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Lenten Devotional – March 29

By James P. Riggs Psalm 22 Have you noticed the light is returning?  It is subtle, but we are just at the cusp of longer days.  Hope is in the air; even though we can’t see it yet, we know that spring will come.    While Easter Day is on the horizon, here we are at […]

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Lenten Devotional – March 27

By Betsy Kaufman Hebrews 12:1-3 Sometimes it seems that life can be overwhelming:  so many unmet needs, not enough hours in the day or energy to accomplish all that is asked of us.  See more patients in less time-but maintain the highest quality of care. Be a patient teacher.  Apply for grant money and mentor […]

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Lenten Devotional

By Chris Grostic John 12:20-36 In every one of the world’s great wisdom traditions, you find the message, “you must die before you die.”  Jesus delivers the message as he often does, in a paradox that, if we can hear it, triggers an earthquake to our normal way of thinking: anyone who loves their life […]

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Lenten Devotional – March 25, 2013

By Kelly Burfield Psalm 31: 1-16 In this scripture, we find that hard times have always been around and will be till our Lord returns. We must remember, and I know it’s hard to do, that regardless of what is going on in our lives we must not take matters into our own hands. We […]

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Lenten Devotional – March 22, 2013

By Carolyn Nilson Psalm 31: 9-16, Isaiah 54:  9-10, Hebrews 2: 10-18 This reading from Psalm 31 hopes to assure those who acknowledge their sins, whether great or small, that God is merciful and will make His face shine upon them.  The reading is especially significant to us here in 2013 to realize that this […]

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Lenten Devotional – Thursday, March 21

  By Rachel Gardiner Psalm 31:9-16 “When I say… “I am a Christian” I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin’.” I’m whispering “I was lost, Now I’m found and forgiven.” When I say… “I am a Christian” I don’t speak of this with pride. I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide. […]

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Lenten Devotional – Wednesday 20

Wednesday, March 20 By Russell Lamb Psalm 20, Habakkuk 3:2-15 and Luke 18:31-34 Today’s society is, in many ways, defined by electronic connections.  Facebook, LinkedIn, texting, and emailing are all ways to expand your connections and friend network, to be always reachable by others and to be always available for others.  Yet while the network […]

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Lenten Devotional – March 18, 2013

By Reggie Williams Psalm 20 “Where We Need to Be” The hope.  The anticipation.  The joy.  The moment.   This is the moment.  You are not alone in it.  When we toil…yearn…give…receive… dance…mourn…pray…we are not alone.  God is with us.  God is working through us as we connect with one another throughout our oft-too-challenging lives. Our […]

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Lenten Devotional – March 15

By Kendalle Cobb Philippians 2:25-3:1 Epaphroditus, why was he the one to get sent to help Paul? And then, why did he get sick and almost die? And why does Paul have to justify to the Philippians why this man that almost died is coming home? If I were Paul, I would feel bad that […]

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By Mary Bright Isaiah 43:1-7 To Whom Do We Belong? All of us seek “to belong” as part of our identities.  We are part of a family, live in a particular community, practice a certain profession, join a certain social group or political party, are a fan of a particular team.  We surround ourselves with […]

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