"Navigating Liminality"

1 Thessalonians 2 & 3

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We live “between worlds.” We’re citizens of grief’s country, for our Beloved is yet to come in fullness, and there is sadness and evil and worry and death all around. But we’re citizens of hope’s country, too. We declare this citizenship each and every time we turn our eyes, brimming with tears, toward the unknown horizon where we dare to trust that those tears will one day be wiped away (Rev. 21:4). And so here we are in the middle—between grief and hope, absence and presence. It’s been this way from the beginning. 
— Andrea Hollingsworth

"Having the time of your life"

COLOSSIANS 1:24 - 2:5

                                  Virtual church with Andrea Hollingsworth preaching!

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Christianity stays healthy, and we Christians stay healthy, when we’re “having the time of our lives” – that is, when we’re staying attentive to divine time, and to our own placement in it. This is perhaps especially important during times of struggle or suffering. We need to be able to place ourselves well, so we don’t get lost in the push and pull of our fears and sorrows, our longings and graspings.
— Andrea Hollingsworth

"Out of Breath in the Marathon Life"

PHILIPPIANS 3

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What does pressing toward the goal of the “heavenly call of God” look like for women who live their lives in a cloud of physical and mental exhaustion generated from the demands of their multiple and ever-proliferating daily responsibilities?
— Andrea Hollingsworth

"A Trembling Trust"

JOEL 2:1-2, 12-17

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I’ll say it again: The beautiful tragedy of God’s Livingness in our midst is that the encounter with it usually, maybe always, involves some form of undoing. Maybe the “fear and trembling” we’re supposed to have as we work out our salvation and pray for the Day of the Lord just means keeping this basic truth in sight.
— Andrea Hollingsworth