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    WeeklyDevotions
    Saturday, January 28, 2023, James 4:2-3

           How disappointing it is to desire something and not be able to get it.  It cuts right through to the heart of our desi… Read More

    Friday, January 27, 2023, Matthew 7:7-11

           Wisdom — at least God’s wisdom — invites us to come openly to God in search of those things that are hidden in our hearts —… Read More

    Thursday, January 26, 2023, Proverbs 1:20-23

           “Experience keeps a dear school — a fool will learn in no other.”  Those are well remembered words from Benjamin Frank… Read More

    Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 1 John 5:14-15

           Many of our decisions are made without discernment about giving consideration to God’s will.  To that end, we often fi… Read More

    Tuesday, January 24, 2023, Proverbs 2:6-8

           I play chess occasionally.  Regardless of what people say, it’s a game that requires knowledge — knowledge about the b… Read More

    Monday, January 23, 2023, Proverbs 3:13-16

    If we could ask for anything, I’m quite confident that wisdom would not be at the top of our list.  When we think of things, we typically turn to… Read More

    Sunday, January 22, 2023, 1 Kings 3:1-13

            There are many people who live with the dream of being rich beyond their wildest dreams.  This can be determined by t… Read More

    Saturday, January 21, 2023, Revelation 3:14-16

           Being wishy-washy — uncertain of where we stand or what we stand for is almost never an admirable personality trait.  … Read More

    Friday, January 20, 2023, Luke 6:46-48

           There is something reassuring about ordering our lives according to wha t we believe and say while being consistent in that… Read More

    Thursday, January 19, 2023, Jeremiah 13:16-17

           God weeps for us when we have allowed ourselves to be “taken captive” by other gods.  It’s a difficult thing for God t… Read More

    Wednesday, January 18, 2023, Genesis 18:19

           God’s expectation of faithfulness happens because we are chosen to experience it.  There is also the expectation that… Read More

    Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Deuteronomy 10:12-13

           There are times when we think of God’s requirements as a real pain.  So many times we hear the “don’t do’s” of our fai… Read More

    Monday, January 16, 2023, Acts 7:2-3

           We can’t imagine what it’s like to be told by God to leave everything we’re familiar with and to go to a place where we wou… Read More

    Sunday, January 15, 2023, Joshua 24:1-3a; 14-25

    Loyalty, faithfulness, commitment, core values and principles — these are all human qualities that everyone will reckon with in their lifetime.  … Read More

    Saturday, January 14, 2023, Romans 8:1-4

           There is a significant difference in being free from the law of sin and death to practice the law of the Spirit.  The… Read More

    Friday, January 13, 2023, James 2:8-10

           The nature of our lives in Christ is really tied to the Great Commandment.  It’s a more powerful connection to our rel… Read More

    Thursday, January 12, 2023, Galatians 3:23-26

           Perhaps the greatest gift of God is the gift of forgiveness that comes by faith in Jesus Christ. We’re not always conscious… Read More

    Wednesday, January 11, 2023, Romans 3:28-31

           It’s difficult for us to view grace, faith, and law in the same light.  It seems that the law is so restrictive and pu… Read More

    Tuesday, January 10, 2023, Ephesians 5:8-14

           It’s an overwhelming thought to consider that everything that we did could be exposed and seen by everyone we knew.  A… Read More

    Monday, January 9, 2023, Philemon 1:4-6

           It’s not often that we think about whether or not the sharing of our faith has become effective. For the most part, we do w… Read More

    Sunday, January 8, 2023, Matthew 5:13-20

           Almost every person considered to be great in our time and culture has succumbed to certain laws and principle to achieve t… Read More

    Saturday, January 7, 2023, Luke 24:15-16

            There are many stories told in the Bible where people were with Jesus and never recognized him. Mary met him in the Garden… Read More

    Friday, January 6, 2023, Ezekiel 34:17

           Biblical images of God as judge over his people are laced throughout the biblical text. And the notion of God as judge make… Read More

    Thursday, January 5, 2023, Psalm 37:22

    There seems to be a concurrent them running through the reality of God’s judgment on humanity.  Those who are blessed by the LORD stand to inheri… Read More

    Wednesday, January 4, 2023, James 2:15-17

    There is no doubt that our hearts are often in the right place.  We’d like to see those who are hungry with food, those who are naked with clothe… Read More

    Tuesday, January 3, 2023, Job 22:5-7

           Poor Job.  Not only is he now numbered among the least of these God’s children, but his friends are leveling the charg… Read More

    Monday, January 2, 2023, Isaiah 58:6-7

           The prophet Isaiah raises the issue of how we live in relationship with God and how we honor our relationship with God by l… Read More

    Sunday, January 1, 2023, Matthew 25:31-46

           Jesus has something to say about the way we live and the way we care for one another.  Matthew has placed this event a… Read More

    Saturday, December 31, 2022, Titus 2:11-13

                      We often think of the baby Jesus at this time o… Read More

    Friday, December 30, 2022, Matthew 1:18-23

                      Humanity has lived in a relationship separated… Read More

    Thursday, December 29, 2022, Luke 2:27-32

                      God’s actions are filled with assurance and pro… Read More

    Wednesday, December 28, 2022, Luke 1:62-66

                      Not much in life moves us any longer.  We… Read More

    Tuesday, December 27, 2022, Isaiah 9:2, & 6

                      The promise of God’s realized hope was planted… Read More

    Monday, December 26, 2022, Galatians 3:23-26

                      The idea of becoming, much less being children… Read More

    Sunday, December 25, 2022, John 1:1-9; 14-18

                      It’s difficult for us to imagine a world that i… Read More

    Saturday, December 24, 2022, Ephesians 2:14-17

                      Peace has been defined as something more than j… Read More

    Friday, December 23, 2022, Colossians 1:19-20

                      We aren’t the first culture to seek immediate g… Read More

    Thursday, December 22, 2022, Isaiah 40:10-11

                      It’s difficult for us to see a baby as being po… Read More

    Wednesday, December 21, 2022, Micah 4:9-10

                      There is nothing at all peaceful about a woman… Read More

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022, Daniel 7:13-14

                      The one who is the Ancient of Days — the eterna… Read More

    Monday, December 19, 2022, Luke 2:1-6

                      It is a time when all eyes begin to point towar… Read More

    Sunday, December 18, 2022, Micah 5:2-5a

                      We each search for peace in our own way. … Read More

    Saturday, December 17, 2022, Isaiah 65:18-19

                      We receive a certain kind of surprise and joy w… Read More

    Friday, December 16, 2022, Isaiah 61:8-9

                      The entire notion of moving from one who has li… Read More

    Thursday, December 15, 2022, Isaiah 60:13-14

                      There is nothing more joyful than knowing that… Read More

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022, Jeremiah 32:37-41

                      It takes a relationship of experience with God,… Read More

    Tuesday, December 13, 2022, Isaiah 35:3-4

                      It’s one thing to be given instructions on what… Read More

    Monday, December 12, 2022, Zechariah 2:10-11

                      There is always a sense of excitement around so… Read More

    Sunday, December 11, 2022, Zephaniah 3:14-20

                      It’s difficult for us to imagine being removed… Read More

    Saturday, December 10, 2022, Colossians 1:9-12

                One sure way to know that our hope is a prepared hope is through our prayers and th… Read More

    Friday, December 9, 2022, Isaiah 1:13-14; 18-19

                There is a point at which all that we do to prepare ourselves becomes nothing more… Read More

    Thursday, December 8, 2022, Zechariah 13:8-9

                Our greatest hope is that God will finally and fully claim us.  In some ways t… Read More

    Wednesday, December 7, 2022, Joel 2:11-12

                How does one prepare for something that they really are ill equipped to prepare for… Read More

    Tuesday, December 6, 2022, Isaiah 40:1-5

                When we are faced with the prospect of good news — news that comes as the fulfillme… Read More

    Monday, December 5, 2022, Matthew 3:1-3

                There are always things to do when trying to make ourselves ready for a royal guest… Read More

    Sunday, December 4, 2022, Malachi 3:1-4

                We are never so far removed from a situation as when we are unprepared to meet it…. Read More

    Saturday, December 3, 2022, 1 Corinthians 1:27-31

           There are times when we are blind to the things we don’t know.  As one person has wisely admitted, “We don’t know what… Read More

    Friday, December 2, 2022, Ezekiel 34:25-26

    We presently live in a world where safety and security of all of its citizenry is in question.  The rise in gun violence threats of violence agai… Read More

    Thursday, December 1, 2022, Romans 8:22-25

           Waiting is one of the most difficult things we do, especially if we’re waiting for something that we’ve longed for, but has… Read More

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022, Psalm 4:4-8

           It is, perhaps, one of our greatest hopes that we live in safety.  Our world seems to be in such turmoil that safety a… Read More

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022, Isaiah 11:1-5

           One of our greatest hopes is God’s promise of justice and righteousness.  We try as much as we can to institute it as… Read More

    Monday, November 28, 2022, Jeremiah 29:10-14

           The hope of God’s promise has been with God’s people for years.  When those hopes have become a reality, God has alway… Read More

    Sunday, November 27, 2022 – 1st Week of Advent, Jeremiah 33:14-16

           Nothing quite comes over us as powerful as the emotion of anticipation.  We feel it in our bodies in ways that our bra… Read More

    Saturday, November 26,2022, Psalm 150

           We’ve become constrained in our praise of God.  We’re constrained to the point of limiting how and where we offer up o… Read More

    Friday, November 25, 2022, Ezekiel 10:3-4

           The idea of the God’s glory filling the space of the sanctuary eludes us.  It’s certainly not one of those experiences… Read More

    Thursday, November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day), Psalm 118:26-29

    We experience life in different contexts. Some of us experience pain, disappointment, frustration and sorrow.  But those are not the only experie… Read More

    Wednesday, November 23, 2022, Psalm 65:1-4

           I’m fairly confident that most people are more focused on what is going wrong in their lives than what is going right…. Read More

    Tuesday, November 22, 2022, Psalm 43:3-4

           One of the most devastating things in life can be walking around in darkness, living with falsehoods and untruths, and not… Read More

    Monday, November 21, 2022, 1 Chronicles 25:1-3

           There are those of us who decry the use of other than what we’ve come to know as standard instrumentation in worship. We ac… Read More

    Sunday, November 20, 2022, 2 Chronicles 5:11-14

           For those of us who are believers in God, we often come to worship — to give praise to God for various reasons. Some of us… Read More

    Saturday, November 19, 2022, Acts 9:10-20

           Poet and author John Donne reminds us that “No man (person) is an island unto himself.” Each of us becomes what we are beca… Read More

    Friday, November 18, 2022, Isaiah 6:7-8

           None of us are Holy enough or righteous enough on our own to do what God calls us to do.  Each of us must undergo some… Read More

    Thursday, November 17, 2022, Daniel 10:7-9

    Many people think of God in a corporate way, meaning, their experience of God should be everyone’s experience of God.  And yet, God has always ha… Read More

    Wednesday, November 16, 2022, John 15:20-21

           In some ways, it is expected that we share in the experiences of the persons we follow.  That can be true in other are… Read More

    Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Acts 24:14-15

           People don’t always understand how transformation and change in your life can be such a radical departure from what you’ve… Read More

    Sunday, November 13, 2022, Acts 9:1-9

           When we are passionate about something, that passion may be displayed in ways that might make other people uncomfortable…. Read More

    Saturday, October 29, 2022, John 7:38-39

    Whatever is in the heart of people must come out at some point.  We can only be true to who we are.  Jesus spoke about this truth on several… Read More

    Friday, October 28, 2022, Psalm 86:8-11

    We are often anxious to know the truth.  Our hearts search for it.  Our minds are so curious about it that we dig up the earth, search for o… Read More

    Thursday, October 27, 2022, Acts 2:29-33

    Confirmation of the Spirit is as much a fulfillment of God’s promises of the past as they are the reality of God’s presence here and now.  David… Read More

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Joel 2:28-29

    God’s promise has always been to deliver the Spirit of God to those who belonged to God’s family.  God was nondiscriminatory in its distribution…. Read More

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022, Zechariah 12:10

    The promise of the gift of the Spirit is not new.  God’s promise of the presence of God’s Spirit as an available gift has been made know to the p… Read More

    Monday, October 24, 2022, John 14:15-17

    The idea that, as humans, we might need help to negotiate the spiritual trials that would face us was not a new phenomenon to Jesus.  He expresse… Read More

    Sunday, October 23, 2022, John 16:4b-15

           God is often a silent partner in our lives. That is not to suggest that God is not with us. It is to suggest that we have a… Read More

    Saturday, October 22, 2022, Esther 8:2

         It’s one thing to be let in the house.  It’s another thing to be included as a part of the family with full rights, privilege… Read More

    Friday, October 21, 2022, Zechariah 3:3-5

    To experience God’s acceptance is an act of restoration.  In it we find full reception back into the family. It’s as if we’ve been given a new le… Read More

    Thursday, October 20, 2022, 2 Chronicles 7:14

         The act of humility required to return home can be inwardly revealing.  It requires a “coming to oneself”.  There is a s… Read More

    Wednesday, October 19, 2022, Jonah 4:1-4

           People becoming angry with God isn’t a new thing.  There is often a feeling of resentment whenever we think or experie… Read More

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022, Proverbs 29:3

         There are scores of children who have found shame and embarrassment at how they have squandered their inheritance.  There is… Read More

    Monday, October 17, 2022, Deuteronomy 21:17

    In a culture strong in traditions, the first born has certain inalienable rights that cannot be changed, regardless of events.  The maternal rela… Read More

    Sunday, October 16, 2022, Luke 15:11-32

           Acceptance is difficult, whether we are seeking acceptance from each other or, whether we are seeking acceptance from God…. Read More

    Saturday, October 15, 2022, Psalm 116:8-10

           The test of a person’s faith is not the depth of their belief in God when things are going well.  Experiencing God thr… Read More

    Friday, October 14, 2022, Philippians 3:7-10

           To experience God is to get to know God intimately.  To a large extent, that means placing the reality of God and how… Read More

    Thursday, October 13, 2022, John 4:21-24

           Those who worship the Spirit of God must use that which is invisible to give honor, praise and glory to the invisible throu… Read More

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022, Mark 11:22-23

           Our world is filled with “things”, all of which came about before there was any proof that they were possible. The need for… Read More

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

           There is nothing surprising about our hope.  What we look forward to is abundant with the ideas of things we can’t pre… Read More

    Monday, October 10, 2022, Genesis 1:1-3

         The creative power of God is captured in these words of Scripture.  God existed and created out of nothing what we now experi… Read More

    Sunday, October 9, 2022, Hebrews 11:1-6

         Experiencing God has a beginning point.  That beginning point is not in God, so much, but is in the place where God is reveal… Read More

    Saturday, October 8, 2022 James 4:5-8

         James doesn’t mince his words when he speaks about having confidence in approaching God.  And if we’re honest with ourselves,… Read More

    Friday, October 7, 2022 Ephesians 3:8-12

         It is a powerful feeling to be able to stand on your own.  We live in culture where making it on your own is a powerful state… Read More

    Thursday, October 6, 2022 John 6:41-44

         Coming to God is not something that we do on our own initially.  We don’t search for God as much as we are allowed to discove… Read More

    Wednesday, October 5, 2022 Hebrews 6:19-20

         Jesus has been given many titles.  We’ve called him our Emmanuel, Prince of Peace, Savior, Lord of Lords and King of Kings, a… Read More

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022 John 14:27-30

         We live with the clear distinction between us and Christ.  Our relationship with God has been severed on many occasions…. Read More

    Monday, October 3, 2022 Isaiah 53:1-6

         We don’t often allow the humanity of Christ to drift forward in our consciousness.  We frequently hold Jesus in such high God… Read More

    Sunday, October 2, 2022 Hebrews 4:14-16

    It’s a difficult thing to overcome fear, but not impossible. One of the benefits to overcoming fear is gaining confidence. We gain confidence in ourse… Read More

    Saturday, October 1, 2022. Mark 13:33-34

         Moving and living in a culture that expresses being ‘woke’ as a negative virtue of liberalism, perhaps needs to be revisited…. Read More

    Friday, September 30, 2022 Romans 8:26-27

         Prayer (at times) seems like such a powerless form of protection.  Yet, prayer is actually one of the most powerful weap… Read More

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 Hebrews 4:12

         We have all (at times) underestimated the power of God’s word.  We sometimes believe that the more we say or the louder we sa… Read More

    Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Isaiah 11:3-4a, 5

         Often today we find ourselves being led by what we see, or what we thought we saw, or what we hear, or thought we heard.  The… Read More

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1 Peter 4:1-2

         Suffering has never been one of the strongest human desires.  It’s not something that appears in the top 10 of our ‘be like J… Read More

    Monday, September 26, 2022, Ephesians 3:16-19

         We often live in a world where often physical and mental strength receive the highest praise.  And yet, not very often is the… Read More

    Sunday, September 25, 2022, Ephesians 6:10-20

         American Express Card once ran an advertisement created to help people understand that when unpredictable financial situations ari… Read More

    Saturday, September 24, 2022 Acts 5:17-21

         Lives are touched and changed when the story about God is conveyed with integrity. It doesn’t matter about your background or what… Read More

    Friday, September 23, 2022 John 9:24-27

         Having a story to tell doesn’t necessarily lead others to believe.  It’s simply a reflection of the truth about our relations… Read More

    Thursday, September 22, 2022 Luke 20:36-37

         Telling our story or finding God’s reality and presence in the midst of story isn’t new.  God’s presence and activity in our… Read More

    Wednesday, September 21, 2022 John 1:6-9

         The very beginning of our faith journey begins with the story.  And while it’s true that the story has been forthcoming for a… Read More

    Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Acts 22:12-16

    The story of Saul’s conversion is really a two part story. The first part tells of his encounter with Jesus Christ and being blinded. The second story… Read More

    Monday, September 19, 2022. Ecclesiastes 11:5-6

         We often shy away from telling others about our relationship with God. It may be that we’re afraid that they won’t believe us. It… Read More

    Sunday, September 18, 2022, Mark 4:26-34

        Jesus tells many stories about God through a form of storytelling called the parable.  His efforts were an attempt to get people to… Read More

    Saturday, September 17 – John 3:19-21

    Judgment comes to us whether we want it or not.  Perhaps it has already come when we face and accept the truth about ourselves.  Truth has a… Read More

    Friday, September 16 – Matthew 23:23-26

    I would imagine that the greatest sadness we experience is the pain that comes our failure to please God, or to show God’s love to someone who needs i… Read More

    Thursday, September 15 – Romans 2:1-3

    Being judgmental has been the immovable stain on who we are as Christians and people in general.  It has led to us being labeled hypocrites, amon… Read More

    Wednesday, September 14 – John 8:7-11

    When we are in the position of having to view sin and crime, we understand sin or crime to be a very targeted assessment.  We see what others hav… Read More

    Tuesday, September 13 – 1 Corinthians 13:9-12

    There is something about looking in the mirror from time to time that is revealing.  If we’re honest with ourselves, we can see where we’ve chang… Read More

    Monday, September 12 – Mark 4:21-23

    It’s not very often that we think of self-knowledge and understanding as critical to who we are.  It’s possible to get post graduate education in… Read More

    Sunday, September 11 – Luke 6:37-40

    What appears to be a disconnected model of philosophy for living actually translates into a meaningful model for the Christian life.  It is, perh… Read More

    Tuesday, January 3, 2023, Job 22:5-7

           Poor Job.  Not only is he now numbered among the least of these God’s children, but his friends are leveling the charg… Read More