Stories tagged:
love

The Expansion of Love

Matt Inman invites us to reflect on where God’s love is working within our story during this season [Matthew 13:33]. Reflection How has love matured you in the last 5 years? Where do you sense love wanting to work in your life in this season? Spiritual Practice Meditation. Consider where Love became active in your life. Spend time meditating in […]

Sacred Heart

James Allison reflects on the Feast of the Sacred Heart and the love that we’re invited to receive and give [1 John 4:7-16]. Reflection How can we move from a cognitive to a relational understanding and practice of love? How are we invited to meekness in our attempt to love well and to receive love? MWG Discussion Questions In what […]

Facing Our Fear

Gena Minnix reflects on the Transfiguration and what it means to allow Jesus to come alongside us in our fear and to trust enough to take a small leap towards authentic love [Matthew 17:1-8]. Reflection How is fear shrinking my perspective on God, myself, others, or what’s possible? What would happen if I allowed Jesus to come alongside me and […]

Ordinary Saints

Kelly Cutbirth reflects on what makes a saint and what is the work of an ordinary saint [Luke 6:20-31]. Reflection Think of an achievement, success or possession in your life right now that you’re afraid to lose. Can you imagine God’s love for you even without that thing? Reflect on a part of yourself that you’ve made an enemy. What […]

Contemplation: Noticing Deeply

As we continue our fall vision series exploring Contemplation, Gideon Tsang reflects on why it might be helpful to notice our lives more deeply [Matthew 8:18-22]. Reflection What does it look like to contemplate the ways we divide in life? How can we contemplate finding home within ourselves? Resources Song: Love More (Sharon Van Etten) Spiritual Practice Consider the sides […]

Learning Love

Jason Minnix reflects on how we are when it comes to loving people [Luke 10:25-37]. Reflection Where do I sense empty love in my attempts to care for others? How can I receive mercy in those places? Where am I waking up to love’s invitation now? Spiritual Practice Empty Love.  Where do I sense empty love in my attempts to […]

The Gift of Presence

For Pentecost Sunday, Weylin Lee explores why God’s spirit and presence is a meaningful gift for us [John 14:8-17]. Reflection How can you practice becoming more aware of God’s presence in your life today? What does it mean for you to embody God’s Spirit and be a gift of presence to others? Resources Book: Practicing the Presence of God (Brother […]