Today we read from John 1:1, 27.
As we head into Christmas, we ask:
How are you experiencing God's gifts of hope, love, joy and peace in these days? Have you had a "dark night of the soul"? If so, looking back, what did you learn? How did it shape you?
Today we read from Luke 1:39-45.
How have you experienced laughter in the midst of tears?
How are you finding joy in this season?
Today we read from: Matthew 1:18-21 NIV
Think of a dark season in your life: How did it transform you? What did you learn? When have you met God on the wrestling mat? How did that experience change you?
We read from Luke 2:8-20
Questions for reflection: 1. Where do you see hope? 2. Name your darkness and invite God to meet you there. 3. How can you be still and let your eyes adjust to see in the dark?
Today's reading is Matthew 25:14-30 We ask you this week: Where are you experiencing joy? Where are you finding miracles?
Today we read from Matthew 5:9. We ask: Where are you seeing discord right now? How can you work for peace in that area? What risk/cost is preventing you from peacemaking work? How can God help you summon courage to act?
Today we read from:
Matthew 5:8 and 1 Corinthians 13, both in The Message.
What to ponder during the message:
Who in your life inspires you with the integrity they lead their life with?
Where is there mis-alignment in your life right now?
How can you take steps to align your beliefs and your actions more completely?
Today we read from Matthew 5:7 and Luke 10:30-37.
Something to reflect on:
How have you experienced mercy?
What difference did that make in your life?
How can you put compassion into action this week?
Today we read from: Matthew 5:6
We ask ourselves today: What is the satisfaction level of your life right now? What is your purpose today, in this season of life? Given your family situation, work dynamics, and health realities, what can you do today to live into a good relationship with God, with people, and with creation?
Today we explore Matthew 5:5.
We ask you to reflect this week on:
What does it look like for you to be meek?
How can you share your authority, power, privilege in ways that benefits others and helps others flourish?
Where are the places you need to heed the words, “do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit”?