Stories tagged:
spiritual growth

The Desire To Grow

Jason Minnix reflects on our desire for growth and how healing is integrated into that process [Luke 17:11-19]. Reflection What is it like to be accepted in my moving towards and away from healing? Where do I sense healing in proximity to threats in my life today? What am I grateful for this morning? Spiritual Practice Call out for mercy.  […]

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: Giving Consent

As we finish our fall vision series exploring Contemplation, Gena Minnix reflects on what our bodies need in order to enter into a contemplative space [Matthew 26:39-42]. Reflection What do I need to know before I can consent to God’s healing action and grace within? Where and when can I include contemplation as part of my daily routine? Spiritual Practice […]

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 […]

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) […]

Contemplation: Creating Space

As we start our fall vision series exploring contemplation, Weylin Lee reflects on how creating space for contemplation actually involves letting go of things in our lives [Matthew 16:24-26]. Reflection What are the things we are hesitant to let go of because it’s how we protect ourselves and preserve our way of living? Where do our loyalties lie and how […]

Freeing Faith?

Gideon Tsang explores what our faith provides for us and in what ways it might be freeing us [Luke 13:10-17]. Reflection Is our faith making us less or more free? How can we engage the space between our acting and our being? What parched areas of our life might need watering this week? Resources Song: Faith (Bon Iver) Spiritual Practice […]