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
It’s the dog days of summer … really hot in some places, really not in others. We think some light summer reading is in order this month. So … we’re asking you to tell a story. Not just any story, but tell a story of your favorite prank. Maybe you were the prankee. Maybe you were the prankster. Maybe you just heard about the prank from friends. Whatever manner you know about the prank … we’re looking forward to reading the story of the best prank you know about.
Here’s the list of contributors this month:
You Had To Be There by Liz Dyer
Why My Kids Will Never Forget by Glenn Hager
The Date Jesus Will Return by Jeremy Myers
Satan, The Prank That Never Worked by Loveday
Satan’s Prank On Man by Loveday
Thanks to everyone who participated in the June Synchroblog.
Please remember to add the list of links to the end of your post.
This is a great turnout, especially for a summer synchroblog.
I hope you all can take the time to support one another by reading all the posts during the month of June.
This Is Courage by Jen Bradbury
Being Vulnerable by Phil Lancaster
Everyday Bravery: Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong by Jessica
Moving Forward Takes Courage by Paul W. Meier
How to Become a Flasher by Glenn Hager
Ordinary Courage by Elaine Hansen
Courage, Hope, Generosity by Carol Kuniholm
The Courage to Fail by Wendy McCaig
The Greatest Act of Courage by Jeremy Myers
Sharing One’s Heart by K. W. Leslie
All I See Is Rocks by Tim Nichols
I Wonder What Would Happen by Liz Dyer
What is Ordinary Courage? by Jennifer Stahl
Loving Courageously by Doreen A. Mannion
Heart Cry: The Courage to Confess by Elizabeth Chapin
The Act to the Miraculous by VisionHub
the spiritual practice of showing up & telling the truth by Kathy Escobar
It’s What We Teach by Margaret Boelman
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the May 2013 Synchroblog about Being with those in pain.
Here is the link list to add to your post:
Make sure you go around and read everybody’s post, and comment on it if you wish.
What If … ?
When I was young, I loved to play the ‘what if’ game. It went like this: I would imagine an unlikely scenario and present it to my mother to find out what she thought. Since I had an active imagination, I engaged in this til I drove her to distraction and she would declare, “No more ‘what ifs’!!” Now that I’m older, I’ve discovered there is a whole group of people who play the ‘what if’ game. They’re called philosophers!
This month we invite you to play the ‘what if’ game with us. Try to imagine that some or all of the Bible narrative is not necessarily true history, but is myth of one sort or another. What sort of effect would that knowledge have on your faith? What effect might it have on the larger church? How would it change you? Would it change you and how you view the world?
We recognize that this might make some or all of you uncomfortable and while we recognize the struggle involved with that sort of discomfort, please feel free to blog about that fact as well. The ‘what if’ game can involve some prickly feelings and we welcome that as well.
Here are the links for for those participating this month:
hey all, here is the link list for the march synchroblog. i’ll post any latecomers in the morning and so check back to make sure you have the most updated copy. if you can please add to the bottom of your posts, that would be great!
Below you’ll find the link list for this month … but first, a reminder about our stories:
We find a lot of comfort in the story of Christmas, as we should. Advent is that time each year when we slowly make our way through the journey of that wonderful birth so long ago. Very often we, as the larger community of Christ, consider this season from the perspective of expectant waiting. But Advent is about much, much more … it’s about the harbingers of Jesus’ ministry on earth … hope, and love, and joy, and peace. What are your stories of hope, love, joy and peace? How do you remember them and pass them on to your family or your neighbors? Can you see the shadows of Jesus in them? Since it’s Christmas, won’t you please tell us all a story about Advent in your everyday life. Share your story on your blog this month. Post your links in the comment section by 6pm on Tuesday December 11th and a link list will be published on Wednesday December 12th.
A special thanks to Sonnie for answering the Synchroblog survey and inspiring the December synchroblog theme by reminding us that the best posts include people’s stories.
Our contributors for this month are:
Carol Kuniholm writing at Words Half Heard
Jeremy Myers tells us about Santa Clausette
Liz Dyer celebrates Dreams Do Come True
Leah Sophia digs in with Planting Hope
Glen Hager reveals a story of Christmas Surgery
Kathy Escobar wrestles with holiday expectations
Wendy McCaig ponders storytelling in Once Upon A Time
Here is the first round Link List so far for the November Synchroblog on the Spiritual Practice of Gratitude. We will update it tomorrow morning with any additional links that come in and appreciate you adding it to the end of your posts. Thanks for participating!