St. Nicholas Day – December 6, 2021

St. Nicholas Day – December 6, 2021

You don’t hear much about St. Nicholas Day in the Protestant tradition, so here are some interesting facts about him and this day. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Saint-Nicholas-Day Happy  St. Nicholas Day. How can you be more generous to those around you...
Adult Advent Announcement

Adult Advent Announcement

David A. Redding, from If I Could Pray Again (1965) O Lord, Let Advent begin again In us, Not merely in commercials; For that first Christmas was not Simply for children, But for the Wise and the strong. It was Crowded around that cradle, With kings kneeling. Speak to...
Why Are We Going This Way? Walking in Faith Into the Unknown

Why Are We Going This Way? Walking in Faith Into the Unknown

heather wagner Sometimes, when we can’t see the road ahead of us, we need to walk by faith, trusting that God will guide our path. Like a little child with unwavering faith in her daddy’s ability to lead and protect her, we can trust that Jesus will continue to steer...
O Comforting Fire of Spirit

O Comforting Fire of Spirit

Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) O Comforting Fire of Spirit O comforting fire of Spirit, Life, within the very Life of all Creation. Holy you are in giving life to All. Holy you are in anointing those who are not whole; Holy you are in cleansing a festering wound. O...
Spiritual Breathing

Spiritual Breathing

Both Scripture and prayer are absolutely vital in terms of how God changes us, and you can’t have one without the other…. …Just take this idea of inhaling. When you are reading Scripture, you’re taking in oxygen into your spiritual lungs, so to speak. It’s...
Five Different Types of Prayer to Refresh Your Joy

Five Different Types of Prayer to Refresh Your Joy

siv ricketts Have you ever felt awkward when asked to pray aloud in front of a group of others? Or wonder why eloquent prayers seem to flow from everyone else’s mouths but not from yours? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Fortunately, God doesn’t need eloquent or...
How to Pray with the Bible

How to Pray with the Bible

post by Amy Boucher Pye …God comforts us through what we read. Sometimes He corrects us or convicts us; often He teaches us as He imparts His wisdom. The Bible’s story of God and His people is one of intimacy and communication. The unreachable, unknowable God...
Struggling to read the Bible? Try these 2 things…

Struggling to read the Bible? Try these 2 things…

by Alex Goodwin …If the Bible is so important, why is it such a struggle to read? Why do I so often end up confused, frustrated, and bored?… Despite how I treated His book, God gently guided me into the presence and friendship of people who had been...
4 Ways to Redeem Your Time

4 Ways to Redeem Your Time

The next two (2) weeks are Fall Break for different schools. Below are some helpful ways to reset during the break and redeem your time. by: Jaquelle Crowe Ferris 1. Give and Do Your Best 2. Enjoy God’s Gifts 3. Sacrifice the Idol of Comfort 4. Live in Light of...
4 Mistakes to Avoid in Interpreting Scripture

4 Mistakes to Avoid in Interpreting Scripture

“This is confirmation: she is the one you have chosen for me! I’m going to marry her! Thank you so much, Lord, for speaking to me so clearly through your Word.” I journaled those words as a nineteen-year-old college student. I had been dating this girl for a handful...