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World AIDS Day (an Advent Reflection)

World AIDS Day (an Advent Reflection)

spiritual practice, Spirituality
Post 4 in the Crystallize Meaning through Creativity: An Advent Event Scripture: Isaiah 2:2-4 Please offer a link to your Advent Reflection using Mr. Linky. Or you can leave a reflection via the comments. A note about Tracy. Tracy has been a road warrior fighting for a cure for AIDS and HIV as long as I have known her-which at this point is considerably longer than I’d like to acknowledge! (Hah!) Please join us in honoring all the people in the world that are fighting to live. In 2011, there were about 34 million people living with HIV. (avert.org). That is a big chunk of God’s kingdom! It is such a blessing to have Tracy doing Kingdom work in this way. Brava, Tracy! World AIDS Day Tracy Daugherty, Bear Creek United Methodist Church The night I stumbled across my first World AIDS Day obs...
I Didn’t Want to Move (an Advent Reflection)

I Didn’t Want to Move (an Advent Reflection)

spiritual practice, Spirituality
Post 3 in the Crystallize Meaning through Creativity: An Advent Event Scripture: Psalm 122:6b-9 Please offer a link to your Advent Reflection using Mr. Linky. Or you can leave a reflection via the comments. I Didn't Want to Move by Pastor David Orendorff, Bear Creek United Methodist Church I didn’t want to move.  In fact, ever entering the ranks of itinerant United Methodist Ministers in 1977 I haven’t wanted to move.  But this time was worse.  I had been with a congregation for 16 years.  I had officiated at the weddings of my youth and later baptized their children.  Together we had done some significant, some brave, some foolish, some profound ministry.  We had great times and hard times, but always wonderful times.  After years of effort, Vickie had finally established herself as a fi...
Simple Truths (an Advent Reflection)

Simple Truths (an Advent Reflection)

spiritual practice, Spirituality
Post 2 in the Crystallize Meaning through Creativity: An Advent Event. Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-3 Please offer a link to your Advent Reflection using Mr. Linky. Or you can leave a reflection via the comments. Simple Truths by Kathleen Tenpas Kathleen is featured at womencreate.wordpress.com. This is what they had to say: “When she included in her directions the fact that the barn is painted like a quilt, I knew exactly where she lived, having driven past that barn many times (and wondered about the person who would do such a bold and beautiful thing). If it hadn’t been quite so snowy, I might have gotten a picture of that barn! She lives with her husband in the farmhouse and has two studios, lucky woman! Downstairs on top of the freezer, next to the windows built to be a greenhouse, she...