December 2019: The Month Of Expectant Waiting

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December is the month . . .  of expectant waiting . . . the season of Advent. 

Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas, practiced for hundreds of years by the generations of the past.  When you get down to it, Advent, is a way to tell the story of the divine Gift, making sure the story continues on.  Telling the story is part of  the legacy for those of us who live the “with-God”  life.  The story telling begins as the first of five candles are lit around the world.

The first candle is a symbol of Christmas hope in the with-God life. Hope is an invisible but tangible gift from God.

With God, we can be certain there’s always hope.  

Always.

Hope says:  Don’t give up. God is doing infinitely more, far beyond what could ever be thought, prayed, or imagined. Hope echoes the words of the angel announcing Christ’s coming,

 “For nothing will be impossible with God!” (Luke 1:37, NRSV)

We hope you will join us as we light the candle of hope, love, joy, and peace this month at our table.  We will be sharing more in our articles as well as our Think On This podcast and devotion every. single. day.

TableThink’s Advent Focus

Week 1: Christmas Hope

No matter how desperate, how crushing, or how challenging it all becomes . . .  there’s hope . . . there’s an anchor . . . there’s a reason to take a breath and move forward.  Romans 5:5 says this hope . . . Christmas hope . . .  will not lead to disappointment.

Christmas Love

Christmas is the revelation of perfect love. There’s  much more to the celebration of Christ’s coming than what we normally think about,  requiring thought and intention to move into a celebration that is beyond the traditional glitter and gifts . . . it’s about God loving the world through the gift of Christ.

Christmas Joy

C.S. Lewis wrote, “Joy is the serious business of heaven.”

JOY, heaven’s gift, moves past the messiness, pressures, and tragedies of the world.  The thing is . . . I’ve learned heaven’s gift of Christmas joy . . . is part of the faith and hope that moves us through the hard places of life.  

Christmas Peace

Focus on Christmas peace.  Though the world around us is shaken with problems and crisis, we can be assured of the transforming unshakeable peace of God.  We have the opportunity to choose to navigate chaos and crisis through the peace of God, refusing to be personally shaken.

Christmas Light

Christmas Light is beyond comprehension. The Light of the world broke through the darkness. “And the darkness could not comprehend it.” BECAUSE Immanuel, God with us, came to do what no one could do: change the world through love.

Merry Christmas To You

Thank You

As pastors and life-coaches, we engage with people who have let go of the gift of expectant waiting.

There’s always more than what can be seen in what was, what is, and what will be.   Our prayer is that you will not let go but rather hold on to knowing God is the God of more.   In other words, God offers more than you can imagine in and through your life.

TableThink Is Waiting

We are anticipating great days ahead as we continue to get ready to launch  our new website, online community, and more.  We have encountered some obstacles and are delayed until February 2020.  We hope you will join us in praying for what more God has for all of us in this time of waiting.

It’s our mission to invest our time and energy in serving you with  inspiration and innovation to live the best in your exceptional life.

So.

We anticipate more than can be imagined!  

Merry Christmas.   May you know God is with you and doing more than can be imagined–Joshua & Kerrie

Daily Advent Think On This Podcast And Devotional

Thank YouWe are grateful for you.  Thank you for your support.  We continue to rely on our friends and family to spread the word about TableThink as we work towards launching what has been on our heart.

By the way . . .  there’s now more than 49,000 total downloads of the **Think On This podcast.  Thank you!

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**Begin your day with the Think On This podcast and devotion. You can listen to Think On This on our website or on Alexaitunes, and podbean.

TableThink’s Weekly Rhythm, Routine, And Ritual 

  • Routine: A regular and fixed weekly best practice.
  • Rhythm: A sequenced pattern of living.
  • Ritual:  A set apart time and space for meaningful and sacred moments.

Sunday is reserved for soul work. There is value in taking time to be still to know God as well as coming together around the table and sharing life.

Soul work necessitates time alone as well as time with one another.

The thing is . . .  soul work is key to living best . . .  but often is last on the list.

Sunday Soul Work: 

Monday is our day to ramp up and renew an element of living.  We recommend this practice for individuals, couples, and families as well as organizations.  This best practice serves who we are and what we do.

“Monday” Articles:

Tuesday is the day to focus on”Best Practices.”

Wednesday and Thursday will follow the theme of the week and month: Possibilities.

Friday Feature focuses on Your Tribe and TableThink Podcast As the traditional workweek ends, it’s key to get ready to shift into the weekend with inspiration to live the best.

YOUR TRIBE

Anne Miller is TableThink’s columnist for Your Tribe.  Anne is a part of TableThink’s new adventure and is getting ready for more!  Anne takes us home, reminding us  of what really matters.  She invites you to the TableThink tribe . . . and wants you to know it’s . . . Your Tribe.

Anne invites us: “I hope you will feel inspired to connect, reconnect, or get to know someone in your community, realizing it is not about entertaining – holding the attention of – it is about “being” together, sharing life and relationship.”

TABLETHINK PODCAST

We feature table conversations at our table.  We are excited for you to get to know the who takes a seat at our table and think on the interesting, inspiring, and informative discussions.  We grow when we think outside of our personal realm, broadening our perspective with inspiration.  We are working on our faith series and will be releasing a new look with our TableThink podcast. 

TableThink podcast can be found on our website as well as on itunes and podbean.

Saturday features the weekend slow-down. Taking a breath on the weekend, slowing down, and stepping back from the busyness of the week is smart living.   It takes effort and practice to make the weekend slow-down routine a part of life.  The thing is . . . as simple as it sounds . . . weekend slow-down serves our “why.”

One of the obstacles to the weekend slow-down is the lack of awareness of its overall healthy impact on every piece of life.

Thinking  through the things which lead to your best weekend slow-down generates motivation to make it happen. It’s helpful to use the specific elements to create a personalized weekend slow-down menu.

Weekend Articles

Monthly Updates

And . . . Think On This . . . devotional and podcast is released every. single. day. 

You can listen to Think On This on our website or on Alexaitunes, and podbean.

Begin your day with the Think On This podcast and devotion. 

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