Stories tagged:
spiritual growth

Not Losing Heart

Gena St. David reflects on what helps us not lose heart in the midst of grief especially in our personal and communal experiences [2 Corinthians 4:13-16]. Reflection How is God renewing us as a Vox community? What do we need to grieve to make space for what’s next? And how might that grief moves us toward grace? Practice Express Grief. […]

Reimagining Service

Weylin Lee, Lena Martinez-Wolfinger, Madyson Russell and Kimberly Culbertson reflect together on how Vox is invited to reimagine service in a season of transition and change [Jeremiah 29:4-7]. Reflection What have you appreciated and valued about the Vox community? How has this pandemic created an awareness of needs that you had not noticed before? Practice What’s in the pantry? What […]

Chaotic Good

Nic Acosta reflects on what it looks like for God’s chaotic goodness to interrupt our lives in disruptive and surprising ways [Ezekiel 37:1-14]. Reflection What are some ways that God’s message of hope and redemption has come through into our lives in unexpected or surprising ways? What did we learn? What would it mean to live in such a way […]

Reclaiming Our Narrative

Gina Bastone reflects on how we might need to reconsider what it means to invite God to bear witness and consider the evidence of love around us [1 John 5:9-13]. Reflection Where have you seen the evidence of love recently, especially in our community? Where in your life (past wounds or experiences, current anxieties or fears) do you need God […]

Green Pastures and Dark Valleys

Weylin Lee, Kristy Robinson and Joe Arenella reflect together on how they are receiving and integrating Psalm 23 in the context of how this past year has invited them into the green pastures and dark valleys [Psalm 23]. Reflection What are the green pastures you’re invited to remember from this past year? How have you seen glimpses of God’s grace […]

Restoration

Naomi Jackson reflects on how Jesus’ interaction with his disciples after resurrection invites us to our own experience of restoration [Luke 24:36-48]. Reflection How do we see the marks of death we see in ourselves? And how have they been transformed? How do you need to reintroduce yourself to your community? Where do you need to experience restoration?

Jewish Lives Matter

Rebecca Wheeler-Waltson invites us to locate ourselves in the story of Nehemiah and how it plays out in ways that’s familiar with what’s currently happening in our country [Nehemiah 2:1-8]. Reflection Where would you place yourself in this account? As the exiled? The emperor? Or an eyewitness? As you ponder what’s happening in this country today (anti Asian hate, Derek […]