Lenten Devotional: April 1, 2021

Aaron Farnham

The Desert Evil
by Aaron Farnham

It is August of 2004, I am just arriving at Asbury College after about 6 months with UMVIM in Honduras. As a transfer student from a public community college in Upstate New York being in Kentucky at a Wesleyan Holiness school is a shock, culturally and to my faith. 

I am on … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: Feb. 25, 2021

Things 2020 taught me
by Amber and Sarah Sumners

Isaiah 54:13 
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the prosperity of your children.

Things 2020 taught me:

  1. Don’t underestimate the power of well-intentioned women.
  2. Wear your darn mask! 
  3. Always, always, always pay attention and listen to your child. They are wise, they are resilient
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Lenten Devotional: Thursday, March 14

by Sarah Sumners

Corinthians 12: 9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 8, 2019

Lent and Time

by Leland Spencer

This was originally published on March 19, 2016 and was written by former Oconee Street UMC member Leland Spencer, who is now assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies at Miami University.

Ecclesiastes 3:1
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

In this Lenten season, I’ve been reflecting on … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: Thursday, March 7

Make Room for God
by Joe Gunby

Adapted from the “An Invitation to Lenten Practices” from the Oconee Street UMC Ash Wednesday service on March 6, 2019.

Luke 6:12 One of those days, Jesus went out to the mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.

In Christian tradition there are three modes of prayer: confession, assurance and … Read the rest