One of my favorite stories about gratitude is told in the gospel of Luke chapter 17. The gospel tells us that ten lepers were healed by Jesus. However, only one returned to give thanks.
Jesus responds, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this Samaritan?” Luke 17:17-18
Now, we can assume that the other nine lepers were grateful. If you stopped any of them and asked them if they felt gratitude
In place of this morning's devotion, I'm sharing a letter Bishop Sally Dyck wrote to United Methodists in response to the rise in Covid-19 cases and Illinois' Tier 3 Mitigation Guidelines.
Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced new Tier 3 mitigation guidelines that are to go into effect on Friday, November 20, 2020. The state of Illinois like most other states is experiencing an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases and in order to prevent further infection and death as wel
What word has 6 letter? It's an act of invocation seeking connection with the divine? AND it rhymes with "rayer"?
Last Sunday, I challenged our congregation to PRAY 3 times each day, for 3 topics, for 3 weeks. This is a response to our current sermon series on Prayer (Nov 8 - Nov 28).
In case you missed Sunday's message, this Prayer Challenge is to pray 3 times each day (any 3 times during the day). These don't have to be long and fancy prayers. This could
For several days, our nation has waited - for the grey smoke to turn white - for news anchors to declare presidential election results. As a nation, we are collectively holding our breath - watching and waiting for this election to be settled.
If you're like me, you're tired of waiting. After 3 days of election coverage, you're anxious and crabby. You're tired of hearing the same message to be patient - to allow the democratic process to unfold. That being