Lenten Devotion March 14

By: Krista Sickert-Bush Readings: Psalm 20; Exodus 40:1-15; Hebrews 10:19-25 Courage cour·age ˈkərij/ noun The ability to do something that frightens one. Strength in the face of pain or grief. A Season of Courage, our Lenten theme for these 40 days. The above definition of courage gives me both fear and...

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Lenten Devotion March 10

By: Bianca Vazquez Readings: Psalm 126; Isaiah 43:1-7; Philippians 2:19-24 I love that we are spending time talking about courage this Lenten season. Courage is found in everyday moments, in being vulnerable in both our pain and our joy. Brene Brown, one of my favorite researcher/story tellers, changed how I see...

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Lenten Devotion March 9

By: Aria Christenson Readings: Psalm 53; 2 Kings 4:1-7; Luke 9:10-17 “The day was drawing to a close, and the twelve came to Jesus and said, ‘Send the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in...

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Lenten Devotion March 8

By: Kristen Kane Readings: Psalm 53; Leviticus 25:1-19; Revelation 19:9-10 The scriptures for today speak of following a God who calls us to a year of Jubilee every 7th year—there are many wisdoms in this practice. The one that I want to highlight is returning to God what is God’s and...

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Lenten Devotion March 3

By: Stephanie Hofelich Readings: Psalm 32; Joshua 4:1-13; 2 Corinthians 4:16 When I was a senior in high school, a former teacher of mine was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She had been told she had no more than five years left. A few months after that diagnosis, I overheard her talking...

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Lenten Devotion March 2

By: Sarah Ewing Readings: Psalm 39; Numbers 13:17-27; Luke 13:18-21 Everything happens for a reason. So often, in difficult situations, those words are offered for comfort. And so often they don’t ring true. When we’re in our darkest moments and can’t see reason, the idea that this will lead to...

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Lenten Devotion February 29

By: Ben Frazell Readings: Psalm 39; Jeremiah 11:1-17; Romans 2:1-11 In Psalm 39, the writer peers into the sands of time and sees them falling quickly: “Surely everyone stands as a mere breath. Surely everyone goes around as a shadow.” As a Shakespeare devotee, my mind immediately flashed to Macbeth, where...

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Lenten Devotion February 23

By: Olivia Whitener Readings: Psalm 105:1-15 42; Numbers 14:10b-24; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 On my bus ride home from our Ash Wednesday service earlier in the month, with ashes on my forehead clearly marking me as a follower of Christ, I looked around and realized that I in no way felt more...

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Lenten Devotion February 22

By: Candace Lilyquist Readings: Psalm 105:1-15 42; Exodus 33:1-6; Romans 4:1-12 I was once told you could tell how insecure a woman was by the amount of jewelry she wore. (This should be for men too, right?) Those who are in need of protection from the world, cover themselves with a...

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