Drowning the Hungry Ghost

Drowning the Hungry Ghost View in browser February 27, 2024 Drowning the Hungry Ghost   Chris Mereschuk They gorged on the right but still were hungry, and they devoured on the left but were not satisfied. – Isaiah 9:20a (NRSVUE)   Content warning: This devotional discusses addiction, particularly alcoholism.   Several years ago, I realized … Read more

Searching and Fearless

Searching and Fearless View in browser February 26, 2024 Searching and Fearless   Vince Amlin Then the Lord sent poisonous serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died. The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you; pray to the … Read more

Water

Water View in browser February 25, 2024 Water   Donna Schaper For I will pour water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground. – Isaiah 44:3 (NIV)   Annie Proulx in Bog, Fen and Swamp accuses humanity of arrogant self-centeredness. We imagine ourselves above fens, where peat is made, and bogs, where … Read more

The Throne of Grace

The Throne of Grace View in browser February 24, 2024 The Throne of Grace   Mary Luti We do not have a high priest unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Then let us boldly approach the throne of grace to … Read more

God Specializes

God Specializes View in browser February 23, 2024 God Specializes   Vicki Kemper Where is the god who can compare with you—wiping the slate clean of guilt, turning away from the past sins of your purged and precious people? You don’t nurse your anger and don’t stay angry long, for mercy is your specialty. That’s … Read more

Would You Rather?

Would You Rather? View in browser February 22, 2024 Would You Rather?   Jennifer Ruth Lynn Garrison You keep my eyelids from closing; I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I consider the days of old, and remember the years of long ago. I commune with my heart in the night; I meditate and … Read more

To Live For

To Live For View in browser February 21, 2024 To Live For   Kaji Douša [God] will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away. – Revelation 21:4 (NRSV)   On a day not too long … Read more

Sinners and Sufferers

Sinners and Sufferers View in browser February 20, 2024 Sinners and Sufferers   Quinn G. Caldwell Therefore, since we have a great high priest, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess . . . Every high priest is selected from among the people. He is able to deal … Read more

Hungering for God

Hungering for God View in browser February 19, 2024 Hungering for God   Liz Miller The angel of the Lord came . . . and said, “Get up and eat, or the journey will be too much for you.” – 1 Kings 19:7 (NRSV)    Flour and honey. Butter and cheese. Bible stories overflow with … Read more

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating View in browser February 18, 2024 Mindful Eating   Molly Baskette God commanded The Human, “You can eat from any tree in the garden, except from the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil. Don’t eat from it. The moment you eat from that tree, you’re dead.” – Genesis 2:16–17 (MSG, adapted)   Some people give up certain foods … Read more