Weekly Devotional – Navigating these Times

Weekly Devotional – Navigating these Times

Lauritzen Gardens Stepping across the threshold of the botanical gardens We relax into the lovely August evening. Enduring humidity and heat just a few days ago, breathing in cooler air refreshes like a sip of iced tea. Wandering on the paths of wonder are young...
Weekly Devotional – Navigating these Times

Weekly Devotional – God for All Ages

Matthew 6:25-34 Worry about Necessities Jesus says, “Therefore, I say to you, don’t worry about your life, what you’ll eat or what you’ll drink, or about your body, what you’ll wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds in the...
Weekly Devotional – Navigating these Times

Weekly Devotional ~ Faithful Living

Creation Grabs our Attention Even now, in this momentary pause the sparrow’s sweet morning song enters my breath, thus joy and thanksgiving fill my soul. Even more happiness arises at home when my husband and I delight in the crazy antics of squirrels named Rocky and...
Weekly Devotional – Navigating these Times

Weekly Devotional ~ Let the Children Come

Boy at Piano Green is on display in this summer Church Season of Ordinary Time yet it feels extraordinary! Expectantly, the people watch as this nine-year-old boy sits down on the edge of the bench placed by the grand piano. With appropriate posture and hand-shape,...
Weekly Devotional – Navigating these Times

Weekly Devotional – It’s Not Ours to Judge

Pax Magna Unexpectantly, a smoky-hued cloud floats swiftly across the upper atmosphere standing out against unremarkable white fluff and blue sky. A diverse angel squad rides this cloud and looks down at struggling humans dispersing in all directions seen in the chaos...
Weekly Devotional – Navigating these Times

Weekly Devotional – Supportive Community

Togetherness Flowers flock appearing in bouquets in the garden Just as grass grows strong as a congregation passing the peace. Robins roost nearing one another in tree or shrub Just as solitary raindrops rally in mass bringing renewal. Forest’s tree roots reach out,...
Weekly Devotional – Navigating these Times

Weekly Devotional – This is My Father’s World

The Invasion At a monastery known for silence I cannot recall being greeted so boisterously on a sultry Monday when the sun is high at quarter past four. In particular, one loudmouth will not let up, despite my yearning to hear the water emerging from the base of the...