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Washed (an Advent Reflection)

Washed (an Advent Reflection)

Advent, Photography, Poetry, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Washed by Terri Stewart gray, mist-filled skies cling to every breath transforming inhales into exhales of steamy condensation and gathering together as a community into a drop that rolls deliciously down an evergreen's sharp needle cleansing tired dustiness and releasing new life ... 2 On that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and glory of the survivors of Israel. 3 Whoever is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, 4 once the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning. 5 Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zi...
An Angel Came Very Near (an Advent Reflection)

An Angel Came Very Near (an Advent Reflection)

spiritual practice, Spirituality
Post 7 in the Crystallize Meaning through Creativity: An Advent Event Scripture: Matthew 24:32-35 Please offer a link to your Advent Reflection using Mr. Linky. Or you can leave a reflection via the comments. An Angel Came Very Near Tracy Daugherty of Bear Creek United Methodist Church Parenting had left me stymied once again. My young adult offspring was struggling badly and I was at a loss for how to help. I had prayed for weeks and come up empty so it was a nice distraction one Sunday to see the face of an old friend back in church. Although regretful for losing touch, I was excited to talk to her again but when I turned to greet her at the end of the service, she was gone. A week or two later that old friend returned. This time I had a chance to say hello and make a coffee date for t...
An Advent Prayer (an Advent Reflection)

An Advent Prayer (an Advent Reflection)

spiritual practice, Spirituality
Post 6 in the Crystallize Meaning through Creativity: An Advent Event Scripture: Hebrews 11:32-34 Please offer a link to your Advent Reflection using Mr. Linky. Or you can leave a reflection via the comments. An Advent Prayer Rev. Mark Sandlin Rev. Mark Sandlin has a strong online presence at “The God Article” (thegodarticle.com) and as a contributing writer to “Sojourners” (sojo.net).  He is a Presbyterian minister from NC and an outspoken leader in equal rights. He was recently featured on the front page of Huffington Post: Religion section. ... Good and gracious God, As we move into Advent and find ourselves surrounded by the beginnings of the secular celebration of Christmas, as we hear preachers and teachers encouraging us to wait for Christmas, to appreciate the anticipation of the ...