E-Devotional

Edevotional October 25

We celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this Sunday, the 29th of October. We remember the movement of the Holy Spirit in the heart and mind of Martin Luther. On All Saints Eve in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his “95 Theses” calling for the reform of the church to the Castle Church door in […]

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October 18 Edevotional

“The Lord is near. Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers, along with giving thanks. Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5 – 7 Breathe. Breathe deeply. I just came out […]

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October 11 Edevotional

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” Exodus 20:2   We read the Ten Commandments in worship this past Sunday. We’ve been following our ancestors through the wilderness, where they asked Moses to intervene with God to make a set […]

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October 4 Edevotional

“Is the Lord among us, or not?” Exodus 17:7b Certainly, I have asked this question and have heard others ask this question, especially of late. When all that comprises a safety net, an assurance of care and compassion, a structure, an organization to our society and community is being broken down, then, I question, “Is […]

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September 27 Edevotional

Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.’“ 10And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11The Lord spoke to Moses and said, 12“I […]

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September 20 Edevotional

“They said to Moses, ‘Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness?’”  Exodus 14:11           The desert, the wilderness, plays a huge part in the stories from our Scriptures and in the history of people of faith.  In the […]

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September 13 Edevotional

“Consider the birds of the air; they neither sow or reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father and Mother feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26 It seems there will always be those who “prophesy” that the natural disasters and destruction in our world are the result […]

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September 6 E-devotional

Burning bush The bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.         Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight,          and see why the bush is not burned up.”                   —Exodus 3.2It is possible to see the wonder and not turn aside,both the bush and the flame enduring,beauty and pain together,divine glory and suffering,the young man […]

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August 30 Edevotional

I wondered this morning, how many times have I fixed and fed my daughter her breakfast? My daughter, now thirty-one-years-old is fed through a G-tube directly into her stomach. That tube was inserted at year two of her life. One of the practices of life that Walter Brueggemann lists as the testimonies of the Old […]

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August 23 edevotional

Genesis 50:15-21 This past Sunday we ended the book of Genesis with part of the reading of the Joseph story. Joseph’s brothers come to him in Egypt where he has come to an immense place of power, after those same brothers sold Joseph into slavery, to get rid of him. Joseph uses his power in […]

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