Habits of Hope Devotion – Day 5

View All Devotions Transcript: Welcome! You made it to day 5. You have accomplished such a positive thing not only for you, but for the world around you. Congratulations! As we begin, start with a mental and physical checking. It is always a good idea to start off getting in a place where you can […]

Habits of Hope Devotion – Day 4

View All Devotions Transcript: Welcome! I am glad you are joining me today as we connect with God through the scriptures.  As we begin day 4 on this journey building Habits of Hope, we will connect with God with confidence that we are being blessed and being a blessing by spending time today with Him. […]

Habits of Hope Devotion – Day 3

View All Devotions Transcript: Welcome! I am glad you are joining me today as we connect with God through the scriptures.  As we begin day 3 on this journey building Habits of Hope, we will connect with God knowing that we are a child of God. He loves and protects us.  As we get started, […]

Habits of Hope Devotion – Day 2

View All Devotions Transcript Welcome! I am glad you are joining me today as we connect with God through the scriptures.  As we continue on this journey building Habits of Hope, we will connect with God today knowing that we are loved by a God who is with us actively communicating His love.  I want […]

Habits of Hope Devotion – Day 1

View All Devotions Transcript: Welcome! I am glad you are joining me today and for the next 4 sessions as we connect with God through the scriptures. There are many ways to read the Bible, but I find the following modification on Lectio Divina (meaning Divine Reading) to be very helpful in understanding scripture and […]

Good Friday Devotional

Tonight’s devotion at 7pm (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fE-4hF1ZB8) is only 10 minutes long and focuses on the Seven Last Words of Christ. I will share some of my reflections on Jesus’ last words and us being apart during this Holy time. The devotion takes place outside at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in their outdoor chapel, cemetery, and briars in the woods. A note for parents, because the […]

Holy Thursday: Stations of the Cross

Background and Introduction: The Stations of the Cross is a traditional liturgy (a form of worship) used by Christians for hundreds of years. Some Christian traditions have actual stations (or places) in the church building in which people walk as they read scripture and pray. Another traditional worship liturgy utilizing the Stations of the Cross […]

God is for you!

“‘“The Lord bless you    and keep you;the Lord make his face shine on you    and be gracious to you;the Lord turn his face toward you    and give you peace.”’ – Numbers 6:24-27 God is God in all time and all situations! He is for you, your parents and your parents’ parents, your children […]

Devotion – God will NEVER fail you!

When have you lost sleep over something exciting?  When I was a kid (to my parents’ detriment) I could never sleep on Christmas Eve. I was so excited! Even though I knew it was going to be great, part of why I couldn’t sleep was that I didn’t know what was coming. Would I really […]

Devotion for March 26th

“It’s all academic!” Ever heard this phrase? Maybe you’ve even used it. If I had to define it, I say it means something like, “We can study it, but we can’t change the reality of it.”  An example might be something like: I like football, in particular the New Orleans Saints. Not too long ago, the team was […]

Devotion – Psalm 1:1-3 and Breath Prayers

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by […]