Dear Christians, I have recently heard members of my Church family question whether civil disobedience is necessary. I even heard one say in so many words this is not what Jesus did. To you, I offer, prayerfully, an education. I offer this because some of you have unfortunately been educated to see Jesus as someContinue reading “A letter to my Christian family everywhere..”
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, open my eyes and ears that I may see and hear want. Open my heart that I respond with justice. Amen. Scripture(s): Psalm 23: 1 (NRSV) “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” and Ezekiel Ezekiel 34:11-24 (NRSV) “For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search forContinue reading “Justice and Want”
Opening Prayer: Lord, we are all tired. Like David, we are filled with anguish and at points throughout the day overcome by distress and sorrow. Shower your love and peace on us. Refresh us. Cause us to sit by still waters that we may find rest. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 116: 1-7 New International Version (NIV)Continue reading “Sleep Study One”
Opening Prayer: Good morning Lord. The Easter Lilies have been offered. Our rejoicings of “Alleluia” and “He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed” have now echoed out and have become dim by the silence and the monotony of “sheltering in.” Help me to remain physically distant but with a revived, resurrected spirit, reach out intoContinue reading “You Are Witnesses”
Opening Prayer: Open our eyes Lord, I want to see Jesus to reach out and touch you and say that “I love you.” Amen. ~Bob Cull Reading: Luke 24:13-35 (NIV) Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each otherContinue reading ““Just the Facts Ma’am” ~Joe Friday”
Opening Prayer: Lord be with me as I continue to live this life of being sheltered in. Remind me to keep in my prayers, those for whom sheltering in is not an option. Help me to do my part with courage and with joy. Amen. Reading: Colossians 3:12-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clotheContinue reading “The Humble Victor”
Opening Prayer: Lord, I come. I come with my baggage that includes fears, worries, concerns, and sins. I thank you that you already know this and still welcome me. Your arms that are always open for me gather me in and make me rest. Help me to accept my place in your arms. Help meContinue reading “Maundy Thursday: Sacrificed for All”
Opening Prayer: Lord on this Holy Tuesday we thank you that you deeply know us. There probably were many who thought they knew Jesus. But in the end, their surprise at Jesus’ promise to rise again, shows how little they really knew him or took him at his word. Help up to always, always takeContinue reading “Holy Tuesday: Jesus Before Pilate”
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