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[The Lord] tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. - Isaiah 40:11 (NIV)

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 into the fields. Dusk was falling as we headed in the direction of a faint sound. We found a...

Today's Prayer
Loving Shepherd, we give you thanks and praise for rescuing and protecting us. Help us to listen for your voice and follow you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 23:1-6

Thought for the Day

The Good Shepherd knows me by name.

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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...