26 Oct 2021 0 Comment

Love, the Greatest Renewable Energy!

Author: John Bisceglia   "The greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and your neighbor as yourself."   In our Bible study a few weeks ago, there was a passage about doing the...
19 Oct 2021 0 Comment

It Doesn’t Matter

Author: Carolyn Gard When I was growing up in the 1950s I went to many Cleveland Indians baseball games with my father. My favorite player for many years was Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League. It wasn’t...
12 Oct 2021 0 Comment

Light of Love

Author: Nicole Speer The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. ~John 1:5 When I decided to run for public office, I knew I was embarking on a journey that would test my faith. I expected the hardest part...
5 Oct 2021 0 Comment

REFLECTIONS from the PETRIFIED FOREST

Author: Karen Hoover We had the opportunity in August to make a 3-week road trip out to California with stops in several National Parks, COVID-delayed visits with family and friends, and the special opportunity to deliver a carload...
28 Sep 2021 0 Comment

God is Here to Help me and you

Author: Betsy Turner Barrett As I face this blank page, trying to begin this devotional, I realize that my challenge to address this blank page feels familiar. Why does this feel familiar? Ahhh, I think I know . . . I’ve felt this...
21 Sep 2021 0 Comment

What is the Plan?

Author: Nancy Wade As a young child, I was unaware of the intricacies of my parents’ lives and of the decisions that were required of them as adults. My younger brother and I were born into different birth families in the 1950’s and...
14 Sep 2021 0 Comment

Companions on the Journey

Author: Amy Ostwald  For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20 ***************** I have rarely been at total peace in my life. There is usually a question that is knocking around...
7 Sep 2021 0 Comment

Dayanu: It Would Have Been Enough

Author: Susan Rose One of my favorite local hikes is the Dakota Ridge trail on Mount Sanitas, only about five minutes by car from my home. The trail has one spot that is very steep and is set up like a stone staircase: a labor of love...
31 Aug 2021 0 Comment

One Little Apple

Author: Amy Ostwald Romans 1:11-12 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. ********* From our view at...
24 Aug 2021 0 Comment

A Smudge and an Ugly Sneer

Author: Jean Abbott  Jean Abbott, M.D., is a mostly retired emergency medicine physician. The following is a condensed version of a meditation she shared last month at evening church. Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures,...