05/19/2017

It's Not About Me

My title for this devotion is the way Rick Warren started his multi-million best-seller, The Purpose Driven Life. It could serve as a motto for every church member. Archbishop William Temple once said, “The church is the only organization ...

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05/12/2017

The Origin of Mother's Day

Okay, it may be a little slack of me just to send a video for a devotion today, but this takes about the same time to watch as something I would write. It offers a wonderful history of Mother's Day and its founders. I believe you'll not only enjoy ...

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05/5/2017

Pass It On

Her name was Mildred Swicegood. I learned about her when I was 18 years old, though I hadn't met her. I just knew there was a scholarship in her name at the college I was going to attend. The scholarship was for students planning to go into ...

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04/28/2017

Upthrusts of Underlying Providence

That title comes from one of my favorite spiritual writers, Frederick Buechner. He was describing the unique way he experiences God's presence as sudden, unexpected upthrusts of love, hope or comfort. I was reminded of that quote looking at my ...

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04/21/2017

Moving the Finish Line

On New Year's morning, I shared with the congregation my plan to run a half-marathon the following Saturday. You have to understand this was a big deal for me-I am not a natural runner, in fact I doubt I had run more than a continuous mile ...

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04/13/2017

Being Jesus' Guy

"Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, 'The Teacher says, My time is near; I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.'"                             ...

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03/31/2017

Water Servers for Christ

Go to most sit-down restaurants and what is the first thing your server does? Fills your water glass, right? In all our discussion about water this Lent, let's remember that water also symbolizes a basic act of hospitality.   There is a ...

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03/17/2017

The Oxford Evangelist

Forgive me for using my devotion to plug a friend's book, but I believe you'll be glad to be introduced to this resource. My longtime colleague, Dr. Mike Gehring, has just published his first book about C.S. Lewis, The Oxford Evangelist. It's a ...

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03/6/2017

Meek and Mighty

In getting ready for our Lent series, focusing on water, I thought of an observation by the ancient Chinese philosopher Laozi. He noted that water is the softest of all substances and yet the strongest. Water is gentle and follows the form of ...

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02/24/2017

Tithing for More

  Lent, the six-week season leading up to Easter, takes its name from an old Anglo-Saxon word which means lengthen. This is the time of year when the darkness of winter diminishes and the days lengthen as spring appears. (Not too spiritual I ...

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