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Monday, April 6th

Monday, April 6th

By: Ivan CooleyMatthew 21:1-11 Reflection—v. 9 ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.’ When the people saw the king coming, they spread cloaks on the ground and broke off palm branches and laid them on the ground. They also waved the palm branches in...

Palm Sunday, April 5th

Palm Sunday, April 5th

By: Ivan CooleyMatthew 21:1-11 Reflection—v. 5 ‘Look, your king is coming to you, humble’ A youth group attended Mercy one day. I was asked to pray at the conclusion of the phenomenal time we had spent together. I ended the prayer with the words “All praise and glory...

Saturday, April 4th

Saturday, April 4th

By: James KingPsalm 130 Reflection—v.1 ‘out of the depth I cry to you, O Lord’ In Psalm 130 it sounds like the people are asking for forgiveness for all the wrong-doings that they’ve done, and they’re waiting on the Lord to answer their prayer. The people have been...

Friday, April 3rd

Friday, April 3rd

By: Isaiah LewisPsalm 130 Reflection—v. 5 ‘I hope, LORD. My whole being hopes, and I wait for God’s promise.’ I have to admit, I have a contentious relationship with hope. There have been some points in my life when hope felt naïve at best and dangerous at worst. I...

Thursday, April 2nd

Thursday, April 2nd

By: Steve SmithRomans 8:6-11 Reflection—v. 6 ‘to set the mind on the spirit is life and peace.’ The spirit is the way you feel like God is with you in your heart. The spirit guides you to be more heart-full--not harmful, but heart-full. Being spiritual is a very...

Wednesday, April 1st

Wednesday, April 1st

By: Maggie LeonardEzekial 37:1-14 Reflection—v. 10 ‘the breath entered them, they came to life and stood’ Breath prayer was an ancient spiritual practice of the church. One of the earliest of these prayers was known as the ‘Jesus Prayer,’ wherein early practitioners...

Tuesday, March 31

Tuesday, March 31

By: Maggie LeonardEzekiel 37:1-14Reflection-v. 14 "I will plant you on fertile land, and you will know that I am the Lord'As I think about this verse in the Lenten context, I am reminded of a poem by my favorite poet, Hafiz. Daniel Ladinsky translates it from Persian...

Monday, March 30

Monday, March 30

By: Maggie LeonardEzekiel 37:1-14Reflection—v. 2 ‘they were very dry’I have a confession for y’all. I kill plants. Especially house plants. I’ve even killed rosemary, which is basically impossible to kill. I don’t do it on purpose, it just comes naturally to me. I...

Sunday, March 29

Sunday, March 29

By: Maggie LeonardEzekiel 37:1-14Reflection—v. 9 ‘dead bodies’Have you ever found yourself so busy that you forgot to eat? I am not one to forget to eat often--but every now and then, the momentum will carry me and I won’t know what time it is, much less that I...

Saturday, March 28

Saturday, March 28

By: David SwankPsalm 23Reflection—v .4 ‘I fear no evil, for you are with me’I was in good health for a 61 year old man, or so I thought until 3 months ago when I suddenly became ill. I was forced to see a doctor at Grady where I was checked in as a patient. The...

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