#AdventBookClub: Day 23: Hope for the Future

Tired, but this caught my eye as I'm heading to bed (I've been sorting out photo files on my laptop, and the software kept 'spinning' #slow… all good practice for #waiting) … and I think a number of us are waiting to see what we have in the morning, as the wind continues to howl around... From now on… calls us to look forward positively whilst still living realistically in the present. It is a…

#AdventBookClub: Day 9: Joy, Thankfulness & Promises

Ron Glusenkamp notes that "Advent is a holy season for review and preview" as we thank God for many things in the past for which we can truly be grateful, and anticipate the future. And from Brian Draper today: It's very hard, sometimes, to experience joy when things conspire against us, or when we feel pulled in so many different directions, or when we are worried about what the future will bring. But there is a joy…

#AdventBookClub: Day 8: Surprising Futures

"Surprise!" That's how I might feel if I saw a primrose peeking out of some snow… although maybe not so much over these past few years! There's encouragement in both the readings today - Glusenkamp draws on the story of the 5 loaves and the fishes to say that there are constant surprises on the journey with Jesus, but that there is always more than enough for all… Maggi Dawn encourages us to think about…