Devotions

Division and Disagreement

Division and Disagreement

I urge you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, and that there be no divisions among...
January 22, 2023
Made New and Different

Made New and Different

Now our high priest has obtained so much more excellent a ministry as he is mediator of a better covenant, enacted on better promises. // Hebrews 8:6 My first year...
January 20, 2023
When Nothing Is Blooming

When Nothing Is Blooming

The desert and the parched land will exult; the steppe will rejoice and bloom. They will bloom with abundant flowers, and rejoice with joyful song. // Isaiah 35:1-2 I live...
December 11, 2022
Ready for the Risk?

Ready for the Risk?

"You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives." // Luke...
November 23, 2022
Love and Real Respect

Love and Real Respect

Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. // Ephesians 5:21 I used to bristle at the scripture found in the first selection for today's reading. As a...
October 25, 2022
Family as Love in Action

Family as Love in Action

He said to them in reply, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.” // Luke 8:21 The morning my husband...
September 20, 2022
Fresh Light of Day

Fresh Light of Day

Do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. // Matthew 1:20 Fear is a funny thing. I see it crop up in my life in the...
September 08, 2022
Her Quiet Humility

Her Quiet Humility

"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” // Matthew 23:12 She has a quiet humility. Sitting across from me on the patio, she crosses...
August 20, 2022
His Yoke Fits

His Yoke Fits

Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am...
July 14, 2022
Snakes and Scorpions and the Shakes

Snakes and Scorpions and the Shakes

The seventy-two returned rejoicing, and said, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name." Jesus said, "I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky....
July 03, 2022
Re-Writing Our Hearts and Minds

Re-Writing Our Hearts and Minds

Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, “Why do you harbor evil thoughts?” // Matthew 9:4 I am not a mind reader, but after being a mother for nineteen...
June 30, 2022
Pray Rather Than Judge

Pray Rather Than Judge

"And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world."...
May 11, 2022