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Holiday Break

8 Dec

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The synchroblog team has decided to take a break in December this year.

We are grateful for everyone who continues to participate in the synchroblog and are committed to another great year in 2015.

We hope you have a very merry and bright holiday season and that the coming year is filled with many blessings for you and your friends and family!

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Link List – December Synchroblog – Jesus Came: Did You Get What You Expected?

28 Dec

Here’s the list of links for this month’s synchroblog.  Please remember to put the list of links at the end of your post if you are one of the contributors.

Glenn Hager – Underwear For Christmas

Jeremy Myers – The Unexpected Gift From Jesus

Tammy Carter  – Unstuck

Jeff Goins – The Day After Christmas: A Lament

Wendy McCaig – Unwanted Gifts: You Can Run But You Can Not Hide

Christine Sine – The Wait Is Over – What Did I Get?

Maria Kettleson Anderson – Following The Baby We Just Celebrated 

Leah – Still Waiting For Redemption

Kathy Escobar – Pain Relief Not Pain Removal

Ellen Haroutunian – Jesus Came.  Did you get what you expected?

Carol Kuniholm – What the Magi Found

Sally – Unexpected

December Synchroblog – Jesus Came: Did You Get What You Expected?

11 Dec

Christmas Day has come and gone, even the after Christmas sales are far more exciting for some than the birth of Christ.  But did any of us really get what we expected?  This long anticipated season, celebrating the birth of Christ our Savior  often comes with unexpected consequences.  The gifts never quite meet everyone’s expectations and leave behind mountains of wrapping paper and ribbon that will add yet more indestructible rubbish to the landfills. And Jesus doesn’t always give us what we expect either. We welcome him as a cute little baby but if we continue to journey with him, we soon realize that he wants to turn our world upside down. A child born in a stable is much easier to cope with than a revolutionary leader. This month’s synchroblog is centered around the unexpected consequences of our journey with Jesus. Where has it led us that we never anticipated? In what ways has it really turned our world upside down?

Coming down from Christmas always leaves us in a little bit of a fugue state.  Let us know your thoughts and perspectives on this with links to your blog in the comments below.  Please get them in by 7 pm (EST) on Tuesday, December 27, 2011.

As always, the breadth and depth of perspective here will be one more gift for all of us to open.

Advent Synchroblog – Link List Part One

26 Nov

Each year blogger, author, gardener, and missional proponent Christine Sine does an Advent series at her blog in which she invites guest bloggers to write from their perspective on Advent for her blog, Godspace. Every year these posts are some of the best the internet has to offer on the season and our shared faith.

This year Christine has kindly offered to team with Synchroblog and will be using some of our posts as her guest series. To that end, we thought it would be a good idea to have a quick event at the beginning of November (Calling Us Out of Numbness), so that we can have an Advent event in late November and then a post Christmas event in late December.

Here are the first of those links … please add them to your posts.

Advent Synchroblog – Jesus Is Coming: What Do You Expect?

8 Nov

Each year blogger, author, gardener, and missional proponent Christine Sine does an Advent series at her blog in which she invites guest bloggers to write from their perspective on Advent for her blog, Godspace.  Every year these posts are some of the best the internet has to offer on the season and our shared faith.

This year Christine has kindly offered to team with Synchroblog and will be using some of our posts as her guest series.  To that end, we thought it would be a good idea to have a quick event at the beginning of November (Calling Us Out of Numbness), so that we can have an Advent event in late November and then a post Christmas event in late December.

To begin Advent we are exploring ideas that are encompassed in “Jesus Is Coming: What Do You Expect?” — Christmas is probably the most widely celebrated Christian festival in the world.  Incredibly, the birth of a tiny baby two thousand years ago in an obscure village in Palestine still has the power to impact and transform lives.  Unfortunately it is also the most commercialized event on our calendars and even for many Christians is fast losing its religious significance. So what are we really expecting this Advent and Christmas season? Are we just waiting for a baby born in a stable or are we expecting a Saviour who will transform the world? This month’s synchroblog is centered around our expectations for the Advent and Christmas season. What are we expecting? How will it impact our lives and our faith?

This synchroblog will vary a little bit from our ordinary pattern.  We will be taking submissions for a week beginning Wednesday, November 23 and ending Wednesday, November 30 at 6 pm PST (9 pm for EST folks).

Please list your links, as usual, in the comments below and we will add them to the link compilation document on a daily basis.   We’ll finish the round with a grand tour post on December 1.

You may submit as many times as you like and this might be a great place for a short series.  However, you will need to balance that desire with Christine’s need to open her Advent Series to as many authors as possible.

Please enjoy this round and we are looking forward to reading the many different perspectives that Synchrobloggers have come to offer!

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