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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Hear Us: Advent Devotional Day 19

Hear Us: Advent Devotional Day 19
It’s the 19th day of Advent and my guest blogger Rachel returns with her thoughts on one of the Revised Common Lectionary texts for today, as we continue to try to find our way to Christmas. Psalm 80 1 Hear us, Shepherd of Israel… Awaken your might; come and save us. 3 Restore us, O... Read more »

Keep It Simple: Advent Devotional Day 18

Keep It Simple: Advent Devotional Day 18
Lenora back for Day 18 of this marathon of devotionals which my friend Rachel and I have been doing during Advent, the 28 days leading up to Christmas. (We are at the point in the marathon where you just want to lie down in the ditch and have someone pick you up in a stretcher... Read more »

It's Complicated: Advent Devotional Day 17

It's Complicated: Advent Devotional Day 17
Here at Spiritual Suckitude, my friend Rachel and I have been writing a short piece every day through Advent. It’s day 17 of our 28 day slog to Christmas and Rachel is back with some thoughts on today’s texts from the Revised Common Lectionary. These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how... Read more »
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Where's God? Advent Devotional Day 16

Where's God? Advent Devotional Day 16
Lenora back on Day 16 of Advent, as Rachel Douglas Swanson and I continue blogging toward Christmas. We decided to do this a couple weeks ago, as an act of resistance to the desire to numb out, while spending too much money at Target and eating vats of Christmas fudge to help us numb out,... Read more »