You’ll meet John’s childhood friend, Mary’s mother Anna, Joseph who is ready to flee, a shepherd who holds her post, and even a story from the Star herself.
The stories are wonderful. Each one brings richness and depth to the human spiritual journey in the season of Advent.
Enjoy reading the stories then reflect on them with questions, prayer and art prompts and an Advent spiritual practice.
Starlight Stories & Email Retreat Series
Delivered to your email inbox.
Retreat on your own time.
Receive your Welcome Email & First Story
on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019.
Four more Email Stories & Retreats on:
November 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21.
- Set aside a time once a week for your retreat, or work on one question every day.
- Use some of the retreat suggestions in addition to your regular daily practice.
- Use in your Advent worship. All contributors give permission to use their story freely.
- Use ideas from the Advent series for meetings, retreats or wellness gatherings.
“I knew John when we were Children…
I am an old woman now… and I lived to see Jesus
… always coming,
always calling us deeper into the realm of God,
a way opening by the mystery of fire and spirit.”
“I’m still thinking about this in the middle of the night. The nights are the worst time. Anyway, I must have dozed off …”
“I come to you tonight in joy — my first grandchild has been born! A boy. They’ve called him Jesus. Being a grandmother has … how can I tell you … it has completely turned my world inside out.”
“My name is Rachel Zipporah. With a name like this how could I not be the one my family chose to look after the sheep when I was nine years old… We had a good-sized flock of droopy-eared sheep. I loved them all.”
“It’s a big role I’m to play. Not quite the biggest act of the story that is to unfold, but certainly one of the more visually spectacular… What if I can’t do it? What if I forget my cue, what if I get stage fright and stop in the wrong place?”
Holy Week Email Series$15.00 Add to cart
Spirituality of Aging: Small Group Study$29.00 Add to cart
Be Longing: Advent Small Group Study$29.00 Add to cart
Interfaith: Being Love in the World$29.00 Add to cart
Living Nativity [Advent Small Group Study]$29.00 Add to cart
StoryTellers Small Group Study Resource$29.00 Add to cart
Being in Community
$29.00Add to cart
Small Group Study: Praying the News ( with Advent Guide)
$29.00Add to cart
Small Group or Individual Study: Life, Death & After$29.00 Add to cart