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Worship Fully

When worship surprises you…

This Advent, how might worship surprise you? How might you expect to be surprised, and thus worship differently? Rev. Abby King-Kaiser is the Senior Assistant Director for Ecumenical and Multifaith Ministry in the CFJ. She is a mother of two... Continue Reading →

When in Rome…

Reflections on worshipping fully this advent Ese Obrimah is a junior from Lagos, Nigeria, currently serving on the Common Ground Team and as the president of the African Students Association.

The Year of Mercy

One of the things I love about the Advent and Christmas season is the music.  How can one ever tire of hearing the ancient tune “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” or the many jubilant hymns such as “Joy to the... Continue Reading →

Advent Challenge to Worship Fully

“Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” If you’ve ever been to a Catholic Mass, those words sound all too familiar.  They are the words the priest or deacon says to dismiss the congregation right before the closing... Continue Reading →

The Secret Recipe to Let This Advent Be Big

About a week ago I got so excited and uncontrollably started to bullet point what I want for Christmas, searching on Amazon deals...the whole sha-bang! It began on a little sticky note, and has grown onto this very detailed Word... Continue Reading →

Worship Fully: Body, Mind and Spirit

To worship fully means to fully use my being (body, mind, and spirit) in order to worship. To worship fully, I must use my body. I worship fully when my hands and feet act upon what my ears hear at... Continue Reading →

Worship Fully- In spirit and truth

“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” -John 4:24 Worshipping is the act of showing reverence towards God. One of the Hebrew words for worship is Shachah; when translated into English means to... Continue Reading →

Recognizing the Daily Divine

“My soul magnifies the Lord.” The simplistic beauty of this phrase astounds me every time I read it. As the Christmas season begins, it is easy to fall into an annual, monotonous routine: read the Nativity stories, sing  “The First... Continue Reading →

Silent Adoration

"In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host.”  ~ Pope Benedict XVI The room was perfectly still and silent.  Our teacher said he... Continue Reading →

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