Stories tagged:
spiritual growth

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 […]

Unexpected Resurrection

On Easter Sunday, Weylin Lee reflects on how the unexpected nature of Jesus’ resurrection invites us towards groundedness and good news [John 20:1-18]. Reflection How have we been accompanied in the losses we have experienced? How are we invited to a path of healing and restoration that Jesus offers? What restorative work are we being invited to participate in? Practice […]

The God Who Groans

Rachael Clinton Chen reflects on the groaning work of God as we enter Holy Week and how we’re invited to look for Jesus in our story of ache [Mark 15:25-39]. Reflection Will you let Jesus, the Messiah, enter your ache this Holy Week?  Where hope feels weary or foolish, will you let God (and others) groan with you and for […]

New Covenant

Sarah Berson reflects on what a new Covenant means for us and how the love of God is available for all of us even in the midst of the challenging year we have been collectively navigating [Jeremiah 31:31-34]. Reflection What grounds you? What are you moving from? What are you moving toward? Practice Think about the mile markers from this […]