Advent message from SSJE

I really like the brothers at SSJE.

I’ve been a member of the Fellowship of SSJE for years. Their Rule has long had a strong influence in my life for over a decade.

Here’s a portion of a devotional thought I just received in my inbox:

…Advent is quite countercultural to the maelstrom of activity, shopping, and festivity that so easily consumes the month of December.

Make some space to watch and wait for Christ’s coming.  You might find it a helpful practice to take some time each day to sit with a newspaper or news magazine in your lap and to pray over the scenes you witness  – praying for the light and life and love of Christ to come to these places of need, and to pray for yourself, that you, too, be a Christbearer.

Curtis Almquist, SSJE


Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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