt Inman reflects on how the love of God brings us the peace of God [Philippians 4:4-9]. Reflection Who has loved you really well and helped you appreciate your real self? Who in your life is out beyond their comfort zone right now and needs gentleness and love? Resources Video: Humans of New York […]

Rough Ways

As we continue the Advent season, Jason Minnix reflects on the invitation to interior preparation to get ready for eventual peace and a return to who we really are [Luke 3:1-6]. Reflection What would it look like to let go of who I think I am (unworthy, selfish, controlling, etc.) and reconnect with my deep self? (loved, compassionate, curious) How […]

Attention

As we begin the Advent season, Gideon Tsang reflects on what we are paying attention to during this Advent season [Luke 21:29-36]. Reflection What would you like to pay attention to in this advent season? How can you slow and quiet down your life to experience God’s gentle nearness? Resources Video: The Secret Rhythm Behind Radiohead’s “Videotape” Book: Heart and […]

Advent: Happy Gifts

As we continue in the season of Advent, Gena Minnix explores how the Christmas story might be a surprising and happy gift for us [Isaiah 61:1-3]. Reflection What practices help me feel God’s spirit? How does it feel to say, “Your will be done?” Resources Video – Puppy Surprise [Clip 1 | Clip 2] Audio – The Little Apocalypse (Nadia […]

Carols and Cookies Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came out to sing carols and share cookies with the residents of the Austin Retirement and Nursing Center! Special thanks to Vanessa Beltran and her Midweek Group for baking cookies and coordinating the event for our community. There are also plans to conduct some StoryCorp interviews throughout the month of December using the mobile app to help facilitate […]

Advent: Fading Flowers

As we continue in the season of Advent, Jason Minnix talks about preparing for the way that God can access us in the dry seasons of our lives [Isaiah 40:3-8]. Reflection What are some of the dry spaces in my journey that I can acknowledge and name today? What are the fading flowers for me today? Resources Video – Ellen […]

Advent: Keep Awake

As we start the season of Advent, Weylin Lee talks about what Jesus is inviting us to wake up to and wake up from [Mark 13:30-37]. Reflection How can we slow down in order to catch up to God? What areas of our interior life need to be awakened? Resources Video – Godspeed Documentary Book – Acedia & Me MWG […]