Monthly Archives: November 2015

Living in Advent – Part 1, Waiting for Good News

This season of the Church’s liturgical year is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The word “advent” is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, “coming.” We are waiting for … Continue reading

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From My Reading – Part 3

“Conversion is a continuous and lifelong process. Conversions proceed layer by layer, relationship by relationship, here a little, there a little—until the whole personality, intellect, feeling and will have been recreated by God” (By John Westerhoff in The Spiritual Life). … Continue reading

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Living in Gratitude – Part 6 “I’m Grateful for Passion”

The November holiday of  Thanksgiving in the United States offers us a time to  reflect on the grace of God in our lives.  The series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock of our faith; if we … Continue reading

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Living in Gratitude – Part 5, God has my Back – by Guest Blogger Sherri Wolthuis

The November holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States offers us a time to reflect on the grace of God in our lives. This series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock of our faith; if we … Continue reading

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Living in Gratitude – Part 4, “I’m Grateful for Vulnerability”

The November holiday of  Thanksgiving in the United States is often more of a family holiday than a time to  reflect on the grace of God in our lives.  This series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock … Continue reading

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The Lord is my Shepherd

The image of God as a shepherd is one of the most comforting pictures in Scripture. And Psalm 23 is probably the most widely known of the references to Jehovah Roi, I am the God Who Shepherds You. Verse 1 … Continue reading

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Living in Gratitude – Part 3, The Prayers of a Toddler, Guest Blog by Sally Hoekstra

The November holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States offers us a time to reflect on the grace of God in our lives.  This series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock of our faith; if we … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – “This Battle is Not Yours to FIght”

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. These stories from the battlefields of … Continue reading

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