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February 25- Mad as a Hatter

Read: Abram returned from defeating the kings who had taken his nephew. Then Melchizedek, priest of God Most High, brought out bread and wine. He blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram…

February 24- Falling So Soon?

Read: When a famine struck the land, Abram went down toward Egypt to live as an immigrant since the famine was so severe in the land. Just before he arrived in Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know you are a good-looking woman. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is…

February 23- Free to Follow

Read: Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” -Genesis 12:1-2 Reflect: This…

February 21- Begging

Read: We beg you as Christ’s representatives, “Be reconciled to God!” God caused the one who didn’t know sin to be sin for our sake so that through him we could become the righteousness of God. Since we work together with him, we are also begging you not to receive the grace of God in…

February 20- Enough

Read: We didn’t bring anything into the world and so we can’t take anything out of it: we’ll be happy with food and clothing. But people who are trying to get rich fall into temptation. They are trapped by many stupid and harmful passions that plunge people into ruin and destruction. The love of money…

February 18 – Toe in the water

Read: “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. . . Jesus came saying, ‘Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust the good news!’” -Mark 1:1, 15 Consider: She thought she would check it out- just to see if the water was…

A Prayer for the New Year

A prayer for the New Year: A blank slate, a fresh page, a perfectly empty canvass . . .2015. Good God, thank you for new beginnings. Without second chances, none of us would stand a chance. As the calendar extends your grace to us, help us extend such grace to each other. Let us leave…

December 24 – Which Story?

read: “When the angels had left them, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” -Luke 2:15 reflect: Which story will you choose to enter into today? Things as they are, with a little Christmas gift to distract you…

December 23 – Subversive Singing

read: “Nearby shepherds were living in the fields, guarding their sheep at night. The Lord’s angel stood before them, the Lord’s glory shone around them, and they were terrified. The angel said, ‘Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people. Your savior is born today in David’s city….

December 19 – A Crown for Ashes

read: “He has sent me . . .to provide for Zion’s mourners, to give them a crown instead of ashes, oil of joy in place of mourning, a mantle of praise in place of discouragement.” -Isaiah 61:3 reflect: This time of year can be so much fun. it can also be hard for people who…

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