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12/23/19

Lo, How a Rose / The Rose

Find a quiet moment in which to watch this video of a hymn from the 15th century encircled by a 20th century lyric, and be blessed.

12/21/19

Healing Priorities

December 21, 2019 DAILY READINGS Matthew 12:9-14This weekend’s scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 FIELD NOTES In this passage, the Pharisees are trying to set a trap for Jesus. He has entered the Pharisees…

12/20/19

Giving Up to Give More

December 20, 2019 DAILY READINGS 1 Corinthians 9:1-16This weekend’s scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 FIELD NOTES From this passage, we learn that some apostles felt the freedom to take advantage of their status…

12/19/19

Jesus, United by Thy Grace

December 19, 2019 DAILY READINGS Galatians 5:2-15This weekend’s scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 FIELD NOTES “Jesus, United by Thy Grace” Jesus, united by thy graceAnd each to each endeared,With confidence we seek thy…

12/18/19

Sent Home

December 18, 2019 DAILY READINGS Mark 5:1-20This weekend’s scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 FIELD NOTES We often use the language of being “sent” in the Church to talk about the ways that God…

12/17/19

What’s at the Bottom of the Pit?

December 17, 2019 DAILY READINGS Psalm 35:1-10This weekend’s scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 FIELD NOTES In Biblical literature, Psalm 35 is what’s called a “complaint” Psalm. There is great danger all around the…

12/16/19

Risk in the Gospel

December 16, 2019 DAILY READINGS Acts 21:17-26This weekend’s scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 FIELD NOTES There is always a measure of risk when we decide to live fully into the mission God has…

12/14/19

Tree Decoration

How might you help the weak, the least, the last, and the lost this Christmas?

12/13/19

Christian Atheists – Christian Agnostics

Are you familiar with the term “Christian atheist?” Of the various meanings, the one that challenges me is “one who believes in an all-powerful God and yet acts as if God does not exist.”

12/12/19

Birthday

I purchase a gift for another as if I am purchasing that gift for Jesus. I ask, “What would delight her if she were Jesus? What would benefit him the most if he were Jesus?”