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
by Katie Lynch
It’s almost a joke between me and my roommates that sometimes I ask a question and don’t really listen for the answer. In busy days or hurried dinners, I’ll ask a quick, “How was your day?” or “What’s new?”, but my mind runs a million miles an hour and a couple seconds later I realize I missed … Read the rest
Listening, for Advanced Psychology Students
by Janet Frick
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.
In my developmental psychology classes, students learn about many clever tests that have been developed to test infants’ and children’s emerging understanding of the world. We learn about how babies … Read the rest
by Nevana Martin
Matthew 7:5: You hypocrite! First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
James and I moved our family back to Athens a little over three years ago. It was a weird time of the year to be house … Read the rest
by Katie Calkin
Galatians 2:20: “I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me.”
I caught a glimpse of the living Christ on Tuesday. I was working with a man who was planning how to re-enter regular life when released from jail. He described his own suffering, and
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by Joe Dennis
March 4, 2015
John 13:34-35 – 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.
One of the biggest compliments I’ve ever received was from a student who often confided in … Read the rest
by Lisa Caine
March 3, 2015
2 Corinthians 12:9 — “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ So I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”
I can’t imagine what it would be like to go to … Read the rest
by Carter Vest
April 5, 2014
Micah 6: 6-8, NRSV
With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for … Read the rest
Every day during Lent, members of Oconee Street UMC will write a Lenten devotional and share with the congregation.
by George Miller
March 17. 2014
Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him.
As surely as the sun rises, He will appear;
He will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring … Read the rest