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09/8/21

Starry, Starry Night

DAILY READING Psalm 22:23-31 Genesis 15:1-6, 12-18 FIELD NOTES Several years ago my husband and I vacationed in Maine. One cold, clear evening we drove to the top of Cadillac…

09/7/21

Wishes

DAILY READING Psalm 77 Proverbs 30:1-9 FIELD NOTES Do you remember fairy tales in which the main character would be granted “three wishes” by a genie and she would agonize…

09/6/21

Before and After

DAILY READING Psalm 77 Ephesians 2:1-10 FIELD NOTES I am a sucker for a good “before and after” story. It doesn’t matter what it is. It might be photos of…

09/4/21

The Danger of Riches

DAILY READING Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Exodus 16:22-30 Matthew 19:23-30 FIELD NOTES William Barclay writes regarding these verses in Matthew,  “Riches have three main effects on a [person’s] outlook: Riches encourage…

09/3/21

Examine Yourselves

DAILY READING Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Exodus 16:1-21 2 Corinthians 13:5-10 FIELD NOTES In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul encourages the church to examine themselves to see if they…

09/2/21

Bitterness and Complaining

DAILY READING Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Exodus 15:22-27 2 Corinthians 13:1-4 FIELD NOTES As anyone with survival skills will tell you, one of the most important things to find when lost…

09/1/21

A Mentor’s Legacy

DAILY READING Psalm 77 2 Kings 2:1-18 Mark 11:20-25 FIELD NOTES This story in 2 Kings depicts Elisha sticking close to his mentor Elijah throughout a long journey so that…

08/31/21

Sharing Our Story

DAILY READING Psalm 77 Nehemiah 9:9-15 Romans 14:13-15:2 FIELD NOTES The book of Nehemiah tells the story of the newly returned Israelites from exile. The fragile community suffers under the…

08/30/21

Living By Faith

DAILY READING Psalm 77 Joshua 3:1-17 Hebrews 11:23-29 FIELD NOTES When I was a hospice chaplain, one of my patients was a 97-year-old woman from Jamaica named Betty. Talking with…

08/28/21

The Lord’s Prayer

DAILY READING Matthew 6:7-15 FIELD NOTES Again, from The Voice translation: 9 Your prayers, rather, should be simple, like this:     Our Father in heaven,         let Your name remain holy. 10      Bring about Your…