#AdventBookClub: Day 29: Fear Not

Some thoughts from Maggi Dawn today … the phrase 'Fear Not' appears 366 times in the Bible - one for every day of the longest year. We cannot look in the face of God but we can look into the face of Jesus Truly great people rise above the need to impress others with how great they are. Sometimes we make the business of sharing faith far too complicated, as if we need to be…

#AdventBookClub: Day 28: Journeys & Joseph

Today's time to get back on the long train journey up to Durham - hopefully my house has survived the storms - my neighbours have been looking after the place for me and I've had no texts to the contrary! It's the last day of Ron Glusenkamp's material today, though Maggi's material continues for a few more days … that Christmas answers that oft-asked question in cars "are we there yet?" - and yes - with…

#AdventBookClub: Day 27: Transformation

From Ron Glusenkamp: The Child is born in each of us each day in the simple gestures of love that take place among his people. Let us truly live Childlike lives this Christmas season and always. Today we look at the beginning of John's gospel (which I happened to do for #onlinecarols2013 the other day): We look at the expectations that people had as to what the Messiah would look like - expecting a huge…

#AdventBookClub: Day 26: Clean and Tidy?

Maggi Dawn today takes us to the environment where Jesus was born … our instinct is to take anything holy and 'protect' them in a holy space, but: We expect Jesus to be where it's clean, but he is born into the mess of human life. We think of Jesus as safe and calm and serene, but he grows up to be the kind of leader who has his sleeves rolled up, ready to face…

#AdventBookClub: Day 25: It’s #Christmasmeans

Ron Glusenkamp quotes Frederick Buechner: Doubt is the ants in the pants of faith. It keeps it alive and moving. with an activity encouraged, rather like #3goodthings, to write down ways in which God has been faithful to me today. Today's piece from Maggi Dawn is reminding me that should I ever earn enough ££, I would love to visit Israel and see the original 'Biblelands' .. know lots of people who've been with Oak…
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