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Our Final Threshold

by Beth A Richardson on April 30, 2017 · 41 comments

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| From the Editor: Today marks the end of the Alive Now daily reflections. We have loved serving you! Consider subscribing to Daily Reflections from Upper Room Books or Sight Psalms. |

Sunday, April 30. 3rd Sunday of Easter. As we cross this final threshold of prayer together, reflect on what you might take from Alive Now into a new season of prayer and growth. May you be blessed by every door you open.

Share your final thoughts.

Words from the Word: You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.
– 1 Peter 1:23, NRSV

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture using audio lectio from Luke 24:13-35

Spiritual Tools: Engage in this weeks spiritual practice, Becoming a Compassionate Neighbor to Myself.

Art Credit: Coventry Cathedral – Baptistery, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54899 [retrieved March 22, 2017]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevecadman/2652744641/.

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