Stories tagged:
Trust

Facing Our Fears

How does relating with God impact your fear? Gena St. David explores how the focus of our fears often fail to materialize, and how we might navigate the challenges that do emerge. [Hebrews 13] Reflection How does your relationship with God impact your fear? How are you feeling afraid, and how can you empathize? What would you do differently if […]

Does Fear Keep Us From Heaven?

How might fear keep us from experiencing heaven here and now? David Wallace examines how our commonly held fears impact our spirituality. [Luke 12:32-40] Reflection Can you lovingly and uncritically look at a “fear” that has kept you from experiencing heaven here and now? Ask yourself, “Is it true? Is it really true?” What would your life look like if […]

Does Doubt Mean I Don’t Believe?

David Wallace reflects on how doubt and belief coexist and both are necessary in our journey of faith [John 20:19-29]. Reflection When has your certainty led to unforgiveness? How does trusting in God change your understanding of having faith, despite living in a world with such suffering? Resources Book: The Sin of Certainty (Peter Enns)

What Does it Mean to Be Saved?

Gena St. David reflects on the center of the Christ story and what it means to be saved. What are we saved from? How are we saved? What are we saved for? [Mark 10:17-31] Reflection How does your body respond to the image of nonviolent forgiveness in Jesus? What or who was Jesus trusting, and how did that trust enable […]

What Does it Mean to Believe?

Gena St David reflects on what it means to believe and considers whether it’s less a choice we make and more something that expands within us as we “say yes” to encounters with Jesus that prove trustworthy [John 6:35, 44-51]. Reflection How might I practice coming toward God with my hunger and thirst this week? How might I practice listening […]

Place of Thirst

As we observe Palm Sunday and experience our first online liturgy, Jason Minnix reflects on our places of thirst during this global pandemic and season of physical separation. Claudia Harding and Brittany Acosta also share their reflections on this text [Exodus 17:1-7]. Reflection What are my places of thirst today? If I had permission to complain, what would I say during […]

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.  […]

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