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So far Shelby Olive has created 383 blog entries.
8 06, 2020

June 8: A Startling Diagnosis, by Lynzey Guidry, M.Div., Youth Director – Gethsemane Campus

2020-06-08T08:24:47-05:00June 8th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on June 8: A Startling Diagnosis, by Lynzey Guidry, M.Div., Youth Director – Gethsemane Campus

1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 24-26 12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. 24 But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the [...]

6 06, 2020

June 6: Waiting in a Broken World, by Tiffanie Villasana, Member of 10 Years

2020-06-22T10:17:34-05:00June 6th, 2020|Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on June 6: Waiting in a Broken World, by Tiffanie Villasana, Member of 10 Years

John 16:32-33 32 A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my father is with me. 33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. Reflection: We live in a broken world. I can’t think of a time that illustrates that more literally than now. 2020 has been a year already, hasn’t it! A global pandemic, [...]

5 06, 2020

People Need to know The Story!

2020-06-05T12:19:32-05:00June 5th, 2020|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on People Need to know The Story!

I was in a casual conversation a few days ago with one of our members. We found ourselves discussing all the challenges going on around us - the death of George Floyd, the peaceful protests as well as the violent ones, the Covid-19 virus, the unemployment, the divisions in our country, and all the rest of it. My friend then asked, "What is wrong with us? Is there any hope?" It is the right question for us to ask... This Sunday, we begin a sermon series, "The Story of God and Us." Over the next eight weeks, we [...]

5 06, 2020

June 5: There Is Hope in Our History, by Charity Autry, Member of 10 years, Sunday School Leader, VBS Chair, Children’s Ministry Council

2020-06-05T12:13:22-05:00June 5th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on June 5: There Is Hope in Our History, by Charity Autry, Member of 10 years, Sunday School Leader, VBS Chair, Children’s Ministry Council

Genesis 3:6-7 (NIV) 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Reflection: We all know this passage from Genesis. The point at which Adam and Eve changed the world forever. We have heard [...]

4 06, 2020

June 4: Let Go and Hold On (Hope and Love), by Amy Kelley, Director of Program Ministries, Gethsemane

2020-06-05T08:24:50-05:00June 4th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on June 4: Let Go and Hold On (Hope and Love), by Amy Kelley, Director of Program Ministries, Gethsemane

Romans 12:9-21 (CEB) 9 Love should be shown without pretending. Hate evil, and hold on to what is good. 10 Love each other like the members of your family. Be the best at showing honor to each other. 11 Don’t hesitate to be enthusiastic—be on fire in the Spirit as you serve the Lord! 12 Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of God’s people, and welcome strangers into your home. 14 Bless people who harass you—bless and don’t curse them. 15 Be happy [...]

3 06, 2020

June 3: Seek and Ye Shall Find, by David Swift, Member since 2009

2020-06-03T08:42:18-05:00June 3rd, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on June 3: Seek and Ye Shall Find, by David Swift, Member since 2009

Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV) 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Reflection: Five years ago, I received the call no one ever wants to receive from my mom. My dad had collapsed at work and was being rushed to the hospital. My wife and I had just spent the day before celebrating the birth of our niece with my sister and brother-in-law and parents, who [...]

2 06, 2020

June 2: Spiritual Moments, by Ben Halladay, Member of The Table Sunday School Class and Contemporary Worship Hospitality Team Lead

2020-06-02T08:05:23-05:00June 2nd, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on June 2: Spiritual Moments, by Ben Halladay, Member of The Table Sunday School Class and Contemporary Worship Hospitality Team Lead

John 4:21-24 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” Reflection: I’m not a biblical expert, [...]

1 06, 2020

Monday, June 1: Before the Start, by Rev. Michelle Manuel and Shelby Olive, Communications Associate

2020-05-31T22:02:50-05:00June 1st, 2020|Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Monday, June 1: Before the Start, by Rev. Michelle Manuel and Shelby Olive, Communications Associate

Today we will go to the beginning… the very beginning. Genesis 1:1-5. 1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. Reflection: There is great benefit to reading [...]

29 05, 2020

Friday, May 29: Grace in the Curse, by Shelby Olive, Communications Associate

2020-05-29T11:49:29-05:00May 29th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Friday, May 29: Grace in the Curse, by Shelby Olive, Communications Associate

Psalm 109 Prayer for Vindication and Vengeance To the leader. Of David. A Psalm. 1 Do not be silent, O God of my praise. 2 For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. 3 They beset me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. 4 In return for my love they accuse me, even while I make prayer for them. 5 So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love. 6 They say, “Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser stand on his right. 7 When he is tried, let him be found [...]

29 05, 2020

Come, Holy Spirit!

2020-05-29T11:45:03-05:00May 29th, 2020|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Come, Holy Spirit!

Gracious God - Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Today, I pray for my Church. On that day of Pentecost, two millennia ago, you chose to come as Spirit and shape us into a community to be your presence in the world, a people to be shaped not by regulations but by the Spirit, a people who live and love like Jesus, a unified movement to actually be your body in the world. You breathed your Spirit into our lungs that we together might be your resurrected body. And you have never given up on us. We are "by schisms [...]