This Week in Church: Hope, Time, and Quitting

Welcome to the series wherein I share my take-aways from church. The things that, I think, are beneficial to all of us to know or think about, whether or not we believe in any church-related things.

This week in church, we talked about hope.
This Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent, which is the start of the church calendar. So Happy New Year! In this calendar, the year begins with a time of waiting and longing, which is a bit of a downer, but in a kind of nice way, especially since the first Sunday's theme is Hope.

This week we got a reminder that hope is most needed, most salient, most present when things are otherwise pretty dark. Darkness breeds hope - or at least, it can if we let it.

What do you hope for?

This week in church, we talked about time.
Actually, we mainly talked about slowing down. This is a wild time of year, but the more we can slow down and reflect, the more meaning we will find in it (and our lives).

It's hard to find time to be slow, though. Sometimes …

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