Lenten Devotionals

The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13

9”Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.10Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.11Give us this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13And do not bring us to the time of trial, but […]

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God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways, Isaiah 55:8-9

8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your  ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Daily Reflection How often do we think we know what is right for us, or that […]

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The True Vine, John 15:1-2

1“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. Daily Reflection I helped Reverend Jen with this year’s confirmation class, and we had a wonderful experience discussing and studying John 15: […]

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Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22-25

22…. the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Daily Reflection When we visit the apple orchard in the fall […]

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My Soul Longs for God, Psalm 42:1

1 As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Daily Reflection The image that comes to mind with this line from Psalm 42 is that of a doe running through the forest in search of a stream she knows is nearby.  She finally comes upon it and dips […]

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For God So Loved, John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Daily Reflection As music speaks to the soul, we reflect on one of the most well-known texts in scripture through the words of a well-known anthem.  Listening Link-YouTube-God […]

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“Worst Day Ever”

Today was the absolute worst day ever And don’t try to convince me that There’s something good in every day Because, when you take a closer look, This world is a pretty evil place. Even if Some goodness does shine through once in a while Satisfaction and happiness don’t last. And it’s not true that […]

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Abide in Me, John 15:3-4

3You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. Daily Reflection Abiding in Christ, being connected with your Faith all […]

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What Does the Lord Require? Micah 6:8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Daily Reflection As a student in high school, I walked past a new synagogue each day on my way to school. On the concave, brick […]

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