July 17 – The Sacred Stone

Genesis 2       -       Joshua 4:1-9       -       Psalm 46 When our Creator-God made the many-layered universe, the spinning planets, the explosive chorus of billions of stars, and the tiny marble of life we call our home, He crafted every detail so that each would tell the story of His love, His power, and His insatiable desire… Continue reading July 17 – The Sacred Stone

July 10 – The Sacred Breath

Genesis 1:1-2     -     Genesis 2:7       -       Ezekiel 37:1-10 When our Creator-God made the many-layered universe, the spinning planets, the explosive chorus of billions of stars, and the tiny marble of life we call our home, He crafted every detail so that each would tell the story of His… Continue reading July 10 – The Sacred Breath

July 3rd – The Sacred Flame

Song of Solomon 8:6       -       Acts 2:1-11 When our Creator-God made the many-layered universe, the spinning planets, the explosive chorus of billions of stars, and the tiny marble of life we call our home, He crafted every detail so that each would tell the story of His love, His power, and His insatiable desire to… Continue reading July 3rd – The Sacred Flame

June 26 – Welcoming Community

To be human is to be lonely. To be human, however, is also to respond. - Ronald Rolheiser Unfold your mystery in my life, Lord of the fair world, and may I see your welcome everywhere. - Ray Simpson There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. - 1 John 4:18a… Continue reading June 26 – Welcoming Community

June 19 – Redeemed Community

Acts 9:1-22 The heavens frighten us; they are too calm; in all the universe we seem to have no place. Our wounds are hurting us, where is Thy balm? Lord Jesus, by Thy scars, we claim Thy grace. ... The other gods were strong, but Thou wast weak; they rode, and Thou with cross didst… Continue reading June 19 – Redeemed Community

June 12 – Wounded Community

No wound? No scar? Yet, as the Master shall the servant be, and pierced are the feet that follow Me: but thine are whole, Can he have followed far who has no wound, no scar? - Amy Carmichael What happened to our community? It is all well and good, I could hear you say, to… Continue reading June 12 – Wounded Community

June 5 – Perfect Community

Though I am silent there is singing around me. Though I am dark there is vision around me. Though I am heavy there is flight around me. - Wendell Berry Where does community come from? Study of God reveals a community that existed long, long before any of us ever breathed, or dreamed, or spoke,… Continue reading June 5 – Perfect Community

May 29 – Defining Community

Acts 4:32-37 This month we have been exploring the concept of work done for Creator-God, and our purpose on this earth, and how this affects our wider world. Last week in particular, we talked about who our work benefits, beyond the obvious. That work done for God makes other things grow beyond our comprehension, and… Continue reading May 29 – Defining Community

May 22 – The Economy of Delight

Then he said to them, "Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10 (ESV) Who is our work for? Those… Continue reading May 22 – The Economy of Delight

May 15 – A Song For Work

Psalm 37:3-4       -       Galatians 6:9       -       1 Peter 3:8 This month, we have been exploring the theme of work and purpose. To continue this exploration, this week we will be looking at a prayer from John O'Donohue's incredible book To Bless the Space Between Us. This blessing is simply titled, "For Work". As you read, consider… Continue reading May 15 – A Song For Work