Devotionals

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...

Breathe
Posted by Adam Hendrickson on

To piggy back off of Alex’s devotional about the importance of sleep in relation to our mental health, I want to talk about the importance of breath (insert joke here). Duh, of course breathing is important! Seriously though, the quality of the breaths that we take is paramount to our...

What Should I Be Doing?
Posted by Katy Allen on

From almost the moment we all unwillingly stepped into the unknowns that the COVID-19 pandemic brought into our lives, I have been struggling with the word “should”. Have you ever considered how powerful that word is? It carries the unbearable weight of shame, as in “Should you...

Keep Alert
Posted by Judy Hockenberry on

Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.   I Corinthians 16:13 Paul is wrapping up his first letter to the church at Corinth. He sums up his directives in these words from verse 13. It seems to me that this would be a good...

What Dreams May Come
Posted by Alex Lang on

Then Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was hurriedly brought out of the dungeon. When he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. I have heard it said of you that when...