Lenten Devotion March 15

By: Chelsey Christensen Readings: Psalm 20; Judges 9:7-15; 1 John 2:18-28 Courage (as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary) noun  cour·age  \ˈkər-ij, ˈkə-rij\ : the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous : mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty Courage (as...

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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 12

By: Jeremy Grenhart Readings: Psalm 126; Exodus 12:21-27; John 11:45-57 This is often considered a Community Lament Psalm, I think but it reads more like a Psalm of Trust—the ‘lament’ in the psalm is very minor and is swallowed up in the confidence that God will more than overcome problems...

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Lenten Devotion March 11

By: Sarah Johnson Readings: Psalm 126; Isaiah 43:8-15; Philippians 2:25 As Lent encourages us to dig deeper, to seek and to reflect, we often find new questions with the answers we’ve received. Let us support one another as we lean into discomfort, while we wade into discovery and challenge doubt. Our...

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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 7

By: Pastor Karen Brau Readings: Psalm 53; Leviticus 23:26-41; Revelation 19:1-8 Looking at Revelation 19, this is a wild passage — with images that are at first hearing are way out. The writer is very excited that Salvation, Glory and Power belong to God! In fact, they are so jubilant they...

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Lenten Devotion March 5

By: Melissa McCartney Readings: Psalm 32; Exodus 32:7-14; Luke 15:1-10 One of the bravest things to do in life is to admit mistakes, and one of the greatest blessings in life is to receive forgiveness upon confession. These three passages, Psalm 32, Exodus 32:7-14, and Luke 15:1-10, all relate to the...

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