Stories tagged:
love

Rootedness: Fruit

Gideon Tsang finishes our vision series on Rootedness by exploring what it looks like for us to consent to rootedness and the fruit that we’ll bear [John 15:15-17]. Reflection What kind of people do we want to be in 20 years? What kind of fruit do we hope to produce over time? Resources Video: Mindful Silence (Phileena Heuertz) Spiritual Practice […]

Rootedness: Intimacy

Jason Minnix continues our vision series on Rootedness by exploring how being rooted in community changes our relationship with God over time [John 15:9-14]. Reflection How is God inviting the mess of who I am into love? How am I being invited into the mystery of intimacy now? Resources Book: The Forgotten Desert Mothers (Laura Swan) MWG: Discussion Guide Spiritual […]

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 […]

A Call of Love

Matt Inman reflects on the love we have been given and are called to live from [Ephesians 4:1-16]. Reflection What barriers to love exist in your life currently? Who in your life is helping you grow in love? Resources Video: Missouri vs Kansas Football Video: TED Talk – Play is Fundamental (Stuart Brown) Spiritual Practice Does gentleness, humility or patience […]

Compassion

Jason Minnix reflects on the way Jesus lived out compassion and what that means for how we show compassion in our lives [Mark 6:30-34, 53-56]. Reflection What are some of my needs that I am being invited to care for this week? Who am I being invited to shift from empathy to compassion for? Resources Film: Eighth Grade Spiritual Practice […]

Abiding Love

Abiding Love Gena Minnix explores what it means to abide in love, especially when we’re hurting [John 15:9-17]. Reflection With whom am I currently practicing abiding in love? What do I want to remember the next time I lose joy in that relationship? Resources Video: Turtle Flip Podcast: Notes from a Public Typewritter MWG: Discussion Guide

Embracing Differences

Weylin Lee speaks about how we can foster a community that embraces differences in order to move toward the kind of community God invites us to be [1 Corinthians 8:1-13]. Reflection Whose story do I need to hear more fully in order to move beyond knowledge so they can be more fully known? Who do I need to practice empathy […]