Archive for July, 2017

July 26 eDevotional

A Simple Peace Mediation for All Ages:   John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. During worship on Sunday, I asked everyone to close their eyes and imagine a time […]

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A Simple Peace Meditation for All Ages

During worship on Sunday, I asked everyone to close their eyes and imagine a time they felt peace: What do you see? Where are you? What sounds do you hear? What do you smell? How do you feel? Is there a taste that comes to mind when you remember your peaceful place?  After everyone opened […]

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July 19 From Pastor Sherrie Lowly

Matthew 13:1 “That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.” Jesus went through some intense debate and even name-calling leading up to this chapter thirteen of Matthew’s story. Here are some tidbits from chapter 12: Pharisees: “Your disciples are breaking the Sabbath laws.” Jesus: “…the Son of Man is […]

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eDevotional July 12, 2017

“the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”… Matthew 11:19 The Wisdom of God, came up in our Matthew reading this past Sunday. What is this Wisdom that is spoken of in our Scriptures? […]

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Service or Mission?

A few weeks ago, I asked the youth about mission projects and quickly realized I hadn’t set up the conversation well. I know the care our youth have for all God’s creation including the environment, animals, the elderly, and LGBTQ+ persons.  NUMC youth are deeply caring and passionate people! I was looking forward to a […]

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