Friday, December 6th

Friday, December 6th

By: Ivan CooleyIsaiah 2:1-5 Reflection—v.4 ‘they shall beat their swords into plowshares’ I strayed from church for two years while still being homeless. When I came back and rededicated myself, the LORD saw fit to provide me with a home. I say the LORD provided me...
Thursday, December 5th

Thursday, December 5th

By: Ivan CooleyIsaiah 2:1-5 Reflection—v. 2 ‘the mountain of the Lord’s house will be established’ I was homeless for more years than I care to say. My life was that of addiction, false starts, incompletion, and most of all, an inconsistency that would not allow me to...
Wednesday, December 4th

Wednesday, December 4th

By: Chad HyattIsaiah 2:1-5 Reflection—v. 4 ‘they shall beat their swords into plowshares’ We sing a song at Mercy about going down by the riverside, laying down burdens and swords and shields, and all the while walking with the Prince of Peace. I imagine the nations...
Tuesday, December 3rd

Tuesday, December 3rd

By: Chad HyattPsalm 122 Reflection—v. 8 ‘For… my relatives and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.”’ Wouldn’t it be great to feel good about our institutions again? Our psalm is a pilgrim psalm—the prayerful song of someone going up to the Temple for worship....
Monday, December 2nd

Monday, December 2nd

By: Chad HyattMatthew 24:36-44 Reflection—v. 42 ‘keep awake’ Advent seems like a strange time to talk about Apocalypse. But whether we are tempted to look ahead to the Second Coming or look back at the nativity of Jesus, Matthew seems to suggest that we ought to be...
Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy

Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy

By: Bethany ApelquistThis liturgy was created by Rev. Bethany Apelquist, a long-time member of the Mercy Community who now pastors a church in Warner Robins, GA. Bethany’s church community is using Mercy’s devotionals throughout the season of Advent and...
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