Stories tagged:
hope

The God Who Groans

Rachael Clinton Chen reflects on the groaning work of God as we enter Holy Week and how we’re invited to look for Jesus in our story of ache [Mark 15:25-39]. Reflection Will you let Jesus, the Messiah, enter your ache this Holy Week?  Where hope feels weary or foolish, will you let God (and others) groan with you and for […]

Hope of Restoration

Weylin Lee reflects on the hope of restoration as we come to the end of this heavy year through the contemplative practice of Lectio Divina [Isaiah 61:10-62:3]. Reflection In light of this past year, what are the things we hope for in this coming year? How might we be open to a new way of being? Resources Year in Photos […]

A Hope That Does Not Disappoint

Scott Erickson reflects on hope in the midst of our current circumstances [Romans 5:1-8]. Reflection What particular conversations are happening in your life because of these current circumstances? In what ways are you fighting being a student by trying to be a teacher? MWG Discussion Questions How do we tend to respond to disappointment in our lives? What is that […]

Unfinished

Chris Morton reflects on the hope that God is not finished with our growth and transformation [Acts 9:32-41]. Reflection What is unfinished in your life? What would you change if you invited God into that?

Advent: Time

As we begin the Advent season, Gideon Tsang reflects on what we are invited to spend time on and what we can use this season for [Romans 13:11-14]. Reflection How can you rest in knowing that your awakening will find you in time without your own willpower? What parts of you are being made whole in this season of Advent? […]

Touching the Eternal

Jennifer Cumberbatch reflects on the invitation to joy in the midst of suffering [Romans 5:1-5]. Reflection Is it possible that suffering (loss, trials, temptations, tribulation) is a portal to the presence of the Holy One and thus a path to experiencing joy? Is there divine purpose in suffering? Resources Video: Joyful Joyful (Sister Act 2) Spiritual Practice PLAN: P – […]

Our Struggle for Hope

As we near the beginning of Lent, Gideon Tsang invites us to consider what we hope for in our maturity and transformation [2 Cor 3:12-18]. Reflection What are your hopes for Lent? Who allows you to be fully who you are when you are with them and what does that feel like? Resources Book: A Hidden Wholeness (Parker Palmer) Video: […]