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5th Sunday in Lent-Words of Prophecy

Words of Prophecy READ EZEKIEL 37:1-14 Ezekiel is asked an obvious “no” question! (Can these bones live, indeed!) Perhaps, today’s equivalent would be “Can we create harmony within the church?” I suggest this because the idea that dried bones could be given life – not the skeletal life of horror movies but actually be given…

3rd Sunday in Lent-Fighting Words

Fighting Words READ EXODUS 17:1-7 Quarrelling. Grumbling. Testing. Threatening. Crying. This is a story packed with angst. Often when I’m reading the Bible, I have to read a passage two or three times to get a sense of what is going on. Emotions, intonations, facial expressions, and actions are all lost on me until I…

Child of God – Season of Peace

Submitted by Sabrina Slater, Spokane, Washington Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.—Matthew 5:9 Recently, in a devotional time with youth, one teenager shared that they had promised their mother that they would change their name as soon as they turned eighteen. Their given name was too common. They wanted…

Waiting

“Have you ever waited for a day with such expectancy that you could hardly contain your joy? We endure the waiting time, knowing what is to come will overshadow anything that came before. This kind of longing also shows up in our spiritual lives. During the season of Lent we wait for what we know…

Enough Light for the Next Step

“Often we want to be able to see into the future. We say, ‘How will next year be for me? Where will I be five or ten years from now?’ There are no answers to these questions. Mostly we have just enough light to see the next step: what we have to do in the…