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February 18, 2020

Answered Prayer

As I dropped off my daughter at the nursery before Bible study, I chatted with an acquaintance about having to find childcare so I could attend the group’s upcoming special luncheon....

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February 17, 2020

Perseverance in Faith

I find I often lack perseverance and patience in my faith, but I am inspired by the example of my grandparents. They lived through the terror of a Communist regime, but...

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February 16, 2020

God’s Reassurance

Most of his life, my 85-year-old husband had been an accomplished musician. He had played the organ, piano, trombone, and tuba. But for his last few years he could play none...

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February 15, 2020

“I’m Right Here”

On our trips to the beach, my wife, daughter, and I like to watch the sun set. One evening while our daughter, Victoria, was sitting in the sand, my wife and...

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February 14, 2020

Choosing Mercy

I think often about the meaning of Micah 6:8. I love justice, but if justice were up to me, few people would get a second chance. When criminals are pardoned from...

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February 13, 2020

Patience

As a dance major at my arts school, I was at the peak of my dance career — training at a studio and winning competitions. Then, during class one day, I...

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February 12, 2020

A Rich Heritage

Ever since he was young, my son has exhibited a strong sense of curiosity. He regularly asks questions of his mother and me, and other family members. He wants to know...

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February 11, 2020

The Good Shepherd

While chatting with my cousin I recalled a visit to his farm in Tulbagh, vfdSouth Africa. Sensing a lamb was in distress, my uncle had invited me to go with him...

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February 10, 2020

Don’t You Care?

At first, when Jesus and his disciples were at sea during a terrible storm, Jesus was sound asleep. The waves were threatening all of their lives. “Teacher, don’t you care if...

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Discipleship Pathway

We have small groups and an occasional Sunday class that uses the material for Bible study. We also have a Wednesday night group that reads all four of the lectionary passages and then follows lectio divina methodology in discussing and applying the passages. The Disciplines help in each of these as part of individual devotions but also as material for these group discussions. Our Pastors also preach the lectionary and use Disciplines to help craft the worship experience. It is also a part of our recommended discipleship pathway for all congregants. Many people in the congregation tell me how they love the devotional and it is helping them in their faith walk. Read more...