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Resurrection Testimony Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2018/04/04/nancy-knol-resurrection-testimony/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Resurrection , Death , New Life , Hope Source: The Twelve Jennifer L. Holberg offers the words of Nancy J. Knol who reflects on resurrection and 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 in the aftermath of her son dying from childhood cancer. Becoming a Burden Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2004/04/16/becoming-a-burden/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Friendship , Grief , Hospitality , Community Source: Reformed Journal Confronting her limitations and weaknesses, Jennifer L. Holberg describes her experience in resisting and accepting help from the Christian community after receiving a burden of grief in this article on 2 Corinthians 12:14. Resisting Christmas Devotional by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2016/12/07/resisting-christmas/ Devotional by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Christmas , Holiday , Busyness Source: The Twelve Jennifer Holberg notes that every year, the busyness of Christmas is lamented, but a Merry Christmas is not dependent on any of that. We need to slow down to receive the savior. Lucky 13 Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2012/05/01/lucky-13/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Disciple , Calling , Holy Spirit Source: Reformed Journal In this reflection about Matthias, Jennifer Holberg sees Mattias as a sort of an “everyone” apostle. He was a witness, ready to serve at the Spirit’s call. May the same be said of us. Tearing Off the Roof Sermon Illustration by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2016/11/16/tearing-off-the-roof/ Sermon Illustration by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Healing , Care Source: The Twelve Jennifer L. Holberg reflects on her experience of being cared for after injury, surgery, and her new perspective on—and perspective on—the story of Jesus healing the paralytic in Mark 2:1-12. Scenes of Miracle Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2011/08/01/scenes-of-miracle/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Jesus , Miracle , God's Presence , Providence Source: Reformed Journal Reflecting on the interaction between Jesus and Martha in Luke 10:38-42, this article by Jennifer L. Holberg warns us of becoming so familiar with God that we forget the miracle of God's presence and providence. The Tempests and Agitations of the World Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/04/24/the-tempests-and-agitations-of-the-world/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: John Calvin , Poetry , Hope Source: The Twelve Jennifer L. Holberg connects Psalm 93 and Calvin's commentary on it with a Mary Oliver poem titled "Lines Written in the Days of Growing Darkness," each of which looks for beauty in the midst of difficulty. For JRB Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2005/08/01/for-jrb/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Friendship , Death , Hope , Providence Source: Reformed Journal Jennifer Holberg's friend -- a woman she only identifies as JRB -- is dying of cancer. That experience prompts Holberg to meditate on a number of subjects in this evocative essay, including friendship, providence, and hope. Navigating Eastertide: A Better Resurrection Poetry by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2017/04/26/navigating-eastertide/ Poetry by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Resurrection , Christina Rossetti , Life , Renewal Source: The Twelve Jennifer L. Holberg discusses the season of Easter with a poem by Christina Rossetti called "A Better Resurrection." This poem describes the deadness of life that can rise again through Jesus' resurrection. In Defense of Extravagance Sermon Illustration by Jennifer L Holberg https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2009/11/01/in-defense-of-extravagance/ Sermon Illustration by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Hospitality , Generosity , Grace , God's Love Source: Reformed Journal Jennifer Holberg reflects on the life of Margot Coker, her mother, and the spirit of celebration and extravagance. They are undeniable witnesses to the heart of the gospel: God’s lavish gesture of love and extravagant grace. Evening Prayers by Jane Austen Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2017/07/19/prayers-at-200/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Forgiveness , Prayer , Jane Austen , Conscience Source: The Twelve A blog post by Jennifer L. Holberg that includes three evening prayers written by Jane Austen. Austen's prayers emphasize the need for a sensitive conscience, fortitude to recognize and resist sin, and gratitude for God's mercy. This Space Intentionally Left Blank Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2017/08/16/this-space-intentionally-left-blank/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Words , Listening to God , Love your neighbor Source: The Twelve "Let those who have ears hear." Jennifer L. Holberg affirms the need to create space for listening and encourages readers to attend to a different voice. “And Also With You”: Finding the Way to Liturgy Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2003/10/16/and-also-with-you-finding-the-way-to-liturgy/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Peace , Liturgy , Language , Worship Source: Reformed Journal In this article, Jennifer Holberg reflects on liturgy. Holberg suggests that the prescribed language of liturgy helps us articulate and express things that are challenging to articulate, things we typically don't say in our everyday lives. On Not Speaking for God Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2017/09/13/5708/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Faith , Mysticism , God's Presence Source: The Twelve In this article, Jennifer L. Holberg presents Denise Levertov's poem, "The Tide." Presenting the presence of God through apophatic theology, "The Tide" describes the "ebb and flow" of faith amidst the negation of God's absence. Instruction in Joy Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2017/12/27/instruction-in-joy/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Joy , John Calvin , Poetry , Gratitude Source: The Twelve A blog post by Jennifer L. Holberg about the good of acknowledging and celebrating the things that give us joy, even small, everyday things. Holberg illustrates with a story from work and a Mary Oliver poem. Significant Soil Sermon Starter/Outline by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/05/23/significant-soil/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Work , Samaritans Source: The Twelve Jennifer L. Holdberg reflects on both the Good Samaritan and Mary and Martha in Luke 10, offering that our work for God is meaningless if not done in grateful response to Jesus' presence in our lives. Barefoot Teaching Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2015/12/31/barefoot-teaching/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Writing , Teaching , Youth , Holiness Source: Reformed Journal A college professor writes of the profound joy of educating millennials. Using Browning's poem, she calls for a generation who knows they are standing on holy ground. Like a Rock Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2018/03/07/like-a-rock/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Poetry , Sheep , Shepherd , Jesus Source: The Twelve This essay introduces two poems for Lent and Easter. One is about our need for salvation and the other is about our response to Good Friday and Jesus' death and resurrection. Lessons from Dante Article by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/05/20/final-exams-or-a-few-things-i-learned-from-dante/ Article by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Fear , Love , Peace , Light Source: The Twelve Jennifer Holberg reflects on what she has learned from teaching the entire "Divine Comedy" by Dante: encouragement not to fear, the bountiful love of God, and the peace of resting in God's will. Legacy Poetry by Jennifer L Holberg https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2016/01/13/3204/ Poetry by Jennifer L Holberg Topics: Resurrection , Death , Memory Source: The Twelve Jennifer Holberg introduces the poem "No Going Back" by Wendell Berry, on how the legacy of loved ones who have died lives on in us.