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Posts from March 2019

Cultivate Connection

Lenten Reflection on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21“A couple of years ago we did a water ritual at a summer Sunday service. When the time came, people began to line up at my station. “You are a new creation.” After around thirty people, a child appeared. I knelt to meet her as I have for years in…

Listening to Jesus

Lenten Prayer by Bill Wallof Father God, we thank you for a love so powerful that you sent your Son that we might have a light to show us a way out of the darkness of the prisons we create for ourselves. We thank you that you have not left us alone in cells of…

Did God Really Say That?

Lenten Devotion by Rev. Dan DeBevoise Jeremiah 7:21-34, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices, and eat the flesh. 22 For in the day that I brought your ancestors out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to them or command them concerning burnt…

Jesus Our Mirror

A Lenten Prayer by Bill Wallof Father God, we praise you for your son Jesus Christ.-We thank you for the kindness and wisdom we see in his life as he dwelt amongst us.-We thank you for his humility and how he did not play to the favor of the crowd or appeal to the use…

Letting Go

Prayer for the 3rd week of Lentby Sarah Are If the trees can do it, then so can I,At least that’s what I tell myself.For if year after year the trees can let goOf their brightest leaves and that warm autumn glow,Then maybe in time, like trees with their leaves,I can releaseThat which keeps me…

Here

“Here”Daily Lenten Reflection SCRIPTUREJohn 19:26–27: “Here is your son. Here is your mother.” REFLECTIONHere: relevant, present, now Where is your family?With these words, Jesus continues some of the most important work he did in his life, even as he’s dying.He turns people toward each other.He offers them to each other.It’s what he did when he…

Who Among Us Does Not Thirst?

Lenten Reflection by Lauren Wright Pittmanon Isaiah 55:1-9 (posted below) REFLECT:Who among us does not thirst? Who among us does not feel hunger? We all thirst, and we all hunger, but some of us are so caught up in our busyness that we do not realize it. We may look long down our noses at…