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Psalm 121

Psalm 121

By: Chad HyattReflection—v. 3 ‘the one who keeps you will not slumber’The pastor didn’t sleep much that night. She was too alert to rest as she kept ‘watch o’er her flock,’ not unlike certain shepherds on a Christmas night long ago. But the sweet song of angels didn’t...

Tuesday, March 24th

Tuesday, March 24th

By: Brittany Fiscus-van RossumEphesians 5:8-14 Reflection—v. 11 ‘expose them’ Listening to the news about our country’s current state of affairs can be a practice in self-inflicted misery—it’s disheartening. Is there no one above corruption? Is there anyone willing to...

Monday, March 23rd

Monday, March 23rd

By: Brittany Fiscus-van Rossum1 Samuel 16:1-13 Reflection—v. 7 ‘do not look at his appearance’ This story is pretty classic disrupt-the-norm-defy-expectations God. Samuel is seeking the next king of Israel, but surprise! it’s not any of Jesse’s older, stronger, more...

Sunday, March 22nd

Sunday, March 22nd

By: Brittany Fiscus-van Rossum1 Samual 16:1-13 Reflection—v. 2 ‘How can I go? If Saul hears of it...’ I can relate to Samuel’s hesitance after God urges him to seek out the next king of Israel. ‘If Saul finds out I’m looking for his replacement he will literally kill...

Saturday, March 21st

Saturday, March 21st

By: Joyce Evans & Sandra HillPsalm 95 Reflection—v.3 ‘...for the Lord is a great God’ Sandra and Joyce sat in Mercy’s art room discussing their options for housing. They crunched numbers, called some places, and bemoaned the cold rainy weather and their limited...

Friday, March 20th

Friday, March 20th

By: Kevin HarrisPsalm 95 Reflection—v. 2 ‘let us come into his presence...’ God shows us how truly great he is. Our father could have been frustrated with all the groaning and distrust from our ancestors, but God said ‘I will keep my generations for they are mine.’...

Thursday, March 19th

Thursday, March 19th

By: Matthew HyattJohn 4:5-42 Reflection—v. 9-10 ‘The Samaritan woman said to him...Jesus answered her...’ While I was reading this passage, I was taken by three observations. The first was that we are told that Jews and Samaritans do not associate with each other and...

Wednesday, March 18th

Wednesday, March 18th

By: Bethany ApelquistJohn 4:5-42 Reflection—v. 11 ‘Sir, you have no bucket’ We all have a friend who is the practical thinker, the one who points out all the ways a plan could go wrong, the friend who can look at the resources and assess the best way forward. I...

Tuesday, March 17th

Tuesday, March 17th

By: Bethany ApelquistRomans 5:1-11 Reflection—v.5 ‘hope does not disappoint us’ We can’t expect life to be neat and tidy, in fact life is often rather messy. We know that our stories are complicated and full of a range of experiences--some that are so beautiful but...

Monday, March 16th

Monday, March 16th

By: Maurice LattimoreRomans 5:1-11 Reflection--v.8 ‘while we were still sinners Christ died for us’ When I reflect back on this passage, it shows me just how grateful I am for the mercy and grace that was shown to me through our Lord Jesus Christ—which through no...

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