The Lord’s prayer is more of a gift than I ever knew and I am ever so grateful, all these years later, that Jesus prepared this prayer for us.
I was lying awake in bed early this morning and found myself praying. Praying for my family and friends, praying for “my enemies.” I don’t really think I have enemies, this is a phrase Jesus used “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:44 - I think of it as praying... Continue Reading →
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death;... Continue Reading →
Romans 12:2-12 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly... Continue Reading →
Sunday, for our worship, I talked about prayer and how it connects us to God and to each other. Our scripture is from the book of Mark, Chapter 5:24-34 [A] large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. She had... Continue Reading →
This morning, I rolled over in bed and picked up my phone. I had gotten out of the habit of doing this in early January but as this virus has taken over, I find myself once again, looking for my phone and catching up on the news before I even get out of the bed.... Continue Reading →
Wisdom… Have you found yourself seeking wisdom these last few weeks and more? Our scripture this week is Proverbs 1: 20-23 Wisdom shouts in the street; in the public square she raises her voice. Above the noisy crowd, she calls out. At the entrances of the city gates, she has her say: “How long will... Continue Reading →
Friends, are you feeling a little anxious this morning? Let's take a moment for a Breath Prayer together. I shared this video with my churches this morning and thought maybe you'd like to join us in prayer too.
Breath. We barely even give it a thought and yet it is vital to life… in more ways than one. Our scripture reading comes from Romans 8:26-28, 38-39 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too... Continue Reading →
This morning, as I was waking, thoughts of gratitude flowed through my mind... The gift of life The air I breathe and the plants and trees that provide it and clean it My feet that carry this body of mine where I want it to go The snooze button for extra morning snuggles Family, Friends, and... Continue Reading →