Lenten Devotional: March 24, 2021

by David Stanley

“Miracles leave no trace.  He had decided, hearing his father preach on the subject, that they happened once as a sort of commentary on the blandness and inadequacy of the reality they break in on, and then vanish, leaving a world behind that refutes the very idea that such a thing could have happened.”
–Marilynne Robinson … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 12, 2021

by John Cole Vodicka

Mark 8:29-35:
Jesus then asked his disciples, “And you—what are you saying about me?  Who am I?”
Peter gave the answer: “You are the Christ, the Messiah.”
Jesus warned them to keep it quiet, not to breathe a word of it to anyone.  He then began explaining things to them: “It is necessary that the Son of Humanity … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 11, 2021

Feeling Like Habakkuk
by Emily Beckwith

Habakkuk 1:2-4 and 3:17-19:
O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
    and you will not listen?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
    and you will not save?
Why do you make me see wrongdoing
    and look at trouble?
Destruction and violence are before me;
    strife and contention arise.
So the … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 9, 2021

Where is Jesus in our work?
by Ben Whetstone

Luke 10:25-29: And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” [Jesus] said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” The lawyer answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 2

“Being a Better Sower”
by Adrienne Bumpers

Mark 4: 3-9 (Parable of the Sower)
“Listen! a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and it sprang up quickly, since it had … Read the rest