E-Devotional

Edevotional January 16, 2019

The way that Luke writes the story of Jesus’ baptism is in three sentences, “When everyone was being baptized, Jesus also was baptized. While he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit came down on him in bodily form like a dove. And there was a voice from heaven: ‘You are my Son, […]

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Edevotional January 9, 2019

Our baptismal vows in the United Methodist Church have been addended in recent years. In addition to “Will you be faithful to the church with your prayers, your presence, your gifts, and your service?” we have added one more faithfulness quotient, “witness.” Your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness. As I […]

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Edevotional January 2, 2109

LOST AND FOUND, 2018 – 2019 2018 was difficult in many ways. I’ve heard this sentiment from a quite a few people. I lost some heart and soul in 2018 and was reminded of Jesus’ parable about the shepherd leaving the 99 sheep and going to search for the one lost sheep. “I feel as […]

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Edevotional December 26

The second day after the birth. “Mary memorized all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Mary and Joseph are learning to know their baby and their new life. A new family, new responsibility, new ways of being together. Did God continue to speak with Mary and Joseph? In their hearts with angels all […]

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December 19 Edevotional

The last week of Advent and we prepare for God drawing so near to us that we cannot turn away. God makes God’s self so vulnerable that our hearts are broken open’ when we are waiting for it. When we are willing once again to open our hearts to such vulnerability. This Sunday, the Fourth […]

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December 12 Edevotional

Have you ever been visited by an Angel? I wish that I could hear your stories. I have heard some amazing ones! One of my own goes something like this: A young woman, newly married of three years and now eight months pregnant, somewhat poor, working as a waitress in a small restaurant two blocks […]

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December 5 Edevotional

Draw Near is our Advent theme. Draw Near. Listen. Pause a moment. Slow down your breathing. Feel your heart beat. In this moment of time. The third chapter of Luke’s Gospel opens by pinpointing a certain place and time: In the fifteenth year of the rule of the emperor Tiberius—when Pontius Pilate was governor over […]

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November 28 Edevotional

On the eve of Advent. Waiting for the waiting. I’m not really good at waiting, at trusting. Thoughts begin to fill my mind; thoughts like, “Will what I’m waiting for really happen?” “Did something bad happen to the person I’m waiting for?” “I am so tired of waiting.” “How long?” It’s in the waiting time […]

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November 21 E-devotional

E-Devotion “Grace to you and peace from the One who is and who was and who is to come,” Revelation 1:4b This Sunday we end the church year with a celebration of Christ the King or Reign of Christ Sunday. Jesus never called himself a king, never wanted to be seen as a king. In […]

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November 14 Edevotional

The wonderful author, Anne Lamott, tweeted that everywhere she went on her recent book tour, she asked people to turn to the person next to them and blurt out what they had been longing to pursue, again or the first time—that was going to slip away forever unless they insisted on starting it, now. Writing? […]

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