[Daily Advent Reflection] You Will Be My People.

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You Will Be My People. Daily Advent Reflection. Kimberly Roth. Ezekiel 36:24-28 Saturday, December 3, 2011I want you to be my love I want you to be my love 'Neath the moon and the stars above I want you to be my love - Over the Rhine Listen: [ YouTube ] [ Spotify ] These daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To keep up with this daily Advent series, follow SlowChurch.com on FACEBOOK or TWITTER.There are many passages of scripture I cannot wrap … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] A Season Wrought With Tension.

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A Season Wrought With Tension. Daily Advent Reflection. Kyle Mobley. Psalm 85 Friday December 2, 2011  O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appears Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!O Come O Come Emmanuel by Sufjan StevensThese daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To keep up with this daily Advent series, follow SlowChurch.com on FACEBOOK or … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] The Whoring Bride of Christ.

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The Whoring Bride of Christ. Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. Hosea 6:1-6 Thursday December 1, 2011We ride our bikes around the circle in the cemetery, Weaving. I wave up to You on the Cross. Am I to come upon You suddenly Like this forever? Happy, relieved that You are here and I can see You, I can feel You? --- You are like the ticket-half I find inside the pocket of my old leaf-raking coat. There all the time, all the while, forgotten. I so often seem to leave You in churches and other islands. And on my beads where I can see You, I can feel … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] Incarnating Christ in our Places.

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Incarnating Christ in Our Places. Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. Micah 5:1-5a Wednesday November 30, 2011Because we have not made our lives to fit Our places, the forests are ruined, the fields eroded, The streams polluted, the mountains overturned. Hope Then to belong to your place by your own knowledge Of what it is that no other place is, and by Your caring for it as you care for no other place, this Place that you belong to though it is not yours, For it was from the beginning and will be to the end -Wendell Berry, from “Sabbath Poems 2007, VI.” [ Read the ful … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] The Immense Joy of Christ’s Victory

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The Immense Joy of Christ’s Victory Slow Church Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. Revelation 18 Tuesday November 29, 2011Joy to the world! The Lord is come Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare him room And heaven and nature singJoy to the earth! The Saviour reigns Let men their songs employ While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joyJoy To The World by Sufjan StevensThese daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read a … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] Fear Not!

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Fear Not! Slow Church Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. Micah 4:1-5 Monday November 28, 2011What are you running from, my love? What’s this thing you're guilty of? Follow me and never feel accusedBut you never do believe a word I say And you never did believe there'd be day of reckoningSo you run and you run and you run and you never stop And you work and you work until you drop You're in over your head and the pressure just don't quit But you can't escape the reach of love-- The Call, “You Run” - Listen:  [ Youtube ] These daily Slow Church Advent Reflections ar … [Read more...]

“Get Ready, A Baby is Coming” A Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent

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"Get Ready, A Baby is Coming" A Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent By Ragan SutterfieldA couple of weeks ago it was a full moon and so, though I knew better than to believe the idea, I watched my wife Emily for signs of impending labor.  The same thing happens when it rains, after a walk, or after a particularly hearty meal of spicy food.  We are in those final days, the waiting, watching days when the old euphemism “expecting” fits our experience with a vengeance.  Tonight, tomorrow, a week from now—our daughter could be here.We've been preparing and preparing and preparin … [Read more...]


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