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peace

Yes, You.

On Pentecost Sunday, Kimberly Culbertson invites us to lean in and listen for Spirit’s divine ‘Yes, yes, yes!’ over our lives.  [Acts 2:1-11]. Practices Invite the Holy Spirit into moments of disorientation, and in doing so, receive peace that only God can offer Ask the Holy Spirit to help us see clearly Ask the Spirit how you are discounting yourself, […]

Fits and Starts

On this Easter Sunday, Christopher Mack reflects on the paradox of resurrection love and the invitation that Jesus’ nonviolence offers us towards peacemaking [Luke 24:1-11]. Reflection Where is Christ inviting you to shift perspectives to find life in death? How might forgiveness, righteous anger, and nonviolent resistance call you toward hopeful action?

Power and Peacemaking

Christopher Mack reflects on how Jesus confronts power and violence by inviting us to consider what peacemaking looks like [Luke 4:21-30]. Reflection Where or what within your internal world are you struggling to be present? How might you be invited to exercise power through peacemaking this week?

What Does it Mean to Be Holy?

As we continue in the season of Advent, Gena St. David reflects on how experiencing embodied peace more often may lead us to sacrifice fewer things that are alive both inside and outside ourselves [Hebrews 10:5-10]. Reflection What forms of sacrifice still tempt you today? Where are you learning to distinguish between the artificial and the real? How are you […]

Peace Be With You

Weylin Lee reflects on the spaces in our lives right now where we’re invited to experience peace.  Kelly Cutbirth, John & Catie Brewster and Liz Schepel also share their reflections on this text [John 20:19-29]. Reflection How might we engage our senses in order to experience peace and extend peace to others? What are our spaces of disbelief that might […]

Peace I Leave With You

Virginia Cumberbatch reflects on how God can use our anxiety to invite us into spaces of refuge, remembering and reconciliation [John 14:23-28]. Reflection Remember a time you experienced God’s comfort and care in the midst of anxiety? How might your anxiety serve as a path to spiritual formation this week? Resources Blog: Camille Styles – Advice from Women Married Over […]

Forgiveness

Gena Minnix reflects on how Jesus invites us into the process of forgiveness and what that looks like to practice [John 20:19-23]. Reflection What injury is currently disturbing my peace? This week, how might I practice consenting to the Spirit’s movement toward forgiveness within me? Resources Video: SNL – Astronaut Anne McClain Video: Mariachi and Tacos Party MWG: Discussion Guide […]

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