Sojourner Kathryn M. Kircher

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PARABLES OF THE EUCALYPTUS: AN EXPERIENTIAL STAY-AT-HOME RETREAT GUIDE

This self-guided retreat can be used by individuals or groups who want to explore and deepen your relationship with God without having to leave home.

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Kathryn M. Kircher

Sojourner (n.)- a person who resides temporarily in a place.Yep, that’s me! My job has kept me on the move through the years. For more than a decade my husband and I were based in Asia, but these days my haven and jumping-off point is in the state of Indiana, USA. I’m a Jesus-follower, which would make me a sojourner anyway, right? After all, Peter calls us “sojourners and exiles.”My other monikers include wife, mom, grandmother (“Grammie” if you please!), writer, lover of beauty, bird-watcher, and teacher.Thanks for joining me on my journey!

“…You are dearly loved! I urge you from within this place of our joint oneness to remain like sojourners and strangers to the subtleties of a world-system that is foreign to your design. Avoid any influence that does not resonate with your innocence.”

— I Peter 2:11 (MIRROR TRANSLATION)

Sojourner (n.)—a person who resides temporarily in a place

THE SOJOURNER BLOG

Travel with me to the far away places of the soul. Let’s explore creation and the love of God together.

Shavuot Surprise*
MAY 29, 2023

It’s Shavuot, our Feast of Weeks! Seven days of feasting to celebrate our wheat harvest! We’re also remembering the day Adonai gave Moses our Torah on Mount Sinai: a day to remember the covenant we Jews have with our God.

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an excerpt from Parables of the eucalyptus

Jesus still speaks to us in parables that unfold when we look at His marvelous creation. The characteristics of what He has designed can speak volumes about who He is and who we are in His world. The eucalyptus is one of those fascinating creations with lots of parables to tell us. Within its characteristics are stories about the attributes of our Heavenly Papa, as well as qualities that He is working into your life and mine.Despite the fact that eucalyptus have a fairly narrow home range, they have been cultivated on every continent except Antarctica. Here is our first parable: the eucalyptus can be compared to God's kingdom, which started with just one nation--Israel--and now has spread to people, nations, tribes and tongues all over the world!

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Kathryn M Kircher as a contributing author

A PLACE OF BEAUTY: A 21-DAY DEVOTIOnAL FOR ARTISTS (CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR)

Artists and pastors from around the world reflect on the timeless truths of Scripture that will call you forward to define success by one thing—following Jesus. You will be reminded that you are the beloved of God and part of His communion of artistic saints.

NOT COINCIDENTALLY: STOrIES OF DIVINE INTERVENTION
(CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR)

Kathryn M. Kircher is a contributing author in this curated collection of "God moment" stories speaks of protection in dangerous situations, provision of resources, meeting just the right person to help in a time of need, and more. These moments reveal that God is intimately aware of--and responsive to--not only our physical circumstances, but also the thoughts and intents of our hearts.

YOUR BREATH, OUR TEARS: LAMENTS FOR THE TWENTY FIRST-CENTURY (CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR)

It is not agnostics who write laments. It is not atheists defending their unbelief. Rather, it is the people who have seen the burning bush and have taken off their shoes--who have intimately experienced connection to Almighty God. This curated collection of laments comes from more than thirty authors, all of whom have experienced God intimately and keep holding on to Him in the silence and the sorrow.

ATTRIBUTIONS

Peterson, Kathleen. Mary, Martha and Jesus, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56572 [retrieved June 6, 2023]. Original source: Kathleen Peterson, https://www.kathleenpetersonart.com.

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