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30 04, 2020

Thursday, April 30: Bound Together, by Shelby Olive, Communications Associate

2020-04-30T08:38:20-05:00April 30th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Thursday, April 30: Bound Together, by Shelby Olive, Communications Associate

Psalm 122 Song of Praise and Prayer for Jerusalem A Song of Ascents. Of David. 1 I was glad when they said to me,     “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” 2 Our feet are standing     within your gates, O Jerusalem. 3 Jerusalem—built as a city     that is bound firmly together. 4 To it the tribes go up,     the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed for Israel,     to give thanks to the name of the Lord. 5 For there the thrones for judgment were set up,     the thrones of the house of David. 6 Pray for [...]

29 04, 2020

Wednesday, April 29: Escape Route, by Amy Kelley, Director of Program Ministries, Gethsemane

2020-04-29T09:04:22-05:00April 29th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 29: Escape Route, by Amy Kelley, Director of Program Ministries, Gethsemane

Psalm 43 (NRSV) Prayer to God in Time of Trouble 1 Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause     against an ungodly people; from those who are deceitful and unjust     deliver me! 2 For you are the God in whom I take refuge;     why have you cast me off? Why must I walk about mournfully     because of the oppression of the enemy? 3 O send out your light and your truth;     let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill     and to your dwelling. 4 Then I will go to the altar of God,     to God [...]

28 04, 2020

Tuesday, April 28: In the Silence, by Rev. Bill Denham

2020-04-28T08:38:24-05:00April 28th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 28: In the Silence, by Rev. Bill Denham

Psalm 62:5-8 (NRSV) 5 For God alone my soul waits in silence,     for my hope is from him. 6 He alone is my rock and my salvation,     my fortress; I shall not be shaken. 7 On God rests my deliverance and my honor;     my mighty rock, my refuge is in God. 8 Trust in him at all times, O people;     pour out your heart before him;     God is a refuge for us. Selah Reflection: Several years ago, I went on a silent retreat. For those of you who know [...]

27 04, 2020

Monday, April 27: David Was There, by Justin Bair, Associate Director of Worship and Music

2020-04-27T08:56:24-05:00April 27th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Monday, April 27: David Was There, by Justin Bair, Associate Director of Worship and Music

Psalm 69 To the leader: according to Lilies. Of David. 1 Save me, O God,     for the waters have come up to my neck. 2 I sink in deep mire,     where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters,     and the flood sweeps over me. 3 I am weary with my crying;     my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim     with waiting for my God. 4 More in number than the hairs of my head     are those who hate me without cause; many are those who would destroy me,     my enemies who accuse me falsely. What I [...]

24 04, 2020

Friday, April 24: A Question and an Answer, by Rev. Bill Denham

2020-04-24T08:42:23-05:00April 24th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Friday, April 24: A Question and an Answer, by Rev. Bill Denham

Psalm 15 NRSV 1 O Lord, who may abide in your tent?     Who may dwell on your holy hill? 2  Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right,     and speak the truth from their heart; 3 who do not slander with their tongue,     and do no evil to their friends,     nor take up a reproach against their neighbors; 4 in whose eyes the wicked are despised,     but who honor those who fear the Lord; who stand by their oath even to their hurt; 5 who do not lend money at interest,     and do not take a bribe against [...]

24 04, 2020

Hi-ho, Hi-ho, it’s off to work I go

2020-04-24T08:28:46-05:00April 24th, 2020|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Hi-ho, Hi-ho, it’s off to work I go

A PERSONAL PRAYER  Hey God, I spoke with a friend in the oil industry yesterday, who lost his job when his whole team was eliminated. He was grieving the loss - friends he loves, people he has worked with for years, projects he has been a part of making happen. I know he isn't the only one in that state of loss, and there will be more to come. God, I pray for discernment for these folks about what to do next. I pray for your provision for them. I pray for you to lift their spirits, and [...]

23 04, 2020

Thursday, April 23: A New to-do List, by Christy Dulaney, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries

2020-04-23T08:08:38-05:00April 23rd, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Thursday, April 23: A New to-do List, by Christy Dulaney, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries

Scripture: Psalm 37:1-8 (NIV) 1 Do not fret because of those who are evil     or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither,     like green plants they will soon die away. 3 Trust in the Lord and do good;     dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Take delight in the Lord,     and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord;     trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,     your vindication [...]

22 04, 2020

Wednesday, April 22: Tangled, by Amy Kelley, Gethsemane Director of Family Ministries

2020-04-22T10:13:49-05:00April 22nd, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 22: Tangled, by Amy Kelley, Gethsemane Director of Family Ministries

Psalm 30 (NRSV) 1 I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up,     and did not let my foes rejoice over me. 2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,     and you have healed me. 3 O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol,     restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit. 4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones,     and give thanks to his holy name. 5 For his anger is but for a moment;     his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger [...]

21 04, 2020

Tuesday, April 21: Honey and Vinegar, by Rev. Michelle Manuel

2020-04-21T08:39:58-05:00April 21st, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 21: Honey and Vinegar, by Rev. Michelle Manuel

Psalm 5 1 Give ear to my words, O Lord;     give heed to my sighing. 2 Listen to the sound of my cry,     my King and my God,     for to you I pray. 3 O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;     in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch. 4 For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;     evil will not sojourn with you. 5 The boastful will not stand before your eyes;     you hate all evildoers. 6 You destroy those who speak lies;     the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful. 7 [...]

20 04, 2020

Monday, April 20: More Than Those Who Watch for the Morning, by Madison Garcia, Pastoral Intern

2020-04-20T09:52:59-05:00April 20th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Monday, April 20: More Than Those Who Watch for the Morning, by Madison Garcia, Pastoral Intern

Psalm 130 NRSV Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. 2     Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive     to the voice of my supplications! 3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,   Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with you,     so that you may be revered. 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,     and in his word I hope; 6 my soul waits for the Lord     more than those who watch for the morning,     more than those who [...]