Born Again

Born Again View in browser August 12, 2022 Born Again Anthony Robinson But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of [humans], but of God. – John … Read more

Dreams and Visions

Dreams and Visions View in browser August 11, 2022 Dreams and Visions Chris Mereschuk Taking one of the stones of the place, [Jacob] put it under his head and lay down in that place. -Genesis 28:11b (NRSV) I’ve been on a years-long quest to find the perfect pillow. Some pillows start out great, but quickly … Read more

Nowhere to Run

Nowhere to Run View in browser August 10, 2022 Nowhere to Run Kenneth Samuel I trust in the Lord for protection. So why do you say to me, “Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!” – Psalm 11:1 (NLT) I understand the importance of choosing the right environment for the nurturing of children. … Read more

By Faith

By Faith View in browser August 9, 2022 By Faith Vicki Kemper By faith Abraham… By faith Isaac… By faith Jacob… By faith Joseph… By faith Moses… -Hebrews 11:17-28, abridged (NRSV) This partial list of ancient spiritual giants (for the entire stem-winder, see Hebrews 11-12:3) is meant to inspire and embolden a persecuted people who … Read more

Christ Was Queer

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Christ Was Queer View in browser August 8, 2022 Christ Was Queer Matt Laney “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” – Matthew 5:11 (NRSV) I take comfort in Jesus’ words above because I … Read more

Water Habits

Water Habits View in browser August 7, 2022 Water Habits Donna Schaper …like a tree planted beside water channels. – Psalm 1:3 (REB) I like to shower daily. My Indian friend Surna has a daily relationship with water too. She walks ten miles each morning, with two empty one-gallon buckets that look a lot like … Read more

Those Who Start the Journey

Those Who Start the Journey View in browser August 6, 2022 Those Who Start the Journey Talitha Arnold Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot son of [his deceased son] Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the … Read more

Lessons in How to Love

Lessons in How to Love View in browser August 5, 2022 Lessons in How to Love Kaji Douša “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter said to Jesus, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” – John 21:16b (NRSV) The Jesus Fish Fry* might be just as important as the Last Supper. … Read more

Let’s Not Die Today, Shall We?

Let’s Not Die Today, Shall We? View in browser August 4, 2022 Let’s Not Die Today, Shall We? Mary Luti That same day, two of them were going to a village called Emmaus. And as they were talking about everything that had happened, Jesus came up and walked with them; but they were kept from … Read more

Dew

Dew View in browser August 3, 2022 Dew Quinn Caldwell I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall blossom like the lily, he shall strike root like the forests of Lebanon. – Hosea 14:5 (NRSV) I live in a wet, green land, where trees guzzle water from the ground like frat boys drinking … Read more