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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|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]