Prayers of the People • Third Week of Advent

Here is the beautiful prayer our brother Sejun lifted up during our worship gathering on 13 December 2020. We invite you to read and to make it your ongoing prayer during this Advent season as well. Heavenly Father,The year 2020 has been a very challenging yearand many of us will never forget.Help us rememberthat theContinue reading “Prayers of the People • Third Week of Advent”

Prayers of the People • Second Week of Advent

Here is the beautiful prayer our sister Yang lifted up during our worship gathering on 6 December 2020. We invite you to read and to make it your ongoing prayer during this Advent season as well. Heavenly Father, hallowed be Your name!As we await Your Son’s return,we pray to receive Your Holy Spirit.May the SpiritContinue reading “Prayers of the People • Second Week of Advent”

Advent Conspiracy 2020

The Season of Advent  Advent begins the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. The word “advent” means “arrival.” During the season of Advent, we celebrate Christ’s coming into the world and watch with expectant hope for his coming again. We celebrate the incarnation of Jesus, “God With Us” and, at the same time, eagerly await theContinue reading “Advent Conspiracy 2020”

Transformed Lives: From Resentment to Gratitude

This week, we are exploring the movement Henri Nouwen describes from resentment to gratitude. Below are some exercises and spiritual disciplines to practice to help you join the Holy Spirit in this transforming movement. A Diagnostic Checklist for Resentment Do I feel like I should mask or hide “negative” emotions such as sadness, anger, frustration,Continue reading “Transformed Lives: From Resentment to Gratitude”

Transformed Lives: From Fear to Love

Henri Nouwen — priest, author, and professor — wrote dozens of books on the spiritual life. Even after his death in 1996, his words in books like Spiritual Formation continue to shape and influence people who desire a deeper life with Christ. Nouwen describes spiritual formation not so much in a direct linear path (i.e.,Continue reading “Transformed Lives: From Fear to Love”