Lenten Devotion March 4

By: Noelle Melton Readings: Psalm 32; Joshua 4:14-24; 2 Corinthians 5:6-15 A season is a long time to be courageous. Especially when it comes to our faith, which is a personal experience for each of us. Lent allows us to stop and reflect. And today’s readings explore our courage in our...

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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 March 1

By: Lisa Ann Johnson Readings: Psalm 39; Ezekiel 17:1-10; Romans 2:12-16 Walking Boldly in Uncertainty The Psalmist reminds us that only God knows how many days we have on earth and of the struggle to understand what it is we are supposed to speak up for. If we are not striving...

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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 27

By: Tara Hogan Readings: Psalm 63:1-8; Isaiah 5:1-7; Luke 6:43-45 “Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.” -Psalm 63:7-8 Just as God worked through David, and countless other saints who have gone before us, God works...

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Lenten Devotion February 26

By: Christiana Lundholm Readings: Psalm 63:1-8; Daniel 12:1-4; Revelation 3:1-6 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works; you have a name of being alive, but you are...

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Lenten Devotion February 25

By: Dave Cleveland Readings: Psalm 63:1-8; Daniel 3:19-30; Revelation 2:8-11 WHAT KIND OF FURNACE ARE YOU FACING? In Daniel chapter 3, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, is angry at three Jews because they did not worship his gods. The king told the Jews that if they did not serve his gods, and...

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Lenten Devotion February 24

By: Ella Cleveland Readings: Psalm 105:1-15 42; 2 Chronicles 20:1-22; Luke 13:22-31 The Moabites and Ammonites were threatening to make war on Jehoshafat, the fourth king of Judah, in 800 BC. Jehoshafat’s model prayer is featured in 2 Chronicles, chapter 20; it consists of awe, praise, thanks, petitions, and intercessions. It...

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