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Devotion: Better Decisions

Please review the scripture from the weekend, 1 Samuel 3:1-10 & Romans 12:1-3 If there ever was a year for New Year’s Resolutions, 2021 is the year! When we began the series on January 3, I started my sermon with the recognition that 2020 was filled with bad decisions. We all...
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Devotion: Epiphany

Epiphany Matthew 2:9-11a“When [the wise men] had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy....
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Women’s Devotion: The Gift of a Baby

The Gift of a Baby And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.Luke 2:7 Christmas is a time I think about babies as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Each year I’m moved by a...
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Devotion: New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day “Memories should endure. Unless we know where we came from, something about the road we traveled as a people, how can we know who we are and where we are going.” –Hal Borland, an American author who was born in Sterling, NE in 1900. Turning the calendar...
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Devotion: Joy

Joy A signature song from the 1966 Broadway musical “Mame” declares: “I need a little Christmas now!” Don’t know about you, but I could use A WHOLE LOT of Christmas NOW! It’s been a tough year and we’re all really ready to leave it behind. We need the joy of...
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Devotion: Love

Love Please read the scripture from the weekend: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11. Who are the “they” referred to in Isaiah 61:3 as “oaks of righteousness?” Prior to that line, the chapter speaks of the poor, the brokenhearted, prisoners, and those who mourn and grieve. But so many Old...
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Working Together, With the Spirit

The following is an excerpt from a longer story that details how Barnabas Community, Sheridan Lutheran Church, and the Sheridan Foundation came to provide three beds to a family who needed them. This story is an example of how great things happen when we work together with the...
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Devotion: Happy Birthday, Jesus

Happy Birthday, Jesus “For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 For the past 20 years during Advent, I have prepared...
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Women’s Devotion: Advent Hope

Here we go, another opportunity to read about, write about, think about how will we celebrate this year’s Advent journey with the path clouded by a pandemic. How can we make this year of 2020 as celebratory in anticipation of the arrival of Christ as any other season of Advent?...
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Devotion: What Lies Beneath: Hope

Hope Please read the scripture from the weekend: Isaiah 40:1-11 Hope is something I have some days, but some days it seems in short supply. Right now, (pause) now there’s a term I would like to pass over for right now. Although I would like to think it’s getting better. That’s...
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Devotion: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving I read a U.S. News article last week that cited 2020 as the second most challenging year in the millennium rivaling 2001, the year of the 9/11 attacks. We are approaching the end of 2020 and entering 2021 with the persistent COVID pandemic, nationwide political...
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Devotion: The Resurrection and the Life

The Resurrection and the Life This devotion is based on worship from Nov. 15. Watch the sermon online.Please take a moment to read John 11:17-27 What an amazing scripture, Jesus brings Lazarus back to life after four days in the tomb! It is an example of the power Jesus and the...
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