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Ash Wednesday, February 26th

Ash Wednesday, February 26th

By: Chad HyattMatthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Reflection—v. 1, ‘Beware of practicing your righteousness’ I’m a pretty weird guy—I really love Ash Wednesday and Lent. I love the smells and bells when we gather with other neighborhood churches. I love the imposition of ashes and...

January 6th–Epiphany

January 6th–Epiphany

By: Chad HyattEphesians 3:1-12 Reflection—v. 10 ‘made known to the rulers and authorities’ As I write, I call to mind my community. I can see it, loud and brash and rowdy. I marvel at it, so compassionate and generous and forgiving. Truth be told, I am overwhelmed by...

Sunday, January 5th

Sunday, January 5th

By: Sid Imes-Burkett Jeremiah 31:7-14 I invite you to read the Jeremiah passage again (starting at verse one for bonus points). Take it in slowly, savor it, and walk in to the text. What do you see? Hear? Feel? Where are you in this gathering? With whom do you walk?...

Saturday, January 4th

Saturday, January 4th

By: Bethany ApelquistPsalm 148 Reflection—v.5b ‘God commanded and they were created’ God Commanded and they were created, I love that, I love that we serve a God who can create beauty out of nothing with a single command. In a world that is so often filled with war,...

Friday, January 3rd

Friday, January 3rd

By: Kevin WhitsideHebrews 2:10-13 Reflection—v.11 ‘not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters’ It’s clear that it’s not angels that Jesus helps, but people. Jesus was made like his brothers and sisters in every way and is merciful and faithful. In a practical...

Thursday, January 2nd

Thursday, January 2nd

By: Kevin HarrisIsaiah 63:7-9 Reflection—v.9 ‘he lifted them up and carried them…’ When I read this passage, I felt as though God had increased me completely. I was able to ponder and be grateful for the many gifts the Lord has allowed me to experience. This year it...

Wednesday, January 1st

Wednesday, January 1st

By: Bethany ApelquistIsaiah 63:7-9 Reflection—v. 7 ‘I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord’ In a world that is often complicated and filled with violence and hardship, I love that we see Isaiah doing the brave work of recounting the gracious deeds of God. In...

Tuesday, December 31st

Tuesday, December 31st

By: Jill Oglesby-Evans Isaiah 63:7-9 Reflection—v. 9 ‘It was no messenger or angel but God’s presence that saved them’ In The Infinite Game, Simon Sinek explores the concept of finite and infinite games. In a finite game there is a clear beginning, middle and end, the...

Monday, December 30th

Monday, December 30th

By: Matthew HyattHebrews 2:10-18 Reflection—v. 14 ‘he himself likewise shared the same things’ When I read this passage, the words empathy and understanding popped into my head. Often, when we are upset or hurt, others will do their best to comfort us. It doesn’t...

Sunday, December 29th

Sunday, December 29th

By: Jennifer ArnoldHebrews 2:10-18 Reflection—v. 15 ‘free those who all their lives were held in slavery by the fear of death’ Recently, my aunt came very close to death. She ended up on a ventilator for several days. After this, my mom told me that she never wants to...

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