Weekly Lay Devotion 2-24-21

“We are unable to run from God without also running into God.” Steve Harper, in his book, “Five Marks of a Methodist”, wrote this sentence as a way of explaining God’s agape love for us. It is all around us, unending and unconditional. No matter what we face, not matter

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Weekly Lay Devotion 2-17-21

The story of the two pockets is one I am thinking about on this Ash Wednesday. It is attributed to Rabbi Simcha Bunim, and goes something like this: "Everyone must have two pockets, with a note in each pocket, so that he or she can reach into the one or

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Weekly Lay Devotion 2-10-21

It’s hard to face our own hypocrisy. We feel justified in our anger; even righteous about it. The other person? They hurt us or betrayed us. And we harden our hearts towards them a little bit. We just can’t forgive them. We don’t think they deserve it. But here’s the

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Weekly Lay Devotion 02-04-21

“You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession, or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything—as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before. Be brief. Be legible. Be creative.” These were

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Weekly Lay Devotion 01-27-21

Today's lay devotion was written by Kim Wu: In his speech at the 2020 National Prayer Breakfast, Arthur C. Brooks said America is in a “crisis of contempt.” We have allowed our anger at the other side to boil over into contempt, where we see them as worthless, having no

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Weekly Lay Devotion 01-20-21

I’m sharing a poem I heard yesterday that really captured my attention. It’s when we admit we can’t do it on our own and we let go of our desire for control that God can take us on the journey He always intended for us.  And the obstacles we encounter

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Weekly Lay Devotion 01-13-21

It’s hard sometimes to be nice on social media. In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to let our emotions get the best of us. A number of years ago I landed on two verses in Proverbs and was struck by their truth and applicability to the way we

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Advent Devotion 12-24-20

Today's devotion was written by Bert Sikkelee: 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life]

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Advent Devotion 12-23-20

Today's advent devotion was written by Bob Kohari: For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.   2 Tim 1:7 During Advent Praise Week, as Christians, do you find yourself wishing others “Merry Christmas” or do you feel more obliged to

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Advent Devotion 12-22-20

Today’s advent devotion for this week of praising God for his love was written by SunHee Kohari. The photo is of an original painting by SunHee. “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.  I will declare

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