Let's take a closer look at what it means to "be ready".
What if thanksgiving became "Just An Ordinary Day" at any time of the year? How would our lives change? How would our perspectives change?
Could it be that we have been called to this time and place to see how we can make the changes that emphasize the "no, not yet" because there is still the promise of what is to come?
What are the stories we tell that remind us who we are and who we are called to be? What such stories do we hope to pass on?
We live in a different world where people are looking for authenticity. They want authenticity and are putting us to that test!
How might following Jesus open a different way to understand both the text we’ve inherited from the bible and the lives we are living here and now in the 21 century?
But what do we do when we feel disconnected from God, from community, even from ourselves? What does it mean to be faithful then?
The Table of Christ that is big enough to have room for all who wish to be in community with their neighbor. The table set for those in need of forgiveness and faith, hungry for mercy and thirsty for grace.
Even good, healthy routines can drag us down if we don't break them and re-form them from time to time. Is that true for prayer as well?
A lost sheep, a lost coin being away from the "safe" presence you have always known....stories that we have heard and sometimes not quite connecting to the examples used. So, this week let's take a look at these stories in more applicable ways for us in 2022.