April 5 – 9, 2021
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April 5 – 9, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday Psalm 19:1-6; Job 9:5-10; Romans 1:20 My wife loves walks and hikes in the hills; so do my children and grandkids. I’ll join them periodically, sometimes begrudgingly. Given my wiring, however, I don’t always marvel in nature’s splendor and variety the way some do. I can overlook the...

March 29 – April 2, 2021
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March 29 – April 2, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday Luke 22:1-6 Judas |  Betraying Christ It is difficult to not recall the events of Holy Week, the significance of the crucifixion, and the hope we have through the resurrection of Jesus Christ without contemplating His betrayal by Judas. That kiss recorded in three of the four gospels...

March 22 – 26, 2021
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March 22 – 26, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 We are to “give thanks in all circumstances.” This includes the ordinary things of life which we so easily take for granted. For instance, I had two friends who were in good health who died in their sleep by heart attacks. Now, when I wake...

March 15 – 19, 2021
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March 15 – 19, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Solitude During the next week, set aside ten, fifteen, or twenty minutes a day for solitude at a time that works for you. It could be morning, over your lunch hour, during quiet moments after dinner or before you go to bed, or you might choose a more extended...

March 8 – 12, 2021
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March 8 – 12, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Lectio Divina Encountering God in Scripture The practice of Lectio Divina includes a time of preparation, reading the same short passage of Scripture four times, and then taking that Word with us into our everyday lives with a resolve to live it out in concrete ways.  Suggested Scriptures Psalm...

March 1 – 5, 2021
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March 1 – 5, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Morning Prayer (20 minutes) Be still. Find a quiet place. Get seated comfortably. Relax. Take a few deep breaths. Remind yourself: “I am here to meet God. No other appointment competes in importance.” Commit your day to God.  Sit with a Psalm. You might read Psalm 95 or Psalm...

February 22 – 26, 2021
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February 22 – 26, 2021

  Click for a PDF version   Monday Matthew 6:16-18; Mark 8:34-37 Why fast, and how? According to Richard Foster, fasting is a Christian discipline. Fasting is not a prerequisite for our salvation. Salvation from our sins is a gift courtesy of Jesus our Savior. And that salvation is so free and full and complete...

February 15 – 19, 2021
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February 15 – 19, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday James 3:3-8; Matthew 15:11, 18-19; Proverbs 10:19-20 This week’s Ash Wednesday initiates Lent, the 6½-week period of prayer and preparation for Easter. The 40 days of Lent—each Sunday is excluded—correspond to Jesus’ 40-day fast and temptations in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11) preceding His public ministry. This week’s featured...

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February 8 – 12, 2021
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February 8 – 12, 2021

Monday James 3:2-10; Acts 26:15-19 The Bible says the tongue is like a rudder. Words steer our lives for good or for ill. Once a grammar school teacher told my father he could not sing, and he almost never did. He did marry my mother who had a beautiful alto voice—good enough to sing in...

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February 1 – 5, 2021
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February 1 – 5, 2021

Monday 1 Peter 1: 9-17 Our theme this week is “Respect Differences.” As Christians we must treat everyone with honor, especially those who are disrespected and dishonored in the world. We are to live this way because we are different from the world. We are “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a...

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