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fear

Walking Through Fear

Gena St. David reflects on some helpful images of what God’s comfort might look like when we’re walking through fear [Isaiah 43:1-3]. Reflection How does your body respond to imagining God speaking your name? What fear feels most overwhelming right now? What superficiality in life might be starting to burn away? Resources Film: Death to 2021 Film: 14 Peaks

How Do We Take Refuge in God?

David Wallace reflects on our practice of prayer and our invitation to contemplative prayer [Psalm 34:1-8]. Reflection How might you see prayer as a relationship with God? What specific areas of life require you to seek refuge in God? Why does silent prayer seem inviting or fearful to you? Resources Vox Workshop: Introduction to Centering Prayer

Prepare

Insil Kang reflects on how our community has been and will need to prepare as we come back together physically and continue the work that God is inviting us towards collectively [Mark 4:35-41]. Reflection How have we been preparing to come back together physically, to continue this ministry at Vox? What have we seen and heard in God’s working in […]

Inhale Our Freedom Exhale Our Fear

Virginia Cumberbatch reflects on God’s invitation for us to experience both individual and collective freedom in the midst of our fears [1 John 4:17-21]. Reflection After a year of quarantine, how will you seek freedom and rest for yourself this spring? As we witness the hate and injustice of the world, how will you support the liberation of others? How […]

Peace Be With You

Weylin Lee reflects on the spaces in our lives right now where we’re invited to experience peace.  Kelly Cutbirth, John & Catie Brewster and Liz Schepel also share their reflections on this text [John 20:19-29]. Reflection How might we engage our senses in order to experience peace and extend peace to others? What are our spaces of disbelief that might […]

The Paradox of Rebirth

Gideon Tsang reflects on the paradox of rebirth on this Easter Sunday.  Matt Inman, Gena Minnix and Virginia Cumberbatch also share their reflections on this text [Matthew 28:1-10]. Reflection What have you experienced during this gestation period before an eventual rebirth? How can you hold the paradox of fear and joy this week? Spiritual Practice Create a tomb in your […]

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 […]

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