Friday, February 27—Wendy Mayer

Readings: Genesis 16:1-6, Romans 4:1-12, Psalm 22:23-31 The readings today are about one of the simplest lessons we learn as followers of Christ, yet one of the hardest to live out – have faith! Yet even when we make a misstep, like Abraham and Sarah, it doesn’t matter. What a...

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Thursday, February 26—Jackson Droney

Readings: Genesis 15:1-6, 12-18, Romans 3:21-31, Psalm 22:23-31 There have been times in my life when I imagine I felt similar to what Abraham felt.  Adrift, uncertain, frustrated.  Why aren’t things going the way I had planned, had hoped?  What will happen instead?  How can this work out?  While I...

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Wednesday, February 25– Bianca Vasquez

Readings: Proverbs 30:1-9, Matthew 4:1-11, Psalm 77 “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.” – Barbara Haines Howett Psalm 77 “I commune with my heart in the night; I meditate and search my spirit; Will the Lord spurn forever and never again be favorable?”...

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Tuesday, February 24—Melissa McCartney

Readings: Job 5:8-27, 1 Peter 3:8-18a, Psalm 77 Today, the – Emergence – we consider comes from God herself. Throughout these three readings, and countless others, we are assured that God is with us, that God will punish the dishonest among us, and that the righteous will be with him...

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Monday, February 23—Crystal Corman

Readings: Job 4:1-21, Ephesians 2:1-10, Psalm 77 Change is painful – but the reverse is also true: pain can be transformative. These three texts remind me of the pain I endured last Lent and the long journey to emerge from the wilderness. Job’s friend was trying to understand the cause...

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Monday, February 23—Crystal Corman

Readings: Job 4:1-21, Ephesians 2:1-10, Psalm 77 Change is painful – but the reverse is also true: pain can be transformative. These three texts remind me of the pain I endured last Lent and the long journey to emerge from the wilderness. Job’s friend was trying to understand the cause...

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Saturday, February 21–Wendy Mayer

Readings: Psalm 32, Matthew 9:2-13, Psalm 25:1-10 Lent is the time of year when we think about penitence, about letting the sin that is hidden inside us be exposed to God. What these readings tell us is that this is nothing to be afraid of. God takes those of us...

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Friday, February 20—Jay Forth

Readings: Daniel 9:15-25a, 2 Timothy 4:1-5, Psalm 25:1-10 We encounter the prophet Daniel who prays eagerly for what remains of his people, Israel, and its city, Jerusalem.  For years, Israel has remained destroyed and the people in exile as punishment for their sins. Daniel prays in solidarity with the pain...

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Thursday, February 19–Doug Kuhn & Bill Narrow

Readings: Daniel 9:1-14, 1 John 1:3-10, Psalm 25:1-10 We all know that humankind has been sinful since the time of Creation. That is what makes us human. But how long has it been since someone has hit you with the “Sinner!” stick, in church, or elsewhere for that matter? It’s...

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