The Parables and The Pandemic: “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world”

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Thursday, April 30th “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the…

Rejoice

Emily Delgado Romans 12:9-12 Be joyful, rejoicing, because you have hope. Rejoice! Rejoice! Do not forget, for hope is always around the corner. Be patient in suffering; in affliction; in tribulation. Be patient when the troubles come, endure in distress. For you are faithful in prayer. Continuing, persevering, persisting at all times. You have devoted…

Trust God

Mark Noblitt Luke 2:11-14  (NIV) 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host…

Waiting in Community

Diana Bridges Psalm 62:1-2, 5-7 As you read these words, I’m about 745 miles northeast of Woodland, at The Dwelling Place, a Franciscan prayer center deep in rural east Mississippi. This is the twenty-fifth year I’ve spent a portion of Advent there, always waiting, always hoping, always in the company of good friends —- and…