A House, A Temple, A Tent, A Shelter

A House, A Temple, A Tent, A Shelter View in browser September 26, 2023 A House, A Temple, A Tent, A Shelter Jennifer Brownell One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of … Read more

Making the Case

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Making the Case View in browser September 25, 2023 Making the Case Kaji Douša “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” – Mark 7:29 (NRSV) The Syrophoenician woman was bold to make her ask of him. He’d drawn himself away from the crowds, not wanting … Read more


Loot View in browser September 24, 2023 Loot Molly Baskette “If you want to give it all you’ve got,” Jesus replied, “go sell your possessions; give everything to the poor. All your wealth will then be in heaven. Then come follow me.” – Matthew 19:21 In the TV show Loot, Maya Rudoph plays Molly Wells … Read more

New Magnificat Just Dropped

New Magnificat Just Dropped View in browser September 23, 2023 New Magnificat Just Dropped John Edgerton Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord; my strength is exalted in my God. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in my victory. … The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble … Read more

When Feelings Have Me

When Feelings Have Me View in browser September 22, 2023 When Feelings Have Me Matt Laney Better to be a patient person than a mighty warrior. It is more admirable to control your temper than to conquer a city. – Proverbs 16:32 (adapted) Too often, I don’t have feelings. Feelings have me. If you find … Read more


Triggers View in browser September 21, 2023 Triggers Mary Luti “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. Be alert and always keep on praying for all.”- Ephesians 6:18 (NIV, abridged) This scripture reminds me of Bill Holladay. He’s with the saints now, but when he was my … Read more

Forbid Not the Children

Forbid Not the Children View in browser September 20, 2023 Forbid Not the Children Donna Schaper ‘Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not’ – Luke 18:16-17 (KJV) Did you know that honeybees sleep in the petals of Dahlias? Have you ever noticed how soft a petal of a Dahlia is? For … Read more

The Strong Survive to Help the Weak

The Strong Survive to Help the Weak View in browser September 19, 2023 The Strong Survive to Help the Weak Kenneth L. Samuel We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. – Romans 15:1 (NIV) The adage, “only the strong survive,” gives the impression that … Read more

In the Valley of Former Things

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: In the Valley of Former Things View in browser September 18, 2023 In the Valley of Former Things Chris Mereschuk Do not remember the former things or consider the things of old. – Isaiah 43:18 (NRSVUE) As a sentimental packrat, my basement contains numerous boxes of “former things.” Photos, … Read more

Never Too Late

Never Too Late View in browser September 17, 2023 Never Too Late Vince Amlin “When you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your sibling has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your sibling, and then come and offer your gift.” … Read more