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grace

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 […]

The Planting of the Lord

Jeff Chu reflects on God’s grace and how our gratitude for that grace is the driving force for whatever work we do in the world [Isaiah 61]. Reflection Where do you see evidence of God’s grace in your life? How can you cultivate a discipline of holy gratitude? Practice Spend time in the presence of oak trees.  Reflect on God’s […]

Even in the Midst

Virginia Cumberbatch considers a reframing of what a radical and relentless grace is asking of us especially in the season we are living in [Ezekiel 34:11-16]. Reflection How can you extend grace to yourself in this season and in reflection of this year, as a part of your healing? As we navigate discord, challenge one another in love, and continue […]

How Do You Know Me?

Scott Erickson reflects on how not having it together allows us to connect with God and God’s grace [John 1:43-51]. Reflection What activities in your life seem to draw you to God? What activities in your life seem to pull you away from God? When or where are you most likely to be aware of God’s presence?  When or where […]

Divine Generosity

Weylin Lee reflects on how our generosity can more accurately reflect the divine generosity that God offers us [Matthew 20:1-16]. Reflection How might we practice generosity in a way that’s more expansive and inclusive? How does our value and desire for fairness impact our ability to receive and practice generosity? Spiritual Practice Expand your circle of generosity.  Examine who you […]

Grateful

Gideon Tsang reflects on how full we are of gratitude and what questions we can ask that lead us to gratitude [Psalm 103]. Reflection How has God healed us? How does contentment work in my life? What does it mean that God’s love is steadfast and expansive? Resources Video: Obama Dropping Off Malia for College MWG: Discussion Guide Spiritual Practice […]

God is My Shepherd

Jason Minnix explores what it means to return to God’s guidance in our life’s journey [Psalm 23]. Reflection What kinds of care am I being invited into this week? Where am I being invited to express and/or relax my agency? Resources Film: Foxtrot Podcast: Truth and Cannonballs (Radiolab) MWG: Discussion Guide

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