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He Gives Sleep to His Beloved

But David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went, with his head covered and…

Jesus, the Light of the World

Greetings, fellow acolytes, You are an acolyte, after all. Whether or not you have served in worship as the one…

God’s Will for You

Dear fellow disciples of Jesus, What does God want for your life? What is God’s will for you? There are…

Answering the Door

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will…

A New Heart, a New Spirit

“I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your…

Do We Change God’s Mind When We Pray?

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, I received the following question in response to last week’s email devotion, and it’s a…

What Do You Expect?

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, When you pray, what do you expect? Do you pray with the expectation that you…

Apostle to the Apostles

Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But…

According to Their Ability

“At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by…

You Are What You Eat

“He said to me, O mortal, eat what is offered to you; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the…

Disconnecting to Connect

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, My family recently returned from a week’s vacation. As is the case for many, this…

Our Most Valuable Possession

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, He had become a fixture beside the Beautiful Gate. It didn’t matter the occasion or…

Honoring Their Sacrifice

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, This week our nation paused from our daily business to remember the men and women…

Us vs. the World

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, In our Gospel readings from Sunday morning worship in recent weeks, we have heard Jesus…

Telling My Story

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, What’s your story?  Every Christian has a story (even multiple stories) of God acting to…

The “E” Word

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, Evangelism. The “E” word. It conjures up images of knocking on a stranger’s door, preaching…

Building Trust

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, In my last east email I invited you to create a FRANC list—a list of…

Your FRANC List

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, Who’s on your FRANC list? What’s a FRANC list, you say?I’m so glad you asked.…

The Battle Is the LORD’s

“But David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword and spear and javelin; but I come to…

Funding the Mission

“Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership…

Alleluia! Christ Is Risen!

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He…

She Did What She Could

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, Today is Wednesday of Holy Week. This day has sometimes been called “Spy Wednesday” in…

The Pelican in Her Piety

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, A few years ago I found a cope (basically, a churchy cape) on eBay that…

I Bind Unto Myself This Day

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As a child, this day was marked by two things: green…

God Working for You

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, God is working for you. Now, perhaps that needs some clarifying. God is not working…

Sing a New Song

“O sing to the Lord a new song; for he has done marvelous things.” – Psalm 96:1 Greetings, fellow disciples…

Hoping Against Hope

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, When hope runs out, what do you do? Abraham had been given a promise from…

Memori Morti

“From all sin, from all error, from all evil; from the cunning assaults of the devil; from an unprepared and…

Give Me a Hand

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, Aron Ralston had a decision to make: cut off his arm or die. You might…

You Want Me to Do What?

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, Following Jesus isn’t easy. As G.K. Chesterton wrote in his book, What’s Wrong with the…

Inexpressible

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, If you could use one word to describe God, what word would you choose? In…

Inauguration Day

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, Today the nation directs its attention today to the incoming administration of our new president. In…

The Great Litany

“I lie awake; I am like a lonely bird on the housetop.” – Psalm 102:7 Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus,…

Eureka!

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus,  We’ve all had the experience of struggling with a problem, turning it over and over…

Telling the Whole Story

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, I read recently, “Christ is not a part of the Christmas story. Christmas is a part…

Let Every Heart Prepare

Dear fellow disciples, Wreaths adorn our doors. Candles shine out of our windows. Multi-colored lights are twinkling. Christmas music has been…

Advent Is for Sad People

Greetings, fellow disciples of Jesus, Advent—the Church season observed over the four weeks preceding Christmas—is a season characterized by hope, repentance,…

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