Daily Reflections

Transition to Happiness

by Beth Richardson on June 29, 2015 · 0 comments

Jesus and the disciples

Monday, June 29. If you read the last issue of Alive Now on poverty, what do you think the transition to the theme of happiness will be like? How do you find happiness even in difficult places? Download the digital issue today.

What are your thoughts?

Words from The Word: “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.”
-2 Corinthians 12:9 (NRSV)

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture with us using a guided meditation on Mark 6:7-13. “Whatever house you enter, remain there until you leave that place.”

Spiritual Tools: Try this week’s spiritual practice: A Blessing Exercise by Emily Eiben.

Art Credit: Jesus with Disciples, Ferdinand Olivier, 1785-1841. From Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source: www.yorckproject.de.

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