The seminar began with the leader asking, "What are you avoiding doing that you know needs to be done?"
Terry was always complaining about how chaotic and out of control her life seemed. She blamed all of her problems on everyone else. She blamed her ex-husband for leaving her. She blamed her former boss for firing her and not giving a positive recommendation to perspective employers. She even blamed her son and daughter-in-law for failing to help her. In all of this Terry failed to grasp her role in the problems.
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.