Stories tagged:
suffering

A Hope That Does Not Disappoint

Scott Erickson reflects on hope in the midst of our current circumstances [Romans 5:1-8]. Reflection What particular conversations are happening in your life because of these current circumstances? In what ways are you fighting being a student by trying to be a teacher? MWG Discussion Questions How do we tend to respond to disappointment in our lives? What is that […]

Ordinary Saints

Kelly Cutbirth reflects on what makes a saint and what is the work of an ordinary saint [Luke 6:20-31]. Reflection Think of an achievement, success or possession in your life right now that you’re afraid to lose. Can you imagine God’s love for you even without that thing? Reflect on a part of yourself that you’ve made an enemy. What […]

Watered Garden

Jason Minnix explores how prayer, justice, and rest work together and how they are all woven together [Isaiah 58:9-14]. Reflection How can I invite God’s presence into suffering today? Where do I sense small sips of rest? Spiritual Practice Invite God’s presence into our suffering and needs. Set aside 1 hour a week to make a list of your needs.  […]

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 – […]

Last Shall Be First

As we continue in the season of Lent, Melanie Jones reflects on the relationship between our faith and suffering and how Jesus is in it with us [Mark 10: 28-31]. Reflection How am I being invited to access salvation? What does it look like to follow Jesus in a meaningful way now? Resources MWG: Discussion Guide

Too Deep for Words

As we begin the season of Lent, Jason Minnix reflects on navigating suffering and hope in meaningful ways [Romans 8:22-28]. Reflection How can I make space to rest in God praying for me during this season of Lent? What is my small part next to God’s small part in creating goodness from the shattered bits of life? Resources Video: Kids […]

Advent: Happy Gifts

As we continue in the season of Advent, Gena Minnix explores how the Christmas story might be a surprising and happy gift for us [Isaiah 61:1-3]. Reflection What practices help me feel God’s spirit? How does it feel to say, “Your will be done?” Resources Video – Puppy Surprise [Clip 1 | Clip 2] Audio – The Little Apocalypse (Nadia […]

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