Advent Devotional December 20, 2017

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Saying a big, “Yes,” to God often comes when we don’t know where our next step will land.  This is the adven story.  Mary and Joseph say yes to an unexpected offer of grace and it changes the world.  

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Advent Devotional December 19, 2017

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God has a way of orienting us and bringing us back into the community regardless of if it feels like we have been cut off in any way.  

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Advent Devotional December 18, 2017

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Have you ever missed out on something because you thought you has all of the answers or knew how it should be? When we let the gospel soak into our very being and bones it will chance us if we are willing to drop our guard and name what threatens us.

 

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Advent Devotional December 17, 2017

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There are times where it is good to be together to celebrate, even for introverts.  As the people of God we are called to make the circle of God’s community wider and wider.  Community is, in part, what it means to be made in the image of God.  Today we talk about how we might heal division and work toward being made one in the Spirit.

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Advent Devotional December 16, 2017

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What tools do you use to get yourself organized?  I use 2 formats to help me get my month, week and days in order.  My big plans are made with some sheets from passion planner (http://www.passionplanner.com/downloads/) , and the I use daily emergent task planner sheets(http://davidseah.com/node/the-emergent-task-planner/ ).  

I am not totally organized, but they help free up time and limit some wheel spinning.  But the question is for what? Today Rohr calls us to focus in on what is most important and let go of other things.  What one or two things do you need to do well? What do you have to stop doing to do that?

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Advent Devotional December 15, 2017

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Today we are 10 days out from Christmas and we are talking about how we receive gifts.  Today’s question is, “how can you receive instead of manage life?” How does managing give you a sense of importance? How does receiving give you a sense of unimportance?

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Advent Devotional December 14, 2017

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Are you one of the good guys or the bad guys? Would you be a stormtrooper or part of the rebellion?  Are you half full or half empty.  Today we look at ways we might get around dualistic thinking and grow in the faith through listening to Jesus. Today we ask, “do you tend to think dualistically? Does it help you to be more loving? Does it help you to be more obedient to the gospel?”

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