E-Devotional

July 17 Edevotional

Could it be that the Holy Spirit is moving in and through the institution of the United Methodist Church and the institution of Northbrook United Methodist Church, to bring about something new? This is my hope. This is the hope that is budding in my heart since February’s blow from the Special General Conference decision […]

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July 10 Edevotional

E-Devotion, July 10, 2019   Could it be that the Holy Spirit is moving in and through the institution of the United Methodist Church and the institution of Northbrook United Methodist Church, to bring about something new? This is my hope. This is the hope that is budding in my heart since February’s blow from […]

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July 3 Edevotional

I’m contemplating the prophet Jeremiah and some of the other prophets in the Hebrew Scriptures, Isaiah, Micah, Jonah, and Amos. I think that there must have been female prophets as well, their stories hidden and untold. When life comes unraveled, when a way of thinking or believing is unraveled, when a way of life, an […]

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June 26 Edevotional

“Pride goeth before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18 These are the words I grew up on. The words that gave me a slanted view of Pride Month, and now even Pride Sunday, a Sabbath of Pride! I grew up skeptical of being proud. It is ungodly, un-Christian to be proud of myself. I did not hear […]

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June 19 Edevotional

Can you let God see you as you are? Fully, completely, in all of your nakedness; vulnerability? That will mean some unraveling, the theme of our summer sermon series. We have been taught, over and over again, in so many different ways and means, to not reveal our full selves. To show only what are […]

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June 12 Edevotional

Hope seems hard to come by these days. We make our small efforts at turning ourselves away from destroying our earth, by recycling our tin and plastic, only to hear that what we thought we were recycling is being thrown into the ocean. It seems sometimes that the obstacles of consumption, hatred, and fear are […]

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May 29 Edevotional

Among human beings, who knows what pertains to a person except the spirit of the person that is within? Similarly, no one knows what pertains to God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the things […]

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May 22 Edevotional

Acts 1: 10 While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. 11 They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as […]

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May 15 Edevotional

Are you giving up on trying something new in your life? Are you hiding from taking a risk? Are we, as a church hiding our voice, our talent? Are we waiting for someone else to make the first step? Will we follow Jesus? I heard a sermon on the Parable of the Talents at the […]

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May 8 Edevotional

You are the light of the world. There is no more astonishing verse than that. We are focusing on Mary Oliver’s poem, Sometimes, with the lines, “Instructions for living a life, Pay Attention, Be Astonished, Tell About It.” In Jesus’ appearances to the disciples post-resurrection, he is calling, cajoling, walking with, feeding, showing wounds, being […]

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