Radical Willingness

“May it be done to me, according to your word…”

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“How can I be a space — simple, open, warm, stilled — that is prepared to receive the smallest, humblest, most vulnerable version of divinity when it comes quietly knocking at my door? Can I welcome a God I don’t recognize at first, a God who shows up in rags, comes from another country, and is dependent on my meager shelter? Am I brave enough for that?” -Siri Liv Myhrom

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The Shoulder Season of Advent

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Looking Deeply

“For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant…”

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Come Down by Kevin Prosch

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“Hold Me Jesus” by Rich Mullins

“I think I would rather live on the verge of falling, and let my security be in the all-sufficiency of the grace of God than to live in some kind of pietistic illusion of moral excellence. Not that I don’t want to be morally excellent. But my faith isn’t in the idea that I’m more moral than anybody else. My faith is in the idea that God and his love are greater than whatever sins any of us commit.”  -Rich Mullins 

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Prayer of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne

“Fold me back to you…”

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An Advent Prayer

“Let us live in the beauty of your incarnation.”

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When “Missing God’s Will” is God’s Will

“On that day when you feel yourself lost; and night is falling fast and frigid: May you lose yourself in God; and may God be found in you.”

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Navigating the New Reality

Repentance is not an end in and of itself for the sake of moral excellence (which only leads to a pious superiority). Rather, repentance is the removal of distractions that keep us from perceiving the presence of God within us and all around us. It is a preparation to see God in a whole new light and in the new reality.

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Awakening to Presence

Advent is a season of expecting the unexpected. This kind of preparation can be difficult when we’ve become too familiar with the trappings of our Christianity, mistaking them for intimacy with God. To counter this stagnation in the spiritual life, the Spirit often breaks into our lives in unimaginable ways, disrupting our routines and schedules.

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