Hope in the Midst of Advent

"Wait," by, Ethan Oliver

When you hold in your hand the things that distress you, the fist clenches and everything seeps through, between the fingers – coming apart. Practice hope this week, the holy indifference – hold loosely the things that seem to be falling apart or breaking you apart so the More Than can have space, have room, to hold it all together.

Lenten Prayer Practice – Holy Saturday

Because God’s love has been poured into our hearts . . . Rm5:5 How might I minister #hope to someone this Holy Saturday? Holy Trinity, center me now that I may notice Your creative intention, nest in the broad, safe space of Your presence, and intentionally nurture another with the same. What word or phrase… Continue reading Lenten Prayer Practice – Holy Saturday

Giving Tuesday – Advent

The first candle of the Advent wreath symbolizes the hope that Jesus’ life birthed into our reality. As image bearers, we have the same directive to live that reality in this time and space. Today’s reading from pray-as-you-go.org from Isaiah 11:1-10 is a beautiful reminder of what that looks like. The meditation’s guide suggests the… Continue reading Giving Tuesday – Advent

Hope: Holding Together

On Sunday, the first of Advent, our family sat at the dinner table after church for a meal. I was still trying to assemble our Advent wreath while we talked about the meaning of lighting the first candle: hope. We began discussing the reasons Jesus came to be born as a person and what hope… Continue reading Hope: Holding Together