Everyone has periods of feeling broken, weakened, doubtful or unworthy. That's why we've put together some special playlists over on Spotify (click playlist image to open playlist in a new tab/window). Check the playlists often. We'll be adding new songs to each as they become available: Sometimes, we just feel totally broken beyond repair; like … Continue reading Music to Soothe the Savage Breast
Prayer Father, help us to trust you, to maintain our faith in you when every other force would pull us away from you. Open our ears, your eyes, our hearts and our minds to your will for us and to the gentle voice of your Spirit. In Jesus' name, amen. The Annunciation In the sixth … Continue reading Seeing Red: Daily Study – Day 5
Day 4 Prayer Father, open my heart and mind to receiving your Word and your will. Help me to understand the times in which your Son entered the World and how that relates to the World as it is now. Show me how to apply the lessons he taught to this present time, and give … Continue reading Seeing Red: Daily Study – Day 4
Prayer Father, help me to receive your love for my neighbors, enemies and others easily, eagerly and with joy. Let me see your image in them so that I may better see it in myself. Let me be the vessel through which others find hope, strength, understanding, and support. In Jesus' name, amen. Caveat I have to … Continue reading Read Along With Me: Jesus Outside the Lines – For the Unborn or For the Poor?
What is Lent and why does it last forty days? Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation … Continue reading Let’s Take On Lent!
Prayer God, motivate us to seek justice, even when the outcome won't affect us. In Jesus' name, amen. Politics - Arghhhh! Politics and racial, social and civil injustices are my biggest downfall, my quickest route away from the center that is Christ. I hear the Spirit yelling in my head, "Be in the World, not of … Continue reading Read Along With Me: Jesus Outside the Lines – Red State, Blue State?
Prayer Father, take away my need to be right, erase any lines I've drawn, remove any labels I've made, and open my mind to your Word and your will. Teach me to love others well. In Jesus' name, amen. Proposal: Read Along With Me The times these days seem to be a burden that drags … Continue reading Read Along With Me: Jesus Outside the Lines
Day 3 Prayer Father, open my heart that I can be healed, encouraged and changed by Your word. Open my mind, that I may see in myself what You see in me. Help me to understand my place in Your plan. Help me to realize and accept my position as Your child. In Jesus' name, Amen. … Continue reading Seeing Red: Daily Study – Day 3
Day 2 Prayer Father, thank you for another opportunity to receive the Word. Help me to focus. Empty my mind and heart of doubts and disbelief. Free me from my preconceived notions and ideas. Grant me a new beginning. Fill me with your light. In Jesus name. Amen. Preparing for Time Travel Normally, you don't read … Continue reading Seeing Red: Daily Study – Day 2
So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. Since I have investigated all the reports in close detail, starting from the story’s … Continue reading Seeing Red: Daily Study – Day 1