• 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,...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 31, 2019

    By: Michael Sonnenburg Readings: Joshua 5:9-12; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32; Psalm 32 (11) What Would Jesus Do? Simply answer: Jesus would love, welcome and affirm all no matter what. In Luke 15: 1-2, it is written: “Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming to near...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 30, 2019

    By: Nicole Gonzalez Readings: Exodus 32:7-14; Luke 15:1-10; Psalm 32 It’s easy to pick out the corruption that happens in our world today. Across our country and the globe, injustices occur everyday, and even within ourselves we find deceit and sin. Surely we are prone to wander away from God...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 29, 2019

    By: Xavier Williamson Readings: Joshua 4:14-24; 2 Corinthians 5:6-15; Psalm 32 23 For the LORD your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The LORD your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 28, 2019

    By: Dianne Russell Readings: Joshua 4:1-13; 2 Corinthians 4:16 – 5:5; Psalm 32 The Jordan River at flood stage – overflowing its banks, powerful current, swirling eddies, dangerous velocity Our lives and times at flood stage – overflowing issues & worries, powerful forces of hate & injustice, swirling eddies of...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 27, 2019

    By: Anne Miller Readings: Numbers 13:17-27; Luke 13:18-21; Psalm 39 “What is the Kingdom of God like?…It is like yeast kneaded into dough, which works unseen until it has risen high and light.” God calls us to live “rooted” in our faith and to encounter Jesus in all facets of...