E-Devotional

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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Brian Doyle May 31

I used the following prayer by Brian Doyle, novelist, essayist and poet, in my sermon on Sunday.  I discovered Doyle through his poems which often appear in the Christian Century. This prayer/poem is found in the volume A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle and Muddle of the Ordinary. The collection includes […]

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The Impala – Wednesday May 24 edevotional

When I served the 18th Episcopal District of Southern Africa, which is comprised of Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and parts of Mozambique, an old man told me that an impala can jump 10 feet into the air and 3 feet out, from a standing position, covering a total of 30 feet, but it can be contained […]

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Edevotional May 17

Paul Robeson* That time cool and clear, cutting across the hot grit of the day. The major Voice. The adult Voice forgoing Rolling River, forgoing tearful tale of bale and barge and other symptoms of an old despond. Warning, in music-words devout and large, that we are each other’s harvest: we are each other’s business: […]

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The Failing Student by Jeanne Murray Walker Her tattoos, her way of pulling back her lips the way a stallion does when he won’t take the bit.                        In the corner, last row she sleeps, her nose ring, low cut shirt—         […]

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