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PRESENCE and GUIDANCE

Through the ages, especially in times of difficulty, people have sought after God’s presence and guidance. Each week in this series, we will be reflecting on a different Bible passage, as we seek a deeper understanding of God’s presence and guidance in our lives during this time. We invite you to join us.

July 4, 2022

June 20, 2022

June 13, 2022

May 30, 2022

May 23, 2022

May 16, 2022

May 9, 2022

May 2, 2022

April 24, 2022

April 18, 2022

April 10, 2022

Rev. Jen Dunfee

April 4, 2022

March 28, 2022

In March our staff will be talking about what they are excited about.

March 21, 2022

In March our staff will be talking about what they are excited about.

March 14, 2022

In March, our staff will be talking about what they are excited about.

March 7, 2022

In March, our staff will be talking about what they are excited about.

February 28, 2022

In February, our staff will be talking about what they are excited about in the year ahead.

February 21, 2022

In February, our staff will be talking about what they are excited about in the year ahead.

February 14, 2022

In February, our staff will be talking about what they are excited about in the year ahead.

February 7, 2022

In this week’s reflection, we reflect on the three centers of knowing – the head center, the heart center, and the body center. The reminder to “find your feet” can help us to stay present in our bodies, which have enormous wisdom to share with us.

January 31, 2022

In this week’s reflection, we ponder the way that Jesus moved towards an intense and overpowering expense – the pain of a leper – while remaining unblended enough from the leper to allow the Holy Spirit and his own well-being to flow towards him. How can we do this in our own lives?

January 24, 2022

January 17, 2022

January 10, 2022

In this week’s reflection, we ponder the importance and the power of our dreams. Like our biblical ancestors before us, our dreams can offer us guidance and healing, as we learn to listen to them with open hearts. They can also reshape our world.

January 3, 2022

This week, as we begin a new year, we reflect on the practical guidance given us in Philippians 4:6 – “When you’re in a fix, Philippians 4:6.”

December 20, 2021

December 13, 2021

December 6, 2021

In today’s reflection, we think about Jesus’ birth and its relationship to “Third Force,” in ways that break open logjams between opposites and move beyond dualistic thinking.

November 29, 2021

Today we reflect on the nature of hope in the season of Advent, which we have just begun. Advent Hope is about our freedom – which is not up to us to accomplish, but is a gift we receive from Christ.

November 22, 2021

November 15, 2021

In today’s reflection we ponder Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are those who mourn” – words which sound crazy to the world, but which remind us that losses must be acknowledged and mourned. There is the promise that grief will not destroy us, but can open us into the receiving of comfort.

November 8, 2021

November 1, 2021

October 25, 2021

In today’s passage we reflect on Psalm 118:22, where we learn that the one who “was rejected has become the chief cornerstone.” We reflect on our own experiences of being rejected, and of rejecting others, and how Jesus can regularly be found among those whom the world rejects.

October 18, 2021

October 11, 2021

October 4, 2021

September 27, 2021

In today’s reflection, we reflect on the crucial importance of humility, and how a Jesus-centered spirituality of humility is built on a philosophy of “enough,” while the world’s exhausting strategies are endlessly built on a philosophy of “not enough.”

September 20, 2021

September 13, 2021

September 5, 2021

In today’s reflection, we ponder the ways that our lives are like a tree. Trees can be blown about and twisted by wind (much like we can be blown about by the circumstances of our lives), yet their deep roots can help them to grow and thrive, even when disfigured by the storms of life. When we sink our roots down into the heart of God, we are given a resilience that can carry us through.

August 30, 2021

In today’s reflection, we ponder the various paradoxes in the Bible – two different things that appear to be opposites and irreconcilable, and yet are both true. There are LOTS of these in the Bible – strength and weakness, poverty and wealth, wisdom and foolishness. Today, we reflect especially on the paradoxical relationship between emptiness and fullness, and how Jesus shows us that emptiness is actually the path to fullness in the life of faith.

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