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19 06, 2020

God’s Time, by Rachel Fisher, Children’s Ministries Communications Specialist

2020-06-19T08:51:46-05:00June 19th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on God’s Time, by Rachel Fisher, Children’s Ministries Communications Specialist

Luke 1:13-17 (NIV) 13But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. 16 He will bring back many of the people of Israel [...]

19 06, 2020

Your Unfailing Love

2020-06-19T08:25:52-05:00June 19th, 2020|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Your Unfailing Love

A PERSONAL PRAYER Gracious God, Today, I choose you. I choose to love you with my heart, my mind, my soul, my strength. I choose to love the other people you love. I first chose you decades ago, a commitment I made to follow your son Jesus. But I know that there are days I haven’t chosen you, when I haven’t loved you with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength, and I haven’t loved my neighbor as myself. I am quite fickle in my faith – up and down based on events in my world and the circumstances in my life.  While I seek [...]

18 06, 2020

June 18: In the Fruit of the Spirit By Cindy Donaldson, St. Luke’s member since 2012, Children’s Council Chair, Bible study co-leader, The Story prayer team

2020-06-23T10:17:41-05:00June 18th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals, Uncategorized|Comments Off on June 18: In the Fruit of the Spirit By Cindy Donaldson, St. Luke’s member since 2012, Children’s Council Chair, Bible study co-leader, The Story prayer team

Acts 2:2-4 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Reflection: How, when and where does God show up? [...]

17 06, 2020

June 17: God with Us: Flood & Pandemic, by Pat Deckert, Member since 1987

2020-06-17T11:17:27-05:00June 17th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on June 17: God with Us: Flood & Pandemic, by Pat Deckert, Member since 1987

Genesis 8:21-22  21 And when the Lord smelled the pleasing odor, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, for the inclination of the human heart is evil from youth; nor will I ever again destroy every living creature as I have done.22 As long as the earth endures,    seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,summer and winter, day and night,    shall not cease.” Genesis 9:13I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Reflection:Throughout history, as early as the first days of Creation [...]

16 06, 2020

June 16: Rejoice! by Brittney Ford, Children’s Council Member, Children’s Ministries Hospitality Lead, SLUMC member since 2007

2020-06-16T15:46:29-05:00June 16th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on June 16: Rejoice! by Brittney Ford, Children’s Council Member, Children’s Ministries Hospitality Lead, SLUMC member since 2007

Psalm 118:24 “This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Reflection: I love this scripture. It was always an easy one to remember in our VBS memory verse quizzes as a child, and it’s one I can speak aloud daily without second thought. Seeing the sunrise in the morning when I used to be commuting to work always reminded me of this scripture and helped me to start my day off with the right intention and focus. Besides, it’s so easy to rejoice when the chaos of your day hasn’t [...]

15 06, 2020

June 12: Showing up for each other, by Chrissie Prichard, Member since 2007

2020-06-15T09:48:52-05:00June 15th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on June 12: Showing up for each other, by Chrissie Prichard, Member since 2007

John 13:34 I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.” Reflection: As Jesus was preparing to leave this earth, dying on the cross for our sins, one of his last commandments reminds us of the importance of loving one another. Later, in the 14th chapter of John, He confirms that we will never be orphans because God will send the Holy Spirit to be our forever Companion. But because [...]

11 06, 2020

June 11: You Are the One! By Linda Burch, Member since 1972, Good Will Class

2020-06-11T10:59:19-05:00June 11th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|1 Comment

Romans 15:13 (The Message) Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope. Reflection: On December 3, 2004 my dad celebrated his eighty-seventh birthday by having lunch with a friend. While eating, he choked. Later his concerned friend called me to report the incident. I responded that my brother would be coming that evening to spend the night with him to celebrate. When Tom arrived, Dad was experiencing a great deal of physical difficulty. [...]

10 06, 2020

June 10: Separation, by Nancy Walker, Member since 1986

2020-06-10T09:42:25-05:00June 10th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on June 10: Separation, by Nancy Walker, Member since 1986

Scripture:  Romans 8:38–39 (Common English Bible Translation) 38 I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers 39 or height or depth, or any other thing that is created. Reflection: Separation. Since mid-March, separation has become the normal in our world. The Covid-19 virus has separated us from church, from jobs, from family and friends, from all the activities we take for granted every day. Simple things like dinner at a restaurant, a trip to the museum or the [...]

9 06, 2020

June 9: Will We Listen? By Rev. David Horton

2020-06-09T07:57:54-05:00June 9th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on June 9: Will We Listen? By Rev. David Horton

1 Kings 19:11-13 11 He said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.13When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his [...]

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 [...]