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So far Sally Penning has created 42 blog entries.
8 05, 2020

Pass the love on (Mom’s Day)

2020-05-08T10:16:35-05:00May 8th, 2020|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pass the love on (Mom’s Day)

A PERSONAL PRAYER God, I am so thankful today for all those who have loved me. Grandparents. Parents. In-laws. Amazing wife. Children. Friends. Teachers. Pastors. Youth counselors. Coaches. And I am so thankful for the ways they loved me. Peanut butter sandwiches and bean with bacon soup. Car rides. Words of encouragement. Tuition payments. Challenges, and hard conversations. Smiles in the hallway. Laughter. Hugs and kisses. Moments of forgiveness and forbearance. Each of them flow over me to shape me into who you want me to be. God, today I will have the opportunity to pass on that same love, [...]

8 05, 2020

Friday, May 8: The God Who Dwells, by St. Luke’s Pastoral Staff

2020-05-08T09:53:21-05:00May 8th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Friday, May 8: The God Who Dwells, by St. Luke’s Pastoral Staff

Psalm 132 The Eternal Dwelling of God in Zion 1 O Lord, remember in David’s favor all the hardships he endured; 2 how he swore to the Lord and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob, 3 “I will not enter my house or get into my bed; 4 I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, 5 until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” 6 We heard of it in Ephrathah; we found it in the fields of Jaar. 7 “Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at [...]

7 05, 2020

Thursday, May 7: Flipping, by Suzi Pitts

2020-05-07T10:01:00-05:00May 7th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Thursday, May 7: Flipping, by Suzi Pitts

Psalm 143 1 Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you. 3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead. 4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed. 5 I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. 6 I spread out my [...]

23 03, 2020

The Lord, Shepherd and Host by Will Toney

2020-03-26T08:02:49-05:00March 23rd, 2020|Student Devotionals|Comments Off on The Lord, Shepherd and Host by Will Toney

Psalm 23 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3     he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness [...]

13 03, 2020

Join us online!

2020-03-20T13:02:04-05:00March 13th, 2020|Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Join us online!

Dear St. Luke's Family, After conversations with health officials in the medical center and city regarding COVID-19, St. Luke's will move to Livestream only worship for the next two weeks, March 15 and March 22. At that point, we will reevaluate, and make decisions about moving forward. Both contemporary and traditional services will be Livestreamed at their usual times. We hope you will register your attendance on the site, and participate as fully as you can in the worship. https://www.stlukesmethodist.org/livestream/. Sunday School classes will not meet. Unless there is another notice, all other groups, ministries, or services will not meet [...]

6 03, 2020

Not Far From Home by Jim Roman

2020-03-06T10:51:33-06:00March 6th, 2020|75|Comments Off on Not Far From Home by Jim Roman

It's no secret to those close to me that I don't like to venture far from home when I don't have to. So when I made the move all by myself from suburban Moorestown, NJ to Houston, TX, it was a big deal. I had just finished graduate school and accepted a full-time position as organist and worship coordinator of a large, Houston-area church. Not long after moving here, my now-wife Grace and I got engaged and she moved to Houston to be with me. We got married a year later and things were going pretty well. However, just a [...]

6 03, 2020

Mission Trips By Bobbie Wisecup

2020-03-06T10:45:42-06:00March 6th, 2020|75|Comments Off on Mission Trips By Bobbie Wisecup

I have been involved in the life of the church since May of 1959, most notably in our woodshop and as an outreach volunteer on mission trips. Starting in 1986 with a trip to Jamaica, I have been on 24 St. Luke’s sponsored mission trips in a variety of countries over almost 30 years. My professional training as a nurse was utilized during many of the trips, but I was called into service to do anything that needed doing like installing siding, carrying wheelbarrows of rocks and painting. One thing that was immediately apparent anywhere we traveled was that though [...]

6 03, 2020

Coronavirus, and more

2020-03-06T09:45:15-06:00March 6th, 2020|Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Coronavirus, and more

Dear St. Luke's Family, As cases of the coronavirus begin to be present in the Houston area, it is even more important that we all take precautions to ensure our health and safety. At St. Luke's, we take this situation very seriously, and we encourage you to follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and other public health leaders to take the following steps: Please stay home if you are feeling ill. Any sneezing and coughing will raise the concerns of others. Remember that in worship, there may be people who are of higher risk than you are. [...]