Will You Open the Door?

//Will You Open the Door?

Will You Open the Door?

Photo by Sharon Swing
Poem from Advent Book by Kathy and Jack Stockman

by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development for oneLife Maps 

Questions to Ponder:

  • What story of Christ might you want to spend time reading this Christmas?
  • What might you want to explore during this Advent season?
  • Is there a door in your life that needs opening? What possibilities lie behind that door?
  • How can you be present to the Creator’s Presence as we anticipate the celebration of Jesus’s birth?


“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)


Dear Lord, we desire to step into your beauty and your mystery this season. Help us to celebrate your goodness and to be watchful for your activity in our lives and the lives of those around us. Give us the strength and courage to open the door of our hearts to you.

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:03+00:00 December 11, 2014|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , , |1 Comment

About the Author:

Joan Kelley is the Director of Facilitator Development for oneLifemaps and a facilitator and teacher using the “Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,” a visual workbook to be used in small groups, mentoring relationships, workshops, retreats, classes, between spiritual friends, or individually to re-discover the storyline of the life they are authoring with God. More information is available at www.oneLifemaps.com or Email Joan Joan is also co-founder of a ministry called Sacred. (www.mylifeissacred.com) that helps people set apart space to be with God at guided solitude retreats. Joan also teaches a spiritual formation class on Thursday mornings at Willow Creek Community Church.

One Comment

  1. Sylvie Moisoff December 13, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    The man who wrote this poem/meditation, Greg Asimoukopolis, is a Evangelical Covenant pastor, at least he was. I so enjoyed this poem and the questions that follow. I attend Hillside Covenant Church in Walnut Creek, CA. Jenny Trees, my spiritual director, is leading a Listen to my Life group at our church and I am enjoying doing this class and competing the maps very much. Blessings, Sylvie Moisoff

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