Stories tagged:
Discernment

Courageous Speaking and Courageous Listening

Jane Patterson reflects on how we might practice courageous speaking and listening that makes space for discerning God’s truth and guidance in these times of difficult conversations  [1 Samuel 3:1-10, 11-20]. Reflection What do you know from your own experience of courageous speaking: what factors help others listen to you? What do you know from your own experience of courageous […]

Mercy in Discernment

Jane Patterson reflects on Jesus’ parable that invites us to discernment in the spaces of judgment in our lives [Matthew 13:24-30]. Reflection What is the difference between being discerning about someone’s actions and judging them? In what ways have you been corrected in a way that was creative for you? Resources Article: After a Trail of Tears, Justice for Indian […]

Discerning our Relationship to Collective Fear

We know this is a time where collective fear is contagious at a much more rapid rate than any virus. So we’d like to invite you into a practice that can be of benefit during times of uncertainty. Discerning our Fear: Some are masking their fear with responsibility. We do want to be diligent in our part of not taking […]

Contemplation: Creating Space

As we start our fall vision series exploring contemplation, Weylin Lee reflects on how creating space for contemplation actually involves letting go of things in our lives [Matthew 16:24-26]. Reflection What are the things we are hesitant to let go of because it’s how we protect ourselves and preserve our way of living? Where do our loyalties lie and how […]

Growing In Substance

Weylin Lee explores what it means for us to grow in a meaningful way if the substance of our faith is Christ [Colossians 2:6-19]. Reflection How can you allow gratitude to overflow in your life? In what ways can you engage the dying process in order to experience life? In what ways is our practice of freedom moving us towards […]

Discerning Heart

Jason Minnix invites us to lean into an area of our life that needs direction and how God invites us to walk in wisdom [I Kings 3:5-15]. Reflection Where do I need to ask for support in order to fulfill my calling now? What is something simple I can prepare a meal for this week? Resources Film: Don’t Worry, He […]