Stories tagged:
listening

Transfiguration and Transformation

Weylin Lee reflects on how Jesus’ transfiguration invites us to transformation and change as we enter this season of Lent [Mark 9:2-9]. Reflection How might you be invited to expand your symbols of God?How is listening to Jesus being embodied in your life?How are you being invited to sit in the paradox of wholeness and woundedness? Practice Expanding our symbols […]

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 […]

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 […]

Contemplating Community

Chris Seay reflects on what it looks like for us to be in community and what we can learn from the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer [1 Corinthians 12:7-20]. Reflection What are some ways we experience or contribute to scapegoating in our lives? What does it look like to listen well in community?

Contemplation: Seeing the Space Between Us

As we continue our fall vision series exploring Contemplation, Jason Minnix reflects on contemplative practices that show us how to see and bring healing to our sight [John 9:1-7]. Reflection What am I holding tightly to that is filtering my enjoyment of life? Where do I sense an invitation to practice resting my mind? Resources Podcast: On Being (Gordon Hempton) […]

Rough Ways

As we continue the Advent season, Jason Minnix reflects on the invitation to interior preparation to get ready for eventual peace and a return to who we really are [Luke 3:1-6]. Reflection What would it look like to let go of who I think I am (unworthy, selfish, controlling, etc.) and reconnect with my deep self? (loved, compassionate, curious) How […]

Dealing With Pain

Matt Inman reflects on the ways and approaches that we use in dealing with pain in our lives ¬†[Lamentation 3:22-33]. Reflection Are you currently working through pain in your life? What does that process look like for you? When you believe your pain or patterns are too much for God, what does that do to your sense of belonging? Resources […]

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