• Lenten Devotional – March 7, 2020

    March 7th Sarah Johnson Isaiah 51:4-8; Luke 7:1-10; Psalm 121  As I began reading the passage from Psalm 121 it immediately brought to my mind a song written from these verses- “Praise You in This Storm” by Casting Crowns- a staple of my early ‘00s youth group days. The chorus contains words...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 6, 2020

    March 6th Based on St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen Prayer Micah 7:18-20; Romans 3:21-31; Psalm 121  I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.  Psalm 121:1-2  Take a deep breath and center yourself. Light...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 5, 2020

    March 5th Sarah Bagge Isaiah 51:1-3; 2 Timothy 1:3-7; Psalm 121  Isaiah asks his listeners to reflect on the “quarry from which you were dug” in the story of Sarah and Abraham. Sarah and Abraham didn’t get the child promised to them until very late in their lives. They spent years wondering...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 4, 2020

    Vanesa Browne Readings: Exodus 34:1-9; 27-28; Matthew 18:10-14; Psalm 32 Talking to God at All Times Talk therapy has been a regular part of my life for the past nine years. Every two weeks, I use my lunch hour to see my counselor. For those 50 minutes, I am completely...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 3, 2020

    Mary Virginia Abe Readings: Genesis 4:1-16; Hebrews 4:14-5:10; Psalm 32 Genesis 4 is the story of Cain and Abel. Both born after sin entered this world, the two brothers were probably told about the sin of their parents and how to avoid the penalty of sin. However, as these boys...

  • Lenten Devotional – March 2, 2020

    Susan Boyle Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-8; Hebrews 2:10-18; Psalm 32 I recently visited San Diego and experienced an extraordinary sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Folks from the neighborhood gathered at a small park with their children and dogs. Neighbors and tourists chatted and watched the sea birds and surfers. A...

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  • Lenten Devotional – February 29, 2020

    Rosemary Winslow Readings: Isaiah 51:1-12; Romans 1:8-17; Psalm 51 Last night I attended the opening performance of James Baldwin’s 1954 play, The Amen Corner, at the Shakespeare Theater at 6th and F Streets, NW. Baldwin wrote novels and plays, and he is thought by many to be the greatest essayist...

  • Lenten Devotional – February 28, 2020

    Judy Floy Readings: Jonah 4:1-11; Romans 1:8-17; Psalm 51 Then Jonah went out of the city and sat down and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade waiting to see what would become of the city. Jonah 4:5 Walk in the dark? Well, what...