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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, December 11

Acts 2:29-47 29 “Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. 30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. 31 Seeing what...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, December 10

Acts 2:14-28 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16...

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Friday Stories: Supporting Migrants at the Border

As I reflect upon the vision for the Christmas Collective, a creative gathering for the common good, I have been inspired and challenged by our opportunity to do GOOD this holiday season for thousands of men, women and children just south of us at the border. While I have learned that these problems are nothing...

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The Most Wonderful Weekend of the Year

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, December 7

Acts 1:15-26 15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) 16 and said, “Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. 17 He...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, December 6

Acts 1:1-14 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, December 5

John 21:15-25 15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” 16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord,...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, December 4

John 21:1-14 1 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said,...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, December 3

John 20:24-31 24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were,...

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The Fabric of Faith

Flood Family, Author and poet Kathleen Norris knows how hard it is to maintain faith in the mundanity of everyday life. She writes how difficult it can be to recognize the sacred potential of daily life when the necessary tasks of work and home constantly demand our attention, leaving us dry and stale. However through...

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