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  • Fighting the Good FightOctober 28, 2016 - 6:59 am

    Peace be with you! I have a handful of letters scattered around my house waiting for me to rediscover them occasionally as I go about my activities. Somewhere in my office is a tattered postcard that my mom sent me when I first went to college in 2002. She writes about her first Christian booksellers […]

  • Freedom in ForgivenessJune 12, 2016 - 6:47 am

    Fourth Sunday of Pentecost: Galatians 2:1 5-21 and Luke 7:36-50 Peace be with you! In the musical Les Miserables, Jean Valjean is an ex-convict whose crime was stealing a piece of bread for a starving relative. Upon coming out of prison, Valjean is determined to turn away from the harsh life of prison and help […]

  • The Good News of Jesus Christ, not PeopleJune 5, 2016 - 6:50 am

    Big & Rich own the rights to the lyrics and music. Video found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j22H2hxGHo.   Third Sunday of Pentecost: Galatians 1:11-24 Peace be with you! Have you ever watched a television evangelist preaching about fiery hell? “Call my 800 number to make a donation to [whatever “it” is] and receive answers to all your […]

  • Faithful Christian To-Do List to Enter the Kingdom of GodMay 29, 2016 - 2:31 pm

    Second Sunday after Pentecost: Galatians 1:1-12 Peace be with you! I begin my week by making my to-do list on Sunday evenings. I write down my appointments and meetings in brown. Then I write down what I need or would like to accomplish each day of the week—items in blue are household tasks; items in […]

  • Learning from the Holy SpiritMay 22, 2016 - 4:14 pm

    Trinity Sunday: Romans 5:1-5 and John 16:12-15 Peace be with you! In college, I studied direct marketing, and the professors did not use textbooks, because as soon as they were printed they would be outdated. Instead of textbooks, marketing professors required us to read articles from eMarketer and The New York Times to learn the […]

  • Bringing People of All Abilities TogetherMay 15, 2016 - 6:44 am

    Day of Pentecost: Acts 2:1-21 Peace be with you! According to Dictionary.com, disability is “a physical or mental handicap, especially one that prevents a person from living a full, normal life or from holding a gainful job.” The word disability has a negative connotation, and its definition implies anyone with a disability—let alone someone with […]

  • Empowering Us with the Holy SpiritMay 8, 2016 - 5:54 am

    Ascension of Our Lord: Luke 24:44-53 Peace be with you! Every Mother’s Day I think about all of the strong women who have influenced me. My elementary special education team always pushed me to do better and to meet my goals. My lead teacher for seven years helped me develop my writing skills. My physical […]

  • Erasing DistinctionsApril 24, 2016 - 6:44 pm

    Peace be with you! The moment everything changes takes your breath away, causes your heels to dig in, and a firm “no” to come out. Fear replaces happiness; anxiety replaces peace; questions replace answers. Sometimes the change takes place over time, as with a child taking on more responsibilities. Other times the change happens in […]

  • Who is Jesus?April 17, 2016 - 7:31 am

      Peace be with you! As Christians, we live in, but are not of, the world. Friends, family members, and colleagues question why we do things differently than the world. They ask us to leave God out of it. They get uncomfortable when we pray before meals or during times of tragedy. The world asks […]

  • Jesus Asks, “Do You Love Me?”April 10, 2016 - 7:54 am

      Peace be with you! There is nothing more intimidating than being interrogated by your mother. Somehow mothers always know the truth, even before and in the midst of questioning you.[i] My mother always catches me in my lies right away. For example, when I try to change plans with her so I can go […]

Each week I post a devotion based on the Revised Lectionary. Most of the devotions are centered around the theme healing, though other topics will arise from time to time. My vision is to help individuals understand the three dimensions of healing and to create an understanding that healing is not just physical.

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