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Devotion: The Good Shepherd

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because...
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Devotion: Don’t Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will...
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Nuru School Update: Final Exams

This week, we received the following update from Pastor Joshua at Karansi Lutheran Church in Tanzania: “Dear our beloved friends, I greet you all in the name of Jesus Christ. It is my hope that you are all doing well and God is still keeping you safe from this pandemic...
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Devotion: The Great I Am

The Great I Am “God said to Moses, ‘I AM who I AM.’” Exodus 3:14a Has someone ever said to you, “Well, that’s just who I am…” Generally, this is said as an excuse for behavior that is no so helpful. How often do you do the same – succumb to your limitations, and basically...
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God Sighting: Behind the Scenes of Online Worship

When I was a kid, I anxiously awaited the fall television season. Fall television premieres were events to me, with most shows airing the first few weeks in September. Nearly as soon as I noticed the special Fall Preview TV Guide in the mailbox, I was plotting which shows would...
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Women’s Devotion: Connections – We Are Not Alone

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 When I sat down to write this devotion I first re-read the devotion I had...
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Devotion: A Letter to Your Children

A Letter to Your Children Please take a moment to read Hebrews 11:1-3, 12:1-3 As a former writing teacher, I am always looking for an excuse to promote writing. This week’s scripture from Hebrews is a perfect example of writing for a purpose. It is a letter encouraging the Hebrew...
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Devotion: What Connections Have You Cultivated?

What Connections Have You Cultivated? Salt and Light“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town...
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God Sighting: The Lord Bless and Keep You

The start to the 2020 school year was unlike any year before it. This fall, as teachers and students entered the classroom for the first time since March in many situations, we knew prayer would be a great gift to offer our local teachers, paras and administrators. Sheridan’s...
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Devotion: Who Do You Surround Yourself With?

Who Do You Surround Yourself With? As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and...
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Women’s Devotion: A Way in the Wilderness

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 In August 2019, when I last wrote a Women’s Ministry devotion, using Isaiah 43:19 as my guide, I was looking ahead...
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Devotion: Who Are You, Really?

Who Are You, Really? Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has...
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