Stories tagged:
spiritual growth

Touching the Eternal

Jennifer Cumberbatch reflects on the invitation to joy in the midst of suffering [Romans 5:1-5]. Reflection Is it possible that suffering (loss, trials, temptations, tribulation) is a portal to the presence of the Holy One and thus a path to experiencing joy? Is there divine purpose in suffering? Resources Video: Joyful Joyful (Sister Act 2) Spiritual Practice PLAN: P – […]

Scarce Abundance

Jason Minnix invites to reflect on what we are striving for and what Jesus invites us to consider regarding our attachments [Luke 12:13-21]. Reflection How might I access the grace to see the nightmares I’m holding onto? What does it look like to experience the abundance I already possess? Where do I hear invitation to move into my interior work? […]

Growing In Substance

Weylin Lee explores what it means for us to grow in a meaningful way if the substance of our faith is Christ [Colossians 2:6-19]. Reflection How can you allow gratitude to overflow in your life? In what ways can you engage the dying process in order to experience life? In what ways is our practice of freedom moving us towards […]

Here It Comes

For Kid’s Sunday, Gideon Tsang reflects on the story of Mary and Martha and how we can be present here [Luke 10:38-42]. Reflection How can you invite God into your mess this week? What does it look like to practice your preferred posture of presence? Resources Song: First World Problems (Chance the Rapper) Video: 4 Year Old Mic’d up at […]

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 […]

Freedom and Community

Matt Inman reflects on how we can grow in our freedom and what freedom means in community [Galatians 6:1-4]. Reflection Do you believe that God is for your freedom? If so, what does that freedom look like? How might freedom grow for us as a community at Vox? Resources Model: Stages of Change Poem: How to Be a Poet (Wendell […]

Now is the Time

Melanie Jones reflects on what it means for us today that the kingdom of God is here and now [Mark 1:14-15]. Reflection How do we live in the wake of freedom? How do we #staywoke and avoid daydreaming in our current season of justice-seeking?