I Stand at the Door: Second Sunday of Advent

Enjoy the Sabbath day today by connecting with your God, your self, your loved ones, or your neighbor.  Find a way to deepen relationships as you create some space for worship, rest and play today! If you are local to the Olathe area, we would love to have you worship with us at Heritage at…

Tell me Your Hurts: I Stand at the Door, Day 7

Talk with me about your hurts.  Think of your life as a novel you’ve been writing through all your choices and responses.  You’ve been weaving all the events of your life together to shape it into a narrative which gives your life meaning.  Some chapters of this personal novel may hold painful memories, old hurts…

Converse with Me: I Stand at the Door, Day 6

Tell me about yourself.  Everything.  Tell me who you really are.  I’d like to hear about all the good things you’ve experienced, the things that have given you the greatest joy in life, and all that makes your life exciting. I have always taken delight in my followers sharing with me their joys and successes….

Attend to the Center: I Stand at the Door, Day 5

In order that you do not miss my word, I want you to designate a special time each day when you quiet your mind, turn your attention toward the center of your consciousness, and listen.  Listen through the thoughts that flood into your mind.  Listen through the static, through the distractions, through flights of fantasy…

Attend to My Love: I Stand at the Door, Day 4

You will be surprised also that I do not condemn you.  I bring you love that you have never before experienced – unconditional, unmerited, unending. Knowing my love for you, you must not be afraid to listen to me.  My people have been deaf; they keep turning away, letting my words be lost in the…

Attend to Me: I Stand at the Door, Day 3

Give me your attention. Nurture the faint awareness that you have already felt.  I am indeed alive and nearer to your consciousness than you’ve ever dared believe. Open yourself to the persuasion of my presence.  I continue to come to you, to engage you at a deeper and deeper level of your awareness.  Let yourself…

Listen to Me: I Stand at the Door, Day 2

Ben Johnson’s book, I Stand at the Door, is written in the first person.  The voice is the one who comes knocking on our door – the one for whose birth we await.  Listen to these words, imagining they are Christ’s words to you and me and the church in our time. “Behold, I stand at…

I Stand at the Door – First Sunday of Advent

Today we begin.  We enter the season of expectation and waiting on this the first Sunday of Advent.  Our theme at Heritage this Advent is “Open the Door” and our theme scripture comes from Revelation 3:20 – “Listen! I stand at the door and knock; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will…

Preparation

It was a week ago now that we were entering a beautiful fall day in Kansas, filled with sunny blue skies and temperatures in the 60’s.  Twenty-four hours later, we would be busily preparing for a real-life-national-weather service-dubbed blizzard.  Only in Kansas.  Where there is no place like home. The day of Blizzard 2018 for…

Season of Prayer – Day Forty

Malachi 3:8-18 8 Should a person deceive God? Yet you deceive me. But you say, “How have we deceived you?” With your tenth-part gifts and offerings. 9 You are being cursed with a curse, and you, the entire nation, are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tenth-part to the storage house so there might be…

Season of Prayer – Day Thirty-nine

1 Peter 5:1-11 1    Therefore, I have a request for the elders among you. (I ask this as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings, and as one who shares in the glory that is about to be revealed.) I urge the elders:  2  Like shepherds, tend the flock of God among…

Season of Prayer – Day Thirty-eight

Matthew 6:19-24 19    “Stop collecting treasures for your own benefit on earth, where moth and rust eat them and where thieves break in and steal them.  20  Instead, collect treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moth and rust don’t eat them and where thieves don’t break in and steal them.  21  Where your treasure…