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A Foreigner in a Foreign Land
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Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah in marriage. She bore a son, and he named him Gershom; for he said, “I have been an alien residing in a foreign land.”   Exodus 2:21-22 In September of 2000, I was getting ready for the trip of a...

There is a Season
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For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.    Ecclesiastes 3:1 For the last 3 months, the staff of First Pres has provided you with a devotional every weekday. We did this during the quarantine because we wanted to stay more connected to you. But...

Silver Linings
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But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God? Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing today.”   Genesis 50:19-20 (NRSV)  This past week, my family and I were...

Reach Out
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All who believed were together and had all things in common...Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.      Acts 2:44...

The Hills
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“Be the change you want to see in the world.”   —Mahatma Gandhi Since the weather has begun to improve, we have been taking family trips to Heritage Park, which is just down the street from my home. Heritage is a fantastic park because it has everything you could...

The Fish Tank
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There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.     Galatians 3:28 If you read my devotional from last Monday, Memorial Day, you will remember that I told you about my...

Memorial Day
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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...

We Just Have to Try Harder
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“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...

What Dreams May Come
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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...

Keeping Quiet
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brainpicker · Sylvia Boorstein reads "Keeping Quiet" by Pablo Neruda Above is a reading of Pablo Neruda’s poem Keeping Quiet. Please click on the poem and read along with Sylvia Boorstein. Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still for...