Friday, January 1, 2010


A month of WORSHIP? Isn’t every month a month of Worship?

Yes… But:

“Life happens, and we need worship to deal with it. Worship is meant to give us hope and a sense of perspective. Worship is meant to give us, as a community, the chance to praise and thank God as well as mourn for the hard things that happened in the past week. Worship is meant to lift our eyes to the God who made us and loves us unconditionally. Worship is meant to give us language for responding to that God, a language we use not only in worship, but in everyday life.”
—Valerie Hess, “Spiritual Disciplines Devotional”

As we’re journeying forward to a life of Passionate Spirituality, we’re making a new stop every month, taking the time to explore a new Spiritual Habit. We started with Generosity and Thankfulness—how thanking God for blessings in our life helps us to realize how much we have to GIVE and serve those around us, thus doing God’s work in our world. In December, we took time out of our busy schedules to recognize the habit of Simplicity. We took notice of how we use our time, money, and energy—not just to satisfy the consumerism of the holidays, but to notice God, Jesus, family, tradition, and all the ways we connect to our faith without the peer pressure of our society.

And so, this month we move into the habit of Worship. One more way to “join the dance and learn the basic rhythms and steps that help us respond to God.”

Welcome to the New Year - and New Beginnings!

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