By: Victoria Riollano Now he was in a certain place praying, and when he stopped, one of his disciples said to him: “Lord, teach us how to pray, just as John also taught his disciples.” - Luke 11:1 Every day is the same. Before bed, my children, my husband and I gather together and pray. Most… Continue reading A Prayer for Deeper Conversations with the Lord
by: Marilyn Pagán-Banks 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 12 Christ is just like the human body—a body is a unit and has many parts; and all the parts of the body are one body, even though there are many. 13 We were all baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jew or Greek, or slave or free, and we… Continue reading A More Excellent Way
“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’” (Mark 6:31 NIV) “Have you ever experienced anxiety in confined spaces?” The imaging technician stood over me, asking the standard questions before wheeling… Continue reading An Unexpected Quiet PlaceBy: Kristine Brown
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐠𝐨 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡. 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐰 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞. 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐣𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐬𝐲𝐦𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐟… Continue reading Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
The extraordinary season is upon us by:Diana Butler Bass On January 5, the eve of Epiphany, I went for a night walk. We’d just had a big snowstorm in Virginia. The trees were still encased and frozen a silvery white, their branches sparkled in the moonlight against a deep blue sky. Everything was silent; the… Continue reading Epiphany Now
by Shawn McEvoy For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.1 Peter 3:17, NAS Suffering. It's not standard daily devotional fare, because let's face it, usually we want to begin or end our day being uplifted, or even… Continue reading Is Suffering Inevitable?
January 10th, 2022 By Adam Hamilton Available from MinistryMatters In Luke 11, one of Jesus’s disciples approaches and makes a simple request: “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John [the Baptist] taught his disciples” (v. 1). In response, Jesus teaches the disciples what has become known as the Our Father or the Lord’s Prayer. No… Continue reading THE LORD’S PRAYER: THE MEANING AND POWER
By Meg Bucher “His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.” - Luke 1:50 NIV After a beautiful day out on the water, we headed to the island for dinner. On the way, our Great Lake threw us a surprise, as it has been known to do. Though the water was flat and… Continue reading A Prayer for When the Rogue Waves of Life Hit
“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.” – 2 Corinthians 4:8-10 It was 3:30 in the morning when… Continue reading A Prayer for When You’ve Lost EverythingBy Jennifer Maggio
“We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it” (Proverbs 16:9 The Message) Proverbs 16:9 says, “We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it” (The Message). You get to plan the way you want to live, but only God gives you the power… Continue reading Get the Power to Go after Your GoalsBy Rick Warren