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!


33 Responses to “December 2013 Synchroblog – Coming Home / Tuesday December 17th”

  1. Christine Sine December 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    I am so looking forward to seeing what people write about Coming Home. We already have some wonderful posts on the theme at Godspace. Here is my contribution for this synchroblog

  2. Jeremy Myers December 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    My post will be here:

    It Sounds like Christmas –

  3. Nathan Kitchen December 17, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    Hi – my first synchroblog is here:

    I’m fascinated – can’t wait to see everyone’s posts : )

  4. Michelle December 17, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Here is the link to my post:

  5. Mallory Pickering December 17, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    I’m Kind of Homesick-

  6. Bobi Ann Allen December 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

  7. J A Carter December 17, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Here is minet:

    Going Home –

    • J A Carter December 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

      Well, actually it’s just “mine.” 😉

  8. Glenn December 17, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    ANd here it is.

  9. Marta Layton December 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    Because I’m a geek, “coming home” calls Sherlock to mind. So here’s a brief meditation on whether we can ever return to the homes of our pasts. I hope it suits.

  10. Peggy December 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    It’s a Christmas miracle! I got it done….

  11. Amy Hetland December 17, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Coming Home:

  12. Carol Kuniholm December 17, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Advent Three: Redefining Home. I look forward to seeing other posts.

  13. Bobi Ann December 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    Coming Home:

  14. Liz December 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    Here’s mine:

    Advent 2013: The Way Home

  15. harrietlong December 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    The Body & The Sacred – Coming Home

  16. Edwin Pastor FedEx Aldrich December 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm #
    Here is my contribution. Who I Was Made to Be.

  17. EmKay Anderson December 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    I posted my link but it seems to have disappeared. Here it is again:

  18. Anita December 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    Here’s my link, At Home in the Kingdom of God,

  19. Jennifer Clark Tinker December 17, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    Here’s my contribution: My Itinerant Home

  20. leah sophia (@suntreeriver) December 18, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    our electric has been down all day, so I didn’t finish writing or get to post my blog; after multiple phone calls, it’s finally back on, and I’ll post in the morning. Peace, Leah

  21. Loveday via Visionhub December 18, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Home is Where The Heart Belongs

  22. Sarah Quezada (@SarahQuezada) December 19, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    I’m a couple days late, but I hope I can still join in. Here’s my link on Coming Home with Tamales in Tow:


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