E-Devotional

August 16 edevotional

HOMILY IN MEMORY OF JOYCE KEYES, August 14, 2017 My Supervisor, Mentor, Friend, and Spiritual Companion  Once, in our many discussions, I told Joyce that she is like one of the prophets out of our Old Testament Hebrew Bible as she revealed to me her calling to reconcile the churches, the great divides that keep […]

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August 9 Edevotional

On Sunday, we read the ancient story of Jacob wrestling with God, from Genesis 32:22-32, in which Jacob renames the location of his encounter  ”Peniel,” “because I’ve seen God face-to-face, and my life has been saved.” While on the canoe trip last week, as nine of us paddled through Quetico, we also wrestled. We wrestled […]

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August 2 Edevotional

LET ME TELL you a story about a heavy burden I was carrying. I was feeling depressed about everything. By coincidence, I was in Flagstaff, Arizona, so I decided to go to the Grand Canyon. I saw this multimillion-year-old canyon and its place in an even older creation and thought that if that whole time […]

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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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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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Changes by Christine Hides

After several rentals, Brian and I bought our first house with the intention of it being our only house. A new build, we invested significant time furnishing the interior and planting our garden.  Especially the garden. We created a prairie oasis with spiraling flower beds, a pond, and a pergola. Despite our plans to stay […]

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Light Switches by Pastor Melissa Earley

LIGHT SWITCHES Light switches.  In my new church and new home I will have to learn where the light switches are.  Are they to the right or left of the doorway?  Does this one turn on the overhead light or the outside light?  Or does it work the socket that doesn’t have anything plugged into […]

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Finding Light Switches

Light switches.  In my new church and new home I will have to learn where the light switches are.  Are they to the right or left of the doorway?  Does this one turn on the overhead light or the outside light?  Or does it work the socket that doesn’t have anything plugged into it yet?  […]

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