Daily Devotional

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! 
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

June 14th is Music Appreciation Sunday, and I thought it might be kind of fun to use my devotionals over the next two weeks as a warm-up to my sermon on that Sunday. Today’s devotional is all about Mary Poppins. I love this movie. I love it! The story, the message, the acting, and of...

A New Phase
Posted by Katy Allen on

It has been a privilege over the past few weeks to share my love of writing with you through these devotions. Sometimes the inspiration has come easily; my fingers seemed to fly over the keyboard as the ideas moved from my heart to my brain and became words and sentences and paragraphs. But just...

A New Normal
Posted by Judy Hockenberry on

“So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” Jesus replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy...

Memorial Day
Posted by Alex Lang on

Today is Memorial Day, a day where we remember fallen soldiers who fought on behalf of the United States of America. Prior to becoming an official federal holiday in 1971, Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. In the years following the Civil War, families would decorate the...

What to Do
Posted by TC Anderson on

I’m tired. I bet you are too. I know my wife is, I know my friends are, I know every frontline worker is. There are times throughout this pandemic that I have said or heard someone else say, “I wish this had never happened,” or “I wish we could just go back...

Why Sing? Why Not!
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

Speaking to each another has existed in one form or another for a very long time. There are even languages from ancient history that are lost to the sands of time. For the most part, singing is elevated speech. When words will not cut it, singing must step in to have this dance. If languages...

We Are Becoming
Posted by Katy Allen on

I invite you to take a moment to consider where we are right now. There are the obvious mile markers – we’ve spent 60 or so days in an unprecedented statewide stay-at-home order; the school year is coming to the weirdest end any of us have ever known; daily briefings remind us of the...

God’s Eternity and Human Frailty
Posted by Judy Hockenberry on

“Turn, O Lord! How long? Have compassion on your servants! Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days!”   Psalm 90: 13 & 14  I encourage you to read all of Psalm 90 today. The title of it is...

We Just Have to Try Harder
Posted by Alex Lang on

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven…” Matthew 5:43-45 (NRSV) This past Thursday, May...

Pull
Posted by TC Anderson on

Warning. I’m angry and I’m not hiding it. I know that as pastors, we are to be seen as controlled, mellow, and able to harness our emotions, but I’m having a turn over the tables and make a whip moment. Just thought I’d let you all know up front. Last...