Category: Advent Devotionals

The absurdity of Christmas - a devotional-ish kind of thingie

The absurdity of Christmas - a devotional-ish kind of thingie
Yesterday was the official end of Advent 2016, during which my friend Rachel and I have been blogging daily, using the suggested texts from the Revised Common Lectionary as a way to look more closely at the stories going on in our own lives and in our world. So for the last 28 days we’ve... Read more »

Become Light: Advent Devotional Day 28

Become Light: Advent Devotional Day 28
Four weeks ago, my friend Rachel (who usually blogs at Teacher Reader Mom) and I decided to take turns and write a devotional-ish-kind-of-thingie every day for the 28 days before Christmas, the time known as Advent on the Christian liturgical calendar. Both of us were wandering around post-election, fighting anger and despair and fear, and... Read more »

What I sort of want for Christmas : Advent Devotional Day 27

What I sort of want for Christmas : Advent Devotional Day 27
Here in the final couple days of the blogging challenge my friend Rachel and I took on for Advent, I looked at the suggested texts for the day and found myself staring again at Mary’s song, the Magnificat. Crap, I thought, I already wrote about this passage a couple weeks ago. In fact, Rachel and... Read more »
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How I found gratitude at Target: Advent Devotional Day 26

How I found gratitude at Target: Advent Devotional Day 26
My guest blogger Rachel (who blogs at Teacher Reader Mom) and I having been writing a devotional-ish-kind-of-thingie every day during Advent, the 28 days before Christmas. And we are at Day 26 of this blogging binge where every day we’ve looked at the suggested texts from the Revised Common Lectionary and tried to make sense... Read more »

Beget This: Advent Devotional Day 25

Beget This: Advent Devotional Day 25
Lenora here, on this, day 25, of Advent, as my friend and fellow blogger, Rachel and I blog our way to Christmas. Our lectionary readings today took me to Jesus’s genealogy. If you’ve ever read it in the King James Bible, you probably remember the word “begat” being used over and over. And over. Until... Read more »

Hungry God: Advent Devotional Day 24

Hungry God: Advent Devotional Day 24
If you keep up with this blog at all, by now you probably know that here at Spiritual Suckitude, my friend Rachel and I have been writing a short piece every day through Advent. We are in the final stretch of our 28 day slogging and blogging to Christmas and Rachel is back with a... Read more »
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Anguish Shared: Advent Devotional Day 23

Anguish Shared: Advent Devotional Day 23
Lenora here again on the 23th day of Advent with some devotional-ish thoughts on the lectionary readings for today from the Revised Common Lectionary. I’m bursting with God-news! I’m walking on air. I’m laughing at my rivals. I’m dancing my salvation. For God knows what’s going on. He takes the measure of everything that happens.... Read more »

Holy Scraps: Devotional for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Holy Scraps: Devotional for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
Four weeks ago, my friend Rachel (who blogs at Teacher Reader Mom) and I decided to take turns writing a devotional-ish-kind-of-thingie every day during Advent, the 28 days before Christmas. We started doing it because we were both struggling for hope, trying to see where it might be located in our world right now, trying... Read more »

Foolishly Brave: Advent Devotional Day 21

Foolishly Brave: Advent Devotional Day 21
We are three weeks into our 28 day blog toward Christmas, as we, each day, look at the suggested reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and the text of our own lives, in search of hope and light and life. Here’s Rachel with her thoughts for today. Restore us, God Almighty; make your face shine... Read more »
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Start Adulting: Advent Devotional Day 20

Start Adulting: Advent Devotional Day 20
Lenora back on the 20th day of Advent with another devotional-like object. Here is what I encountered in the lectionary readings for today. When we were minors, we were just like slaves ordered around by simple instructions…with no say in the conduct of our own lives. But God sent his Son, born among us of... Read more »