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The Well’s Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series: Week 2

Tortilla soup and living water are the features of Week 2 of the Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series. When Jesus asks us for something, it’s often because he wants to give us something better. What is “the drink” he’s asking from you?

Recovering the Lost Art of Visiting

When you think of the Visitation between Mary and Elizabeth, what thoughts come to mind? Nannet Horton shares a perspective you might just find new and refreshing. Here’s a teaser: ” … In the course of a conversation on people having coffee, she said, “You Americans are so funny! When you say, “Let’s have coffee,” it is an event. You take out your schedules and look for a common free time, agree to meet, and write it into your schedule. At the appointed time, you drop everything and sit down with the person you are having coffee, talk for a while and then leave. In my country, having coffee is part of life. We go to a neighbor’s or friend’s house or they come over, have coffee and the hostess continues to do her work or chores while her visitor moves along with her as naturally as she were in her own home.” Her words stayed with me because her observation of how we do coffee was accurate …” Continue on to read the full post about the lost art of visiting.

The Well’s Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series: Week 1

Join The Well this Lent as we share a simple idea for making Lenten Fridays something different from ordinary Fridays. Each week we will post a simple meatless soup recipe accompanied by a question for you to reflect on while cooking. We will also post a family discussion question to get your family sharing about faith over dinner. Recipes and questions will be posted on Monday to give you plenty of time to prepare for Friday! During this first full week of Lent, we share a recipe for broccoli cheese soup.

Bearing the Light

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light,” Isaiah 9:2, Matthew 4:16. Just as those words of Isaiah are echoed in Matthew’s gospel, so too have these words been echoing in Mary Conway’s heart of late. Sometimes it is just so dark. Do you feel it? Have you found yourself walking in darkness? In her latest blogpost for The Well, Mary offers words of living hope that it was the ones waiting in the darkness who saw Him first.

Be Like A Child Once Again

“We really do at the core of us have a young child within and when we meet each other at that level, with the united heart of one child reaching out to the other’s child, we simply live out peace much better in our daily lives.” Heidi Lepper Barrett shares another post in her column for The Well.

Come to the Table

New at the blog: “Though we can respond to His invitation with but a fraction of what He deserves, every moment we spend time with Him, no doubt, He is wholly pleased.” Bonnie Shaw invites us to just come.

Intentional Loving

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In her latest post for The Well, Dr. Heidi Lepper Barrett builds upon previous blogposts to continue encouraging happy, healthy, whole and holy lives.

Mugs and Mercy

In her latest blogpost, Mary Conway brightly weaves together a summer art class, a dusty box of mugs, and the Parable of the Talents. Oh, and you really must check out the story behind her “merciful” mug. Read on!

The Holy Spirit’s Symphony

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“There are infinite ways in which the Holy Spirit gently guides our hearts to take action, but like any good musician, when we learn to practice reading the music of our own symphonies … we become more equipped to recognize and carry out His direction.”

Please welcome Sonya Mack, our newest writer here at The Well. In her first blogpost for us, Sonya draws parallels between a beautiful symphony and the work of the Holy Spirit within each of us.