Movement of Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen. St. Francis of Assisi I have recently downloaded the Book of Common Prayer App onto my phone that provides devotional prayer and sets alerts to remind you to pray. This p

Neither Hopeless Nor Helpless

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 As we move closer to the election date in the United States, social media has come alive with comments about each of the candidates and the future of America. Often the response is that America is in trouble if either of the major party candidates win. Mottos like picking the lesser of two evils take precedent in our fore thoughts. With tensions mounting as a result of violence from this past summer, many are beginning to lose hope in our future. I find myself easily draw into these theories of America's doom, and soon drowning with feelings of hopelessness and helplessne

The Bold and the Beautiful

The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.” - Exodus 1:19 I spent several days at a church conference in Kansas City last week. Here, I was reminded about the story of two amazing women, who risked their lives for the sake of God's people. When Pharaoh ordered these midwives to kill all Hebrew baby boys upon birth, they faced a hard decision. On one hand, Pharaoh was the most powerful man on the planet. With a word, he could have them imprisoned or killed. On the other hand, they believed that God was greater than Pharaoh. So, in an act of civil disobedience, they disobeyed the Pharaoh's orders.

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Oct. 2020 Newsletter

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