10 Dec 2019 0 Comment

Practicing Patience

Author: Diana Shellenberger   “Love is patient and kind.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5   It is no accident that patience is the first affirmative quality of love St. Paul identifies in this verse. Patience is the ground...
3 Dec 2019 0 Comment

Us Vs. Them – Really?

Author: Nancy Wade Humans can only process a limited amount of change in a short period of time without experiencing anxiety. It’s a natural human reaction – but how we respond to that anxiety is social. When societies experience...
26 Nov 2019 0 Comment

You, O God, Are My Refuge and My Home

You, O God, Are My Refuge and My Home Psalm 139, freely interpreted.   Author: Hilde Raastad I have a roof over my head, no bombs are falling, There is food in my kitchen and I know where I will sleep tonight. So,...
19 Nov 2019 0 Comment

Reflections on Humility

Author: Susan Rose “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 Over the last several years, I’ve given much thought and soul-searching to the visceral experience of self-inflation and...
12 Nov 2019 0 Comment

Creating Spiritual Security

Author: Diana Shellenberger “In a world where every lie has currency, is not anxiety the more real and the more human reaction? Now anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity. . . . And there is a far worse anxiety, a far worse...
5 Nov 2019 0 Comment

Pretending to Be You

by Pedro S. Silva II   Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; Ephesians 5:1-2 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved...
29 Oct 2019 0 Comment

A Crown to the Aged

Author: Nancy Wade Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6 As a busy single mother in the 1990’s, I was fortunate to live close to my own mother who had been widowed...
22 Oct 2019 0 Comment

Befriending Your Shadow

Author: Ed Hall “Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”  Matthew 7: 3 Scott Jeffrey describes the shadow as “the dark side of our personality because it...
15 Oct 2019 0 Comment

Called to Trust

Author: Kathy Dansky “Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) For my 70th birthday, I decided to...
8 Oct 2019 0 Comment

Too Many Bibles

Author: Carolyn Gard  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1 While looking for a Bible verse to go with one of my devotionals, I decided I could simply look it up on the Internet. I found an appropriate...