More on Jesse Trees

November 15, 2008

A follow-up to my previous compilation of Jesse Tree resources.

I was going through the comments at Simple Mom – a site I linked in my previous post on Jesse Trees.  There are 40+ comments on the Jesse Tree post with a lot of great ideas there about Jesse Trees and family Advent traditions.

One comment in particular caught my eye.  A family was having trouble finding a Jesse Tree devotional that was well suited to their children, so they wrote their own devotionals and blogged it.

You can find the blog and the daily Jesse Tree readings / devotionals here:  Our Jesse Tree

It’s really fun to see how blogging leads to sharing resources and ideas.  I love it!

Luke 16:10-13

November 15, 2008

“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.” (Luke 16:10)
      Jesus, please help us to be faithful in the daily round of small things: prayer, service, honesty, fidelity, work, so that we can grow into greater faithfulness.

“Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?” (Luke 16:11)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize and repent of the small compromises with integrity that lead to greater sins.

“And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?” (Luke 16:12)
      Father, please help us answer your call to daily be faithful stewards of what has been placed in our care.

“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:13)
      LORD, we are deeply conflicted in the Episcopal Church, for we try to serve the goals of the world and you as well; and it isn’t working. Please lead us out of this double-mindedness. Thank you.

A word received: Pray that my people will desire my righteousness.

Saturday: 136; Joel 3:9-17; James 2:1-13; Luke 16:10-17(18 )
Sunday: 19, 46; Habakkuk 1:1-4(5-11)12-2:1; Phil. 3:13-4:1; Matthew 23:13-24

      Notes from the Front Line

Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford
Subject: FYI: Welcome Home Initiative (WHI) update
      God morrow to those praying for the Welcome Home Initiative (WHI) I just wanted to update you on my Dec 5th military visit to Washington… this just in from Chaplain (Col) Jim see below.
      Keep praying people… God really is up to something here… thanks be to God… Healing services for the military… never heard of that before… God is so good…. Keep praying….

      Just a quick update. I spoke with the Air Force Chief of Chaplains CH (MG) Richardson last evening at dinner and we spoke about healing. He was very excited about the possibilities of conducting healing services in AF chapels. I have send his executive officer, CH Glass the information about the healing conference and our time with Nigel on Friday.
God is at work! Jim, Chaplain (Colonel) James J. Puchy

Albany Intercessor

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