"Too good to be true." When have you ever had that experience? What tipped you off?
"Greetings, favored one!" What do you think it was about Mary that made the Angel approach her and not the thousands...
If you are a parent or an aunt/uncle, have you ever had your heart pierced over the promise and challenge of the children in your life? What kept you going?
Mary is often pictured as this calm, somewhat passive, subservient...
Revelation 5:11-13 Ruth 4:13-22
Of which ancestors are you very proud? Of whom were you embarrassed? What would you like to be known for?
Why do the women regard Ruth as "better than seven sons"? Why is this...
"Spaces become places when they are inhabited with stories."--Philip Sheldrake. Do you have any sacred places in your life? Places where you look back on as holy ground where God met you?
In the story in...
1. On a scale of 1-10, would you call yourself a rule follower (1=know every rule, and try to keep others in line as well!) or more of a rule breaker (10=don’t bother with them, or with people who care about them)...