Stories tagged:
gratitude

Not Losing Heart

Gena St. David reflects on what helps us not lose heart in the midst of grief especially in our personal and communal experiences [2 Corinthians 4:13-16]. Reflection How is God renewing us as a Vox community? What do we need to grieve to make space for what’s next? And how might that grief moves us toward grace? Practice Express Grief. […]

Disorientation

Matt Inman reflects on how disorientation invites us to create space to honor both our hardship and a deepening gratitude and love.  Erin Inman and Jason Ikpatt also share reflections from their own experiences [Mark 8:29-33]. Reflection What experiences do you find most difficult to validate or legitimize?  Where were you most surprised by where love or connection showed up […]

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 […]

Listening

Virginia Cumberbatch reflects on what it means to listen during this season of isolation and separation.  Candice Boehm and Jennifer Cumberbatch also share their reflections on this text [Psalm 113]. Reflection How have you listened to yourself and God during the quarantine? What does it look like this week to create intentional space to listen? Resources Video: Vox Online Liturgy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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