January 2014 Synchroblog: New Beginnings

8 Jan

With the new year comes the craving for change and growth. It’s that time of year when people are making resolutions, choosing their one word for the coming year and dreaming about how they will leave their mark in 2014.

It’s a time of New Beginnings.
Our theme for the January synchroblog is “New Beginnings”
It’s wide open but here are some prompts to get the creative juices flowing:

New Year Resolutions
A One Word theme for the year
A story about a new beginning
Starting something new
Dreaming about the future
Second chances
Starting over/anew
Change/Transformation
New Beginnings and Christianity
A bible story about a New Beginning
New Beginning for the church or christianity
We hope you will join the January synchroblog and share your thoughts about New Beginnings.
Please post the link to your blog post in the comments below by Tuesday, January 21 and we will get the list of contributions posted on Wednesday, January 22.

Link List for December 2013 Synchroblog – Coming Home

17 Dec

here are the links of other bloggers writing this month on “coming home”.  add it to the bottom of your posts if you can and check back in the morning to see if there are any additions.  thank you all for contributions!

other bloggers writing so far about “coming home” this advent:

December 2013 Synchroblog – Coming Home / Tuesday December 17th

2 Dec

all of life is coming home

The Kingdom of God and Home. These words together are an interesting combination.

Frederick Buechner writes, “The Kingdom of God is where our best dreams come from and our truest prayers. We glimpse it at those moments when we find ourselves better than we are and wiser than we know. We catch sight of it when at some moment of crisis a strength seems to come to us that is greater than our own strength. The Kingdom of God is where we belong. It is home, and whether we realize it or not, I think we are all of us homesick for it.”

For December we thought it would be fun to join in with Christine Sine’s annual Advent synchroblog and center our December topic on the idea of “Coming Home” and how it relates to this season of advent leading up to Christmas. What does Coming Home mean to you this season? Is it practical, spiritual, emotional? What does “home” look like or feel like in the kingdom of God? Do you have a “coming home” story that you’d love to tell?

Share it on your blog on Tuesday December 17th 2013. and then put your link here in the comments section. Christine Sine’s Synchroblog will be running all of December, but we’ll still stick with our same date. We’ll post a link list on Wednesday morning December 18th, and Christine will link to it, too.

All are welcome, the more the merrier!

Link List – November 2013 Synchroblog

21 Nov

Tell-Your-Story
Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s synchroblog!

Here’s the list of links for the November synchroblog.  Be sure and add this list to the end of your post.

November Synchroblog Invitation – Faith Stories

7 Nov

Tell-Your-Story

It’s November and all over Facebook folks are practicing 30 days of thankfulness.  The last thing you want to do is yet another blog post on gratitude.  It all gets a little bit overwhelming this time of year.  Soooo … the Synchroblog team thought we could do something a little different.  We (with the help of Sonnie Swenston-Forbes) thought it might be a good time for a story.  And not just any story, but a story about your faith journey.  How did you get to where you are now?  What life experiences influenced your place?  How have your beliefs changed as a result of your own evolving story?   Those are just some questions to get you thinking … it’s your story and we can’t wait to read it!

As always, please post the link to your blog post in the comments below by Tuesday, November 19 and I’ll get the list posted on Wednesday.

October Synchroblog Link List – What is Social Justice, Really?

22 Oct

hey all, here is the link list for this month’s synchroblog so far.  if there are any additions, i will update it in the morning, so take a look then to make sure you didn’t miss any.  thanks for posting it at the end of your post so that readers can easily access them all.  remember, too, how great it is to get comments ;)  - thanks for al the great perspectives!  - kathy

October Synchroblog – What is Social Justice, Really?

10 Oct

injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

Social Justice.

This word is getting tossed around a lot these days in many circles, especially in light of so many hot topics related to justice and equality happening around the world today. It means so many different things to different people.  What does it mean to you? Why is it important as a person of faith?  How are you seeing justice lived out in your context?  What’s a story of what justice looks like in real life?

For October’s Synchroblog, we would love to hear different perspectives on Social Justice.  Post your post by Tuesday evening October 22nd at 8pm and share your link in the comments section below, so it can be included in the link list.  Thanks, too, for including the link list at the end of your post.

Please feel free to pass on to others who might also want to participate.  All are welcome!

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