Sometimes the title of a blog or the headline of an editorial catches your eye. Sometimes it’s the caption under a picture or the brilliance of 140 tweeted characters that prompts you to click through to read more. Arguably, those moments of piqued interest are pure marketing, but I believe that the Spirit knows a little something about nabbing our attention as well — taking hold of our ears, surprising our gazes, interrupting our routines with something out of the ordinary.
From across our RGBP network, here is a festival of stories, songs, silliness, and surprises of the Spirit meeting us in unexpected and unordinary moments:
+ Never have I ever seen the conversation on discerning a call to ministry expressed in video through singing puppets! Sister Sarah shares “Do You Wanna Be A Sister?”
+ Startling recommendations for a plugged-in world: Don’t check Facebook, don’t answer the phone on your Sabbath day, and other great suggestions.
+ Amy Hanson uses the surprising image of a cozy electric blanket to highlight what the Spirit is … or rather, isn’t. Check out her sermon from this past Sunday.
+ Discovering and wandering our way through the ordinary, sometimes the extraordinary is this reminder: “There is no small thing.”
+ The inherent weirdness of Christianity (if/when we choose to embody faith that way), “because normal isn’t working.”
+ And when all feels uncertain and unfamiliar, that question we often pose to the Spirit: “Where are we headed?”
How have you been surprised by the Spirit — in your own life recently, and/or as you’ve read your colleagues’ blogs this past week? Add a comment, share a link, celebrate the extraordinary movements of the Spirit!