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Week 2,Day 6

Week 2,Day 6

Praying in hope Today we are introduced to a prayer practice called the daily examen.  This is done at bedtime and allows us to review the day with God by recognizing how we pleased God with our thoughts and actions and how we disappointed God with thoughts and actions.  After reconciling ourselves with this reality […]

Week 2, Day 6

Week 2, Day 6

The Waiting World We are asked what our community would do with a young pregnant couple without resources who comes newly to our town.  What resources would be available to them?  Where would they stay?  Do you know the answer? Since I have never experienced homelessness it is difficult to say how I would approach […]

Week 2, Day 5

Week 2, Day 5

Matthew 3:1-12 This reading tells us about John the Baptist who is telling everyone to repent and prepare the way of the Lord.  He is preparing his community for Christ’s coming ministry, which is also what Advent is about. John both embodies hope and fear.  Does anyone remember his fate which comes later in this […]

Week 2, Day 4

Week 2, Day 4

Romans 15:4-13 Paul is writing to early Christians in Rome encouraging unity and love deriving hope from the scriptures, and one another through glorifying God. We are asked in our book to recall scriptures that bring you hope.  Does anyone have specific scriptures they can share?  The one that immediately comes to my mind is […]

Week2, Day 3

Week2, Day 3

Psalm 72:1-7,18-19. Today our message of hope comes through a King inspired and directed by God to act with justice and righteousness bringing peace and prosperity to his people. I personally have to look beyond the King image toward a society that values justice and righteousness as shown through their corporate actions and programs.  We […]

Week 2 Day 2

Week 2 Day 2

Isaiah 11:1-10 This is  a very familiar advent text tying this prophesy of Isaiah to Jesus as the shoot from the stump of Jesse.  It is filled with hopeful statements about a world restored to harmony and when justice and love of God reign supreme. It is a pleasure for me just to read this text […]

Hope, week 2

Hope, week 2

Our word for this week is Hope. We are asked to state our first reaction and to think on past Advents and Christmas’s to remember any big memories related to hope.    Hope is a big part of the advent I grew up knowing…..Christmas is the hope for the world, we are hopeful for a […]

Day 7

Day 7

The seventh day will introduce a spiritual discipline each week and today it is the prayer vigil.  If you read in advance you might have been prepared to do this today which I did since a weekend timing is best with our shortened days.  This morning sunrise was 7:38 and tomorrow it is 7:39 but […]

Day 6

Day 6

Today we are asked to watch and note news stories and to pray for them.  This might be a normal task for many of us and there are also likely as many of us avoiding the news due to the way it makes us feel.  What makes our task today special is the question, how […]

Day 5

Day 5

Matthew 24:36-44 This is an end times prophesy where we are reminded that the people of the world ignored God and Noah until it was too late and reminds us that the end time could come at any time, so be prepared. The guide book takes the approach that we must anticipate what really matters […]