Devotional – MARY’S SONG

Devotional – MARY’S SONG

Mary’s Song One of the most fascinating things about Mary’s song in Luke 1 is that it’s full of scars. And Mary said,“My soul magnifies the Lord,    and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.    Surely,...
Devotional – MARY’S SONG

Devotional – A SECOND EMMANUEL

 A Second Emmanuel Sometimes things just come together in ways we could never imagine. Back this summer when I first began planning our current sermon series on the Book of Revelation, I never thought I’d still be preaching it deep into Advent. After all, who wants to...
Devotional – MARY’S SONG

Devotional – SADNESS & JOY

 Sadness and Joy In Disney’s Inside Out, a hockey-playing twelve-year-old girl named Riley struggles to adapt to the emotional upheaval of a cross-country move. The story follows two of her emotions — Joy and Sadness — as they embark on a journey across the...
Devotional – MARY’S SONG

Devotional – IN FOCUS

IN FOCUS To pass the time while hunting, I like to look at random things through my binoculars — trees, blades of grass, birds, bugs, and, if I’m lucky, a deer or turkey or two. Binoculars are made to help us see things clearly from a distance, but of course, not all...
Devotional – MARY’S SONG

Devotional – CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER

 CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER  The road up to Kentucky’s Abbey of Gethsemani isn’t paved. It’s rocky and a bit overgrown at times, but at its end is a beautiful wood and stone sanctuary that looks as if it should be nestled somewhere up in the Swiss Alps....