Honest Advent

We can see this honest life when we contemplate the sacred texts written by those who witnessed divine ... An honest Advent that leads to an honest hope, which perhaps saves us from two unholy polarities— the empty That's the invitation ...

Author: Scott Erickson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310361886

Category: Religion

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In a world that's difficult to make sense of, and a season that's so often overtaken by consumerism, here you'll find heart-stirring illustrations and thought-provoking meditations designed to show you the raw, powerfully sacred story of Christmas in a new light. Has the joy of the holiday season become painfully dissonant with the hard edges of life? Do you feel weary from the way Christmas has become a polished, predictable brand? You aren't alone. For too many of us, Christmas has lost its wonder. What if we stopped treating the Christmas story as something that happened a long time ago and started believing that it's a story that's still happening today? From celebrated artist and storyteller Scott Erickson comes Honest Advent, 25 days of illustrations and meditations that will help you rekindle the wonder of this season. Honest Advent creates a space for you to encounter the Incarnate Christ in unexpected places: like a pregnancy announcement in an era of political unrest and empirical bloodshed, the morning sickness of a Middle Eastern teenager, and the shocking biology of birth that goes far beyond the sanitized brand of Christmas as we know it today. Through powerful benedictions, prayers, and questions for honest reflection, you'll discover how the wonder of God-with-Us is still happening today: in your unexpected change of plans, your unaccomplished dreams, your overcrowded lodging, and your humble stories of new beginnings. Throughout Honest Advent, Erickson teaches us the valuable lessons he's learned about: Finding hope and light in the darkest winters What it means to embrace the unexpected How God uses everyday vulnerability to help us understand ourselves, and our faith, better If you're looking for something to spark your faith and renew your relationship with the holiday season, Erickson invites you to experience a new way to celebrate this Christmas.
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Say Yes

Honest. Advent. Awakening to the Wonder of Godwith- Us Then, Here, and Now Scott Erickson For those looking for ... more human grit to it and a little less conventional red and green, Honest Advent offers a new kind of devotional.

Author: Scott Erickson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310361923

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Say Yes gives you the mental and spiritual practices you need to enjoy your life again--and bring greater fullness than you could imagine before. "My life doesn't look anything like I wanted it to. How do I even keep going?" When the dreams for our life die, our vision of who we hoped to become often dies too. That's when The Voice of Giving Up appears. Visual artist and spiritual director Scott Erickson has had long midnight conversations with The Voice of Giving Up, and he knows how anxiety and depression make The Voice especially loud. But he's discovered that our darkest moments are sometimes doorways to a deeper, more joy-filled journey of recovering who we are, why we're here, and why the future bursts with possibilities if we are willing to say yes to life's brightest gifts. In Say Yes, Scott helps you learn how to reawaken your deepest desires, disempower your greatest fears, and identify the destructive narratives holding you back. Combined with Scott's beautiful, thought-provoking illustrations, this is a profound exploration of beginning again after: Disappointment at how life is turning out Suspecting we are not prepared or smart enough Losing hope that change is possible and that pain can have a purpose Take the first step to gain the gentle yet powerful tools you need, and say yes to what lies ahead today.
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Low

An Honest Advent Devotional John Pavlovitz. AN HONEST ADVENT DEVOTIONAL --- - o " . o JOHN PAWLOWITZ AN HONEST ADVENT DEVOTIONAL JOHN PAWLOWITZ. Front Cover.

Author: John Pavlovitz

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827221949

Category: Religion

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Amidst the bright lights and wrappings of a sentimentally saturated Christmas season, we tend to forget about the gritty, messy reality of the Advent story as it was experienced 2,000 years ago. In this honest Advent devotional, best-selling progressive Christian author John Pavlovitz reminds us that God came to meet us in the low places of our lives — and that Jesus continues to come low this Advent season. When we plant our feet firmly in the dirt of everyday life, we see Jesus meeting us in the low places: when we live humbly, when we seek forgiveness, in our grief and suffering, when we act on behalf of someone else, when we pray. As we walk the road of Advent, Jesus reminds us the invitation is not to escape this world to an elevated Heaven somewhere else, but to bring Heaven down. “God with us” is Jesus, getting low. Each devotional includes a scripture and Advent reflection on Jesus meeting us on the ground.
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New Proclamation Series B Advent Through Holy Week 1999 2000

The whole psalm calls us to honest advent : we rejoice in the coming of the king who is not the kind of king we might have expected ; the joy of Advent is shadowed , necessarily , by the journey toward Good Friday .

Author: David L. Bartlett

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: 0800642414

Category: Bible

Page: 260

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Rise

With his characteristic unflinching honesty about the human experience, bestselling author John Pavlovitz shows that the promise ... He is the author of LOW: An Honest Advent Devotional, If God is Love, Don't Be a Jerk, A Bigger Table, ...

Author: John Pavlovitz

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827233133

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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In this new Lenten devotional, popular progressive Christian author John Pavlovitz (LOW: An Honest Advent Devotional) once again takes us on a transformative spiritual journey. Like the human experience, the spiritual journey is not a level path. It is about the falling and the rising. We allow our hopes to rise when we are in the middle of the struggle. We wait for the sun to rise, knowing that joy comes in the morning. We rise to our feet after falling to our knees in desperate prayer. We rise when we are knocked from our feet, persistent in this. We rise to meet the coming day, knowing we are held by a Love that will have the last word. RISE is a 40-day journey of elevated hopes and ascending spirits. Each entry includes scripture, a reflection, and a prayer.
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Forty Days on Being a Seven

... undertake himself, which makes him a guide you can trust on the journey to wholeness.” Scott Erickson, author of Honest Advent: Awakening to the Wonder of God Then, Here, and Now ABOUT THE AUTHOR Gideon Yee Shun Tsang is an artist,

Author: Gideon Yee Shun Tsang

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830847556

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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What is it like to be an Enneagram Seven? Gideon Tsang shares how his Enneagram journey has led to personal and spiritual transformation in a series of readings that will enlighten readers who want to understand the world of the Seven more fully. Each reading concludes with an opportunity for further engagement such as a journaling prompt, a written prayer, or a spiritual practice.
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The Newchurchman

We see , therefore , that the honesty or sincerity of the Jews , was no guarantee against their rejecting the Lord in his first advent : why , then , should the honesty or sincerity of professing Christians be a guarantee against their ...

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ISBN: WISC:89077100378

Category: New Jerusalem Church

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The Messiahship of the Lord

How honest am I in my relationship with Jesus ? Each one of us should also ask ourselves the following questions about the Lord of the Second Advent : Has the Lord of the Second Advent come already ? Have I accepted or will I accept the ...

Author: Christian Kita Nseka

Publisher: American Book Publishing

ISBN: 1589825624

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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The Messiahship of the Lord, following the teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in the Divine Principle, will stimulate a meaningful conversation about the existence of the Messiah and his importance in the Second Coming. Theories discussed include the use and importance of miracles, how Satan has usurped the role of the divine in everyday lives, and how people of all faiths can look to the Lord of the Second Advent for redemption. Did Christ rise physically, spiritually, or both? Were his miracles of the physical nature or the spiritual nature? How can we connect with him to go to Heaven? Whether you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or subscribe to any other faith, this book will lead you to a thought-provoking analysis of your beliefs.
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Honest Weight

The advent of the microprocessor in the early '70s made greatly increased reliability possible. Toledo Scale was the first scale company to employ the Intel® MCS-4, using it in its 8200 series retail counter scales.

Author: Bob Terry

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462800211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

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Honest Weight is the 20th century story of Toledo Scale, beginning with their fight in the first decade for weights and measures laws to outlaw dishonest scales. In narrative form, it tells the living history of the company, beginning with the founder after he was dramatically fired by National Cash Register Company. Henry Theobald then started a scale and cash register company to compete with his old boss, the legendary John Patterson of NCR. It’s the story of the inventors, leaders, craftsmen and technical breakthroughs, beginning in the first year of the 20th century up to current times. Included is the story of the innovative sales techniques developed by Theobald that led to tight-fisted merchants being willing to spend four and five times as much for a Toledo “No Springs—Honest Weight” scale than for the scale it replaced. This led to Toledo becoming the best known scale brand in the nation. It includes the story of how a plastic came to be developed for Toledo Scale under the leadership of the company’s second president Hubert Bennett that led him to establish a separate, wholly owned company. This company, Plaskon, became the largest plastic company in the United States for a brief time. It tells of Toledo Scale’s World War II contributions in which the company played a top-secret part in the production of the Norden bombsight and the atomic bomb. The story includes quotations from both retired company executives and current employees. It includes information obtained from an unpublished factual manuscript covering the company’s first 50 years, other company archives and the Toledo Blade. A dozen historical photos are displayed, which include the first DeVilbiss computing scale, a Toledo Cash Register, and a Phinney scale which was the first patented computing scale. A few Phinney scales were manufactured in 1870. Since Toledo Scale couldn’t locate one to prove they were actually manufactured, they lost a huge lawsuit to Dayton Scale that almost broke the company. Also shown is a photo of Norman Bel Geddes’ 1929-30 radical designs of a new factory and plant campus for Toledo Scale, never built due to the depression. The story includes the transition to electronic scales begun by the company’s third president Harris McIntosh. This transition was completed in the final quarter of the century. And finally, the human story that resulted from the evolution of several different ownership’s is told, until just a few years ago, Toledo Scale disappeared as a separate brand and was merged into Mettler-Toledo, Inc.
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The Honest Courtesan

On the advent of this “goodnatured whore" in the dramatic tradition, see Louise George ... Throughout the Ten: rime, Veronica Franco refers to her own name within the context of her argument for individual freedom, honesty, ...

Author: Margaret F. Rosenthal

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226027494

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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The Venetian courtesan has long captured the imagination as a female symbol of sexual license, elegance, beauty, and unruliness. What then to make of the cortigiana onesta—the honest courtesan who recast virtue as intellectual integrity and offered wit and refinement in return for patronage and a place in public life? Veronica Franco (1546-1591) was such a woman, a writer and citizen of Venice, whose published poems and familiar letters offer rich testimony to the complexity of the honest courtesan's position. Margaret F. Rosenthal draws a compelling portrait of Veronica Franco in her cultural social, and economic world. Rosenthal reveals in Franco's writing a passionate support of defenseless women, strong convictions about inequality, and, in the eroticized language of her epistolary verses, the seductive political nature of all poetic contests. It is Veronica Franco's insight into the power conflicts between men and women—and her awareness of the threat she posed to her male contemporaries—that makes her literary works and her dealings with Venetian intellectuals so pertinent today. Combining the resources of biography, history, literary theory, and cultural criticism, this sophisticated interdisciplinary work presents an eloquent and often moving account of one woman's life as an act of self-creation and as a complex response to social forces and cultural conditions. "A book . . . pleasurably redolent of Venice in the 16th-century. Rosenthal gives a vivid sense of a world of salons and coteries, of intricate networks of family and patronage, and of literary exchanges both intellectual and erotic."—Helen Hackett, Times Higher Education Supplement The Honest Courtesan is the basis for the film Dangerous Beauty (1998) directed by Marshall Herskovitz. (The film was re-titled The Honest Courtesan for release in the UK and Europe in 1999.)
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