December 10th– the second Saturday of Advent (REnew)

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cup48Today’s Scripture: 

Read * Reflect * Respond * Rest (instructions for Lectio Divina)

Now the festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was near. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put Jesus to death, for they were afraid of the people. Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was one of the twelve; he went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers of the temple police about how he might betray him to them. They were greatly pleased and agreed to give him money. So he consented and began to look for an opportunity to betray him to them when no crowd was present.

Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.  So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover meal for us that we may eat it.”  They asked him, “Where do you want us to make preparations for it?”  “Listen,” he said to them, “when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him into the house he enters  and say to the owner of the house, ‘The teacher asks you, “Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?”’ He will show you a large room upstairs, already furnished. Make preparations for us there.” So they went and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal. ~ Luke 22:1-13 NRSV



Questions with your Cup – Advent Week 2: *re•new /rǝ’n(y)oo/ (verb) to resume after an interruption

In what ways is this cup lacking? Does it hold enough? Is the handle substantial? Does it hold the heat well?

Are you enough? Is what you are hanging on to significant? Do you contain a “holy fire?”



The world is filled with people who, no matter what you do, will point blank not like you. But it’s also filled with those who will love you fiercely. They are your people. You are not for everyone. And that’s okay. Don’t convince them to walk alongside you. Sharing your path with someone is a sacred gift. Don’t cheapen this gift. ~ Rebecca Campbell


The older I get the more selective I am of who is in my tribe. I would rather have four quarters than a hundred pennies. ~ Creative Momista


The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~ Dorothy Nevill


I felt strangely anxious that day, in a very human way. People are always worried about what’s happening next. They often find it difficult to stand still, to occupy the now without worrying about the future. People are not generally satisfied with what they have; they are very concerned with what they are going to have. ~ Garth Stein (The Art of Racing in the Rain)


The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. ~ Thomas Merton

Prayer: *pray for this process of renewing.

For my brokenness, which is a better bridge for people than my pretend wholeness ever was, Lord hear our prayer. #creditsheliawalsh

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  1. joyce
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    Thomas Merton’s words struck home today. Love it!

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