2016 Advent Devotions

Behold!: Cultivating Attentiveness in the Season of Advent by Pamela C. Hawkins Behold is an old-fashioned word we rarely hear these days. It’s not in most modern translations of the Bible. Yet Pamela Hawkins says this word softens the edges of her heart....

2015 Advent Devotions

Embodied Light: Advent Reflections on the Incarnation Why do we celebrate Christmas? Why was Jesus born? What does Jesus’ birth have to do with my life? Embodied Light invites you to ponder our Creator’s daring adventure of becoming human and coming to earth to live...

Make New Life Possible with Giving

Here’s a thoughtful reflection on Luke 24:13-34, the encounter with Jesus on the Emmaus Road.  It was written by Annemarie Klassen and submitted by Sheryl Johnson. "Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the...

Song of Yourself

Today’s Scripture: 1 Peter 4:1-8 8Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. (NRSV) Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) “Song of Myself” by Walt...

Good Friday Prayer: the hosannas have died away

Today’s Scripture: John 19:17-18 17And carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. 18There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them....

The Suffering Servant

Today’s Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:12 53:4 Surely he has borne our infirmities    and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken,    struck down by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions,    crushed for our iniquities; upon him...