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JulAug 2019

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True Worship

Christy Bailey

True worship is a response to God’s glory, the evidence of God’s presence and power displayed in our lives…

08/09/19 at 12:50 PM

Worship in the Ordinary

A. C. Gheen

For many of us, the word worship conjures up images of choirs, cathedrals, pastors, praise bands, liturgies, long sermons, baptisms, and (perhaps) boredom. Could the word mean more?…

08/08/19 at 07:58 AM

Walking My Prayers

Richard Lawton

I have trouble sitting still to pray. My mind works better when my body is active. Every morning, I walk for an hour. For about forty-five minutes of that…

08/07/19 at 11:59 AM

For the Love of God

Sally Kamerling

Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31b (NRSV)

You are busy with church, school, homework, after-school sports and clubs, chores at home. In the hustle and bustle of every day, it’s hard to feel the presence of…

08/07/19 at 07:50 AM


Maryann, Anna Marie, Elizabeth, Michelle, Tynea & Libby

Is there a right way to worship? Of course not—as long as we do it out of love for God. Using our God-given talents, we can worship by…

08/05/19 at 07:51 AM


Tom Arthur

Right now, visiting Syria is probably not a good idea. Syria is a country torn in two by civil war. We’ve heard these travel alerts before. At one…

08/03/19 at 03:04 PM

Blessed to Be a Blessing

Anne Crumpler

The beatitudes sum up Christian discipleship: We are blessed by God so we can be a blessing to our neighbors.

Crowds of people followed Jesus. They were tattered and…

08/03/19 at 09:09 AM

Loving Enemies: Living for God’s Kingdom

Anne Crumpler

The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5–7 is about the kingdom of God, a new way of living that God promises for the world. The kingdom of…

08/02/19 at 01:45 PM

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Reflect on Scripture

Michael Lichty

Read and reflect on John 8:1–11. The religious leaders were prepared to convict a woman caught in adultery and to carry out her death sentence. Jesus’ response—“Let any one…

08/01/19 at 11:50 AM


Ciona D. Rouse

Thank You, God, for having a plan far greater
than anything we can imagine.
You bring down walls of injustice that we build.
You loosen chains of addiction with
which we shackle ourselves.

07/31/19 at 04:48 PM

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