• Lenten Devotional – April 9, 2019

    By: Chris Peterson Readings: Judges 9:7-15; 1 John 2:18-28; Psalm 20 May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! (Psalm 20) Except . . . he usually doesn’t. That doesn’t mean he’s not there. How many times have we fallen to our knees, desperately praying God deliver us...

  • Lenten Devotional – April 8, 2019

    By: Anne-Claire Kasten Readings: Exodus 40:1-15; Hebrews 10:19-25; Psalm 20 In the last chapter of Exodus, the Lord explicitly tells Moses how to “Set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting.” Every item in the tent, from the table to the lamps and from the burnt offering to the basin, has...

  • Lenten Devotional – April 7, 2019

    By: Kathryn Perry Readings: Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8; Psalm 126 (5) “Thus says the LORD, I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth . . . for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, the...

  • Lenten Devotional – April 6, 2019

    By: Faith Korbel Readings: Exodus 12:21-27; John 11:45-57; Psalm 126 This passage from John comes directly after Jesus performs one of his most amazing miracles – raising Lazarus from the dead. It’s already a tense time politically, as Jesus has become more and more known, bringing fear to those who hold...

  • Lenten Devotional – April 5, 2019

    By: Eric Gardener Readings: Isaiah 43:8-15; Philippians 2:25-3:1; Psalm 126 Life brings happiness and difficulty without fail. Some people would say this is is what defines us as human. When facing tough situations that challenge us as individuals to our core, we often long for those times that previously brought...

  • Lenten Devotional – April 4, 2019

    By: Chelsey Christensen Readings: Isaiah 43:1-7; Philippians 2:19-24; Psalm 126 “Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy…” I had the great pleasure of knowing and loving Alberta Williams. We served alongside one another on Luther Place’s church council and co-led the...

  • Lenten Devotional – April 3, 2019

    By: Chris Nichols Readings: 2 Kings 4:1-7; Luke 9: 10-17; Psalm 53 2 Asking for Abundance Loneliness has now been officially recognized as a modern disease, a sister plague to anxiety, a systemic catalyst for ‘pain’ medications that first enslave the body then the mind. Since 1999, pain, loneliness and self-medication...

  • Lenten Devotional – April 2, 2019

    By: Mark Hindin Readings: Leviticus 25:1-19; Revelation 19:9-10; Psalm 53 Leviticus is that boring book full of lists and harsh irrelevant rules; the place where my resolve to read through the entire Bible has often been becalmed; but right there in Chapter 25, is an astounding prescription for a resilient...

  • Lenten Devotional – April 1, 2019

    By: Catherine Kimball-Eayrs Readings: Leviticus 23:26-41; Revelation 19:1-8; Psalm 53 Both of our readings for today talk about different forms of celebration. In the reading from Leviticus, we are educated about the different days of Sabbath, atonement and festivals and how they should be set apart and celebrated. In Revelation,...