June 2, 2020

"and now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. 
But the greatest of these is love."

- 1 Corinthians 13


Orientation, Disorientation, Reorientation. 
These are words theologian Walter Bruggemann used to describe the rhythm of life in the Bible. 

There was orientati...

May 29, 2020

"Weep with those who weep"
- Romans 12:15


For the last few days, I've been consumed by sermon writing and recording.  This morning, as I caught up on news, I was saddened to hear about the violence in Minnesota.  For today's devotion, here are reflections from Bishop S...

May 22, 2020

"Greater love has no one than this:
to lay down one's life for one's friends."

- John 15:13

 
Earlier this week, I read an article about World War II veterans, who passed away during this current pandemic.  The writer noted that our country was quietly losing some of ou...

May 19, 2020

A cord of three strands is not easily broken.
- Ecclesiastes 4:12

 
Eighteen years ago, I married the woman, who has become my best friend.  She listens to me moan and groan.  She lets me crab and cry.  She watches me grow up and give up childish ways.  She encourages m...

May 15, 2020

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the sun.

- Ecclesiastes 3:1

 
A wise cinematic sage once said, "Life is like a box of chocolates..."  Sure, there are good times, but there are also bad times.  Yes, there are sunny days, but there ar...

May 12, 2020

If you joined us for worship this past Sunday (5/10,) you saw the Pathfinders band close our service.  One of the band's leaders, Mike Brown, is a teacher, coach, and long time-member of our church.  Today's devotion is offered by Mike:
 

So do not fear, for I am w...

May 8, 2020

This Sunday (May 10) is Mother's Day.  It's a day to do what most of us should do every day anyway - celebrate moms.  All of us have them.  All of us need them.  So, let's think of ways to thank and bless the women, who shower us daily with love. 

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May 6, 2020

"let us press on to know the Lord;
his appearing is as sure as the dawn;
he will come to us like the showers,
like the spring rains that water the earth."

- Hosea 6:3


The prophets play a pivotal role in our faith.  Namely, they are the ones who "call us out."  They war...

May 1, 2020

"I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Jesus Christ"
- 1 Corinthians 1:4

It's natural to complain and grumble.  When life doesn't go our way - when plans change or are cancelled - our instinct is to scream and shout and throw our fists into the ai...

April 28, 2020

"Be still and know that I am God"
- Psalm 46:10

It's hard to be still.  It's hard to quiet our noisy hearts and busy minds. 

We're so eager to do things, say things, pursue things, accomplish things.  It's easier to DO.  It's harder to simply BE.

For most of...

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