Christopher Ball reflects on anticipation, endurance, and faith for Advent Day 3.
The post explores the tradition and significance of Advent calendars that count down the days until Christmas. Originated by German Lutherans, these calendars have evolved to include devotional readings or small gifts. The author relives her childhood enthusiasm for Advent calendars through daily contemplative writings on the ‘Here & Now’ blog.
Lorina Meade reflects on the importance of living in the present moment, particularly during Advent. She compares it to the Biblical manna, the daily sustenance provided by God, emphasizing the need to trust in God’s daily provisions while also anticipating the future. Meade encourages enjoying Christmas traditions and preparations as they happen, rather than rushing towards the main day, thereby capturing the essence of ‘nowness’.
In her personal and spiritual journey, Karen Nelson navigates through grief and loneliness, finding solace in the Advent season. She explores how accepting grief can pave the way for joy and overall spiritual growth.
Contemplative writer, Karen Nelson shares a big secret with her readers in “No Big Secret.” Shh…it’s a secret.
Pastor Steve Garnaas-Holmes offers this prayer of gratitude for this Thanksgiving.
Mary Pandiani writes: “Sabbath is taking time … time to be holy … time to be human.”
In this last week of Lent, here is a favorite poem of mine by Zoanna Pearson from Selah Center’s book: “Reflections: A Journey through Lent into Easter.” Lent Day 39.
Today Sammi McCubbins shares her reflections on the importance of friends and what Jesus says about friendship. This is Lent Day 36.
Today marks the final week of Lent leading up to Advent. Mary Pandiani provides an overview of the events of the “Passion” week and what it means in God’s story and yours. This is day 35 of Lent.
Lent Day 31. Today John Kiemele shares a memory from the beach and what it means to him during Lent. Read on…
Today, Lent Day 16, I share an excerpt from a book published by Selah Center, “Reflections: A Journey through Lent into Easter.” The book is available on Amazon.com. Enjoy. –D.B. Editor