Devotions

  • Wednesday of Holy Week: Questioning JesusApril 16, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Readings Matthew 26:57-75 Devotion Peace be with you! Yesterday’s devotion ended with Jesus being arrested and the disciples scattering. Today, Jesus’ trial begins. Once he is arrested, Jesus is taken to a meeting of the Sanhedrin (the Jewish priestly council) led by Caiaphas, the high priest. Everyone is looking for false testimony against Jesus Christ, […]

  • Tuesday of Holy Week: Abandoning JesusApril 15, 2014 - 10:21 am

    Readings Matthew 26:17-56 Devotion At any kind of “last meal,” there is normally a sense of sobriety—and maybe a few tears—as you say goodbye to a good friend. I remember when my best friend, Nathan, moved away my freshmen year of high school. His family had a big party at the VFW where we sang […]

  • Monday of Holy Week: Being BetrayedApril 14, 2014 - 11:23 am

    Readings Matthew 26:14-16                        John 12:1-8 Devotion   As a Christian, I have difficulty understanding how Judas Iscariot could agree to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Matthew 26:15a suggests Judas does it out of greed and seeks to negotiate with the chief priests to get a good price for his betrayal. You probably […]

  • Palm Sunday: Are You With or Against Jesus?April 12, 2014 - 8:05 pm

    Reading Matthew 21:1-10 Devotion As much as I love to travel and meet new people, I love coming home to my church family. Six weeks ago I went downhill skiing in Utah with my brother and my friend. We had so much fun tearing up the slopes and spending time with friends in the evening. […]

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent: Lazarus’ ResurrectionApril 7, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    Reading John 11:1-45 Devotion Peace be with you! Where is God when you get sick with the flu? Where is God when you break your arm during football practice? Where is God when your aunt dies from cancer? You beg him to come and heal you. You beg God to take away your aunt’s cancer, […]

Prayers

  • Photo Credit: Amber Sue Photography, www.ambersuephotography.comFirst Sunday of AdventDecember 2, 2013 - 10:44 pm

    Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for promising Jesus’ return. Help us to be mindful of your presence in a world where darkness threatens to overwhelm us. Remind us to be alert and to be ready for radical change in our existence. Thank you for the hope in your promise. We pray for those individuals having […]

  • Photo Credit: Amber Sue Photography, www.ambersuephotography.comTwenty-Third Sunday after PentecostOctober 27, 2013 - 12:28 am

    Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for understanding we are not prefect. Remind us to humble ourselves by confessing our sins to one another and by forgiving others who sin against us. Lead us to share your grace with others. Thank you for your grace and forgiveness. We pray for those individuals having surgery this week. […]

Blog

  • Death: A Comma, Not a PeriodMarch 28, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    My pastor, Father Ladd Harris, constantly tells us, “Death is not a period but a comma.” My church is an older congregation in Florida’s retirement community, so death is a common occurrence. The congregation understands of returning to God after a long life. But our church has recently suffered two deaths that have made us […]

  • CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90YOUR Freelance Editor: Rebecca Florence MillerMarch 17, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    My wonderful and talented friend, Rebecca Florence Miller, is my copy editor for God the Healer and is looking for extra work in the editing world. If you have seen the improvement in my writing over the past few years, let me tell you a secret: it’s Rebecca, not me. So if you are busy […]

  • Charity: Water – The Baptism of the Lord CampaignJanuary 11, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    For the next ninety days, I am challenging my readers to raise $1200 for Charity: Water to provide water systems in Rwanda, Uganda, India, Honduras, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Malawi. 800 million individuals around the world have no access to clean water. This means children drink and bathe in contaminated water, which means they cannot […]

  • Reflecting on Today Twelve Years AgoSeptember 11, 2013 - 1:11 am

    Peace be with you, my sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ! Twelve years and one day ago the world was smaller. We did not have Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site, besides blogs. We had television and radio. Cell phones, not smart phones, were growing in popularity. I remember getting my first Nokia […]

  • Snap shoot of book cover off of AmazonBook Review: Amos Yong’s The Bible, Disability, and the ChurchMay 20, 2013 - 6:27 pm

    Book Review: The Bible, Disability, and the Church: a New Vision of the People of God by Amos Yong Before I jump right into my first book review, you have to understand who I am as a person and as a Biblical scholar. I am a person with a disability who is the token Christian among […]