Starting With Scripture


A Little Less Faith

5/20/2019

"Perhaps our greatest sin and failing is when we underestimate our own power in creating God’s Kin-dom." — Rev. Kristen Provost Switzer

I Give You a New Commandment

5/13/2019

"God is working in the world! Caregivers are organizing!" — Rev. Frank Basler

Prepared For The Journey

5/6/2019

"None of us truly know what God prepares for us in our journeys." — Rev. Candace Whitman

Stone-Blind

4/29/2019

"There are those today who still choose to be zealous defenders of the faith of the God they have created and chosen to serve." — Rev. Jack Shackles, Jr.

Time To Believe

4/22/2019

"Are the holes in the Earth not enough to make us believe?" — Drew Page

Known

4/15/2019

"There is something very powerful in being known. There is something about the beauty when someone knows us just as we are." — Rev. Kent Siladi

Shouting Stones

4/8/2019

"For centuries, pilgrims who travel to the sacred Isle of Iona have hiked out to St. Columba’s beach in search of a St. Columba’s tear." — Rev. Susan Izard

Mary's Hair

4/1/2019

A lectionary poem by Rev. Timothy Haut

Prodigal

3/25/2019

"This is what it means to be followers of Jesus: that when a child—any child—is in trouble, when a human being—any human being—is in trouble, when any part of this God-so-loved world is in trouble, we go there, we search them out, we bind their wounds, we bring them home." —Rev. Jocelyn B. Gardner Spencer

What We Deserve

3/18/2019

"What if they didn’t deserve it?" — Rev. Jack Perkins Davidson

I Must

3/11/2019

"These two words 'I MUST' have always struck me because they lead me to wonder: What are the I MUSTS in my life?" —Rev. Bob LaRochelle

Really?

3/4/2019

"Befuddlingly, audaciously, infuriatingly…and gracefully, it asks us how we’re really doing." —Rev. Max Grant

Jesus On The Move

2/25/2019

"This Jesus has no time for being stuck in buildings. He is on the move!" — Rev. Dr. Gregory Gray

After That His Brothers Talked With Him

2/18/2019

"Would that the leaders of this nation bend their stiff necks and turn towards, rather than away from, the oppressed and each other!" — Rev. Nina Barlow Schmid

The Level Place

2/11/2019

"That’s the advice: come down and stand on a level place with the people you’ve been called to love, care for, hold, and work alongside."— Rev. Jonathan Chapman

Scary Fishing

2/4/2019

"How long will we wait in the shallows for the tide to change and the fish to return before we decide to move?" — Rev. Nicolette Siragusa

Love That Grows

1/28/2019

"Love grows inside of ceremony; a love that is patient and kind and as strong and generous as a river." — Rev. Lindsey Peterson

Martin Luther King Jr. Reflections

1/21/2019

On this Martin Luther King Jr Day, we break from the traditional devotion to repost the reflections of 4 pastors who recently traveled to Alabama as past of the 2019 Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride.

Let Us Not Be Silent

1/14/2019

"I believe that the Spirit gives each of us a voice, a heart, and a hand to make a difference for Jesus’ sake." — Rev. Sue Latourette

Entering The Mess

1/7/2019

"The same movement of surrender that opens us to intimacy with God, also opens us up to compassion with all who struggle and are in need." — Rev. Deborah Rundlett

Arise! Shine in the Darkness!

12/31/2018

"What happens after the service or pageant?" — Rev. Frank Basler

Our Little Boy Is Growing Up

12/24/2018

"Like all children, Jesus must grow up and meet his destiny." — Rev. Rachel Beam

Say Yes To Love

12/17/2018

"In this holy season, may we all join in saying yes to love, whatever the costs and unexpected gifts." — Rev. Laura Fitzpatrick Nager

It's Up To Me

12/10/2018

"It's up to me to love my neighbor - which sometimes looks like showing up to lovingly comfort and sometimes looks like showing up to lovingly confront." —Rev. Larissa Forsythe

Out of Our Wilderness

12/3/2018

"But we must turn also from a drift into the desert of preoccupations; don’t let daily anxieties take us to a lonely place." — Rev. Candace Whitman

Grasp and Let Go

11/26/2018

"We have been given an eternal destiny. Let us stake our lives on this. " — Rev. Stephen Finlan

Beyond Trick Questions

11/19/2018

"We often cannot listen to another child of God because we’re preoccupied with arming ourselves with the next trick question." —Rev. Erick Olsen

The Beginning of the Birthpangs

11/12/2018

"The social upheaval, then and now, call for faith in God and faithful action in the world." — Rev. Cheryl Anderson

Story Time

11/5/2018

"Once upon a time the story seemed simple. But Jesus lives in this time, not in a simple time." —Rev. Dr. John Nelson

Your People

10/29/2018

"'Your people will be my people' constitutes one of the most radical statements in all scripture." — Rev. Shelly Stackhouse

The Power of Words

10/22/2018

"We all need the reminders that God is present in our lives and the world..." —Rev. Kate VanDerzee-Glidden

I Want The Front Seat

10/15/2018

"Those who think they are most worthy must take on the role of servant and work to elevate those who are considered unworthy. " — Rev. Diann Bailey

Among The First

10/8/2018

"We are asked to examine our giving and to know the return comes in a larger way than we can envision." — Kevin Williams

Incarnation

10/1/2018

"The breathtaking artistry of nature is the work of God – they are the same thing, are they not?" —Rev. Dr. Brenda Palc-Faszcza

Worry About Yourself

9/24/2018

"Just as you can’t understand others until you understand yourself, can’t be compassionate to others until you are compassionate to yourself, you can’t hold others to moral standards that you yourself do not embrace." — Rev. Kristen Provost Switzer

Last of All

9/17/2018

"None of them is the greatest or the best." —Rev. Jonathan Chapman

Listening God

9/10/2018

"I imagine that God, whose wisdom vastly surpasses my own, could give a lot of good advice." — Rev. Nicolette Siragusa

*SIGH*

9/2/2018

"Scientists have found that sighing is actually a life-giving reflex..." — Rev. Timothy Haut

Gifts From Above

8/27/2018

"God’s gifts are available any time of the year." — Rev. Jack Shackles

Who Can Accept It?

8/20/2018

"How can we follow Jesus to love one another as he loves us, when we are failing so miserably?" — Rev. Elizabeth Gleich

Including Our Youth Before It's Too Late

8/13/2018

"Maybe it's time for us to re-calibrate our ministry as if our youth really mattered?" — Rev. Bradley Bergfalk

More Than Mere Living

8/6/2018

"Just as there are fates worse than death, there are fates better than simply living." — Rev. Kristen Provost Switzer

Walk and Walk and Walk

7/30/2018

"But the longer we walked on that Saturday morning, the clearer it became: this walk was different than any other I had ever done." — Rev. Donna Manocchio

Scarcity and Abundance

7/23/2018

"We live in a world where people constantly fear that there will not be enough, and there is plenty of evidence that they are right." - Rev. Sara Ofner-Seals

The Jesus Line

7/16/2018

"But the idea of God placing a plumb line amidst the people is just awesome." — Drew Page

Dancing In Public

7/9/2018

"Dancing with friends is one thing. Dancing in public is another thing altogether." —Rev. Todd Yonkman

And They Took Offense

7/2/2018

"The fact is that Jesus really bothered some people." —Rev. Bob LaRochelle

Cry Out To God

6/25/2018

"With God, there is forgiveness, waiting, hope and redemption." — Rev. Zachary Mabe

Already In The Boat

6/18/2018

"Everyone made it out of the apartment ok-even the hamster." —Rev. Jeffrey Gallagher

The Scripture in Haiku

6/11/2018

"Those with ears to hear— followed him along the Way — Can you imagine?" —Rev. SaraJane Munshower

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