Archive for November, 2017

November 29 Edevotional

Advent is almost upon us. A time to pause, breathe, wait, make room for some God-space in our lives. God wants to become en-fleshed in us, put some skin on this Christmas. How can I get ready for that to happen in me once again, or in an even fuller way? The prophet Isaiah is […]

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Advent Devotion Recommendations

A daily or weekly reading during Advent helps us to focus on the meaning of Christ birth during a busy season. NUMC created an Advent Devotion for all ages that works with the Advent Candles we will make on December 3.  If you are looking for something different, here are a few options I recommend: Picture […]

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November 15 Edevotional

  I just finished listening to a wonderful Terry Gross’ interview, of NPR’s Fresh Air, with Fr. Greg Boyle, of LA’s Homeboy Industries. Homeboy Industries works with gang members and young people transitioning out of prison. It’s a fascinating interview. Fr. Boyle speaks of transforming the pain of these young people, the kind of unspeakable […]

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November 8 Edevotional

Then he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them [clean] in the blood of the Lamb. 15For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship day and night within the temple, and the one who is seated […]

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Faith Formation in Times Like These

God literally shines through darkness in a collaborative piece of art we created with Nicole Farley of A New Creation on our recent youth retreat. Over several weeks the youth discussed who God is and who God is not. The conversation about who God is not turned out to be far more powerful than I […]

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Edevotional November 1

I found this piece on Fr. Richard Rohr’s daily devotional yesterday mind-boggling. But isn’t that what a devotional might be? Getting beyond the mind to the heart. The writing of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin does that for me. As nature continues to flow, I pray that the love at the core of our flow and […]

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