Second Week of Advent 2019

“John proclaimed the coming of a new reality which was already breaking in—the ‘Realm of Heaven.’ In John’s gospel, Jesus referred to it as “eternal life.” Paul called it ‘the New Creation,’ while John the Revelator saw it as the ‘New Earth.’”

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First Week of Advent 2019

Joseph Campbell said it well: “You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.”

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Advent 2019

“As I light this flame, I lay myself before Thee.” (Ancient Celtic Prayer)

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Kingdomtide 2019

“Over the next several weeks, we will focus our contemplation, prayer, study, and actions through the lens of the Kingdom of God…”

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Pentecost 2019

Let’s make ourselves “open to receive the Spirit’s flame so that it will come to rest in our hearts”

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Luminous Windows

“And so when the window of the soul becomes illumined with God’s presence, it’s good to bask in it as we would in our own homes as the morning sun streams through the windows. It’s good to sit in silence for a bit, and then to “rise, and not be afraid” of whatever befalls us the rest of the day: whether the events turn out to be terrible, spectacular, or mundane.”

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Trauma and Transformation

“The spiritual journey begins when we’re no longer driving away from the desert, but being “led by the Spirit” into it. For some, this initiation comes as a slight stirring in the heart, and for others, it arrives in the form of a complete overturning of life circumstances.”

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Lent

“We journey in the Spirit with Jesus in His wilderness temptation, His transfiguration, His rejection by the chief priests, His suffering, crucifixion, and burial. As we enter into the spiritual realities of these ever present events in the earthly life of Christ, we experience a profound depth of implosive and explosive joy at His resurrection from the dead.”

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These Ashes We Must Wear

“The ashes call us to return to our origin and look forward to our destiny: the dust of the earth…”

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Tsedeq

“As you broke the river’s surface at your baptism: So reconcile me to you in peace…”

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