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Advent: He’s Coming

Photo Credit: Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash by Ashlee Eiland   O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel Shall come to thee O Israel.   When I read these six lines, I don't imagine the tribe of Israel. These lines don't seem so ancient to me. I think of America, and I think of the Church. I [...]

By | 2017-12-18T13:05:24+00:00 December 19, 2017|Categories: Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Learning to Wait

Photo Credit: Mira Bozhko on Unsplash by Joan Kelley This week marks the 2nd week of Advent.  We continue to reflectively wait for the birth of Christ as we follow Mary and Joseph to the manger.  We wait with expectant hope for Christ’s return and reign over all the Earth.  And finally we actively wait in the present moment and acknowledge Christ as Emmanuel – Christ with us.  The simple yet profound power [...]

By | 2017-12-13T06:07:57+00:00 December 12, 2017|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Journey to the Manger

Photo Credit: Walter Chavez on Unsplash by Joan Kelley Advent starts this week.  It marks the beginning of the church year calendar, followed by Christmas, Epiphany and then Lent, Holy Week and Easter.   Advent means coming or arrival.  It’s the season of waiting and anticipation as we remember with awe and wonder that first Advent when Jesus was born.  It’s a season of slowing and savoring as we acknowledge Christ’s presence in our [...]

By | 2017-12-03T17:07:39+00:00 December 5, 2017|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Worth the Wait

by Deitra Shoemaker, oneLifemaps Affirmed Facilitator Early on this cold December morning, I venture outside in my warm bathrobe to watch the unusually colorful sunrise of orange, pink and blue as the colors meld together. Even though the 37 degree chill is beckoning me to run back inside, I stand and wait . . . I know that within minutes this “hidden manna moment” will disappear as the sun fully rises. So I decide to [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:03+00:00 December 16, 2014|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , , |1 Comment
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