Burn Out

Burn Out View in browser May 31, 2023 Burn Out Martha Spong Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul. Praise the Lord! – Psalm 104:35 (NRSVUE) One of the things I love most about the psalms is how “right now, this minute” … Read more


Bread View in browser May 30, 2023 Bread Maren Tirabassi [Jesus] took the seven loaves and the fish; and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. – Matthew 15:36 (NRSV) A woman gave me her Uncle Gunnar’s flag. He was an Olympic … Read more

It’s Really God

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: It’s Really God View in browser May 27, 2023 It’s Really God Tina Villa The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. – Psalm 111:10a (NRSV) My family loved the ocean. My mother taught me that salt water would heal your cuts; its buoyancy would lift your … Read more

From Babel to Pentecost

From Babel to Pentecost View in browser May 28, 2022 From Babel to Pentecost Kenneth L. Samuel The Lord said, “Come let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” – Genesis 11:7 (NIV) Out in the vast deserts of present-day Iraq, there existed a plain called Babel. At … Read more

God Keep Out

God Keep Out View in browser May 27, 2023 God Keep Out Matt Laney When they heard [Jesus’ sermon], all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove Jesus out of the town and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might … Read more

God Sets Controlled Burns

God Sets Controlled Burns View in browser May 26, 2023 God Sets Controlled Burns Molly Baskette John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come… He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” – Luke 3:16 (NIV) My phone buzzed: a short series … Read more


Revealed View in browser May 25, 2023 Revealed Donna Schaper For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. – 1 Corinthians 13:12 (NRSV) I was fascinated by a workshop … Read more

Who I Am

Who I Am View in browser May 24, 2023 Who I Am Rachel Hackenberg Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They answered, “John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has … Read more

Clouded by Glory

Clouded by Glory View in browser May 23, 2023 Clouded by Glory Vince Amlin All the Levites who were musicians stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets. The singers raised their voices in praise to the … Read more

Certainly Not!

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Certainly Not! View in browser May 22, 2023 Certainly Not! Martha Spong But Paul replied, “They have beaten us in public, uncondemned, men who are Roman citizens, and have thrown us into prison; and now are they going to discharge us in secret? Certainly not! Let them come and … Read more