Weekly Devotions

May 16, 2016

The Morning After …
By Margaret Hinchey, Englewood, CO

Today is day 51 … the day after Pentecost 2016. It seems like just yesterday that we brought out the “alleluias” once again in our ritual Easter celebrations. But indeed it has been 51 days since that great Feast Day and 10 days since our Ascension observance.

Have you ever wondered what the conversations were like on that “morning after” Pentecost? How did the headlines read that morning after? The disciples...

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May 9, 2016

A Matter of Instruction
By Ted Schroeder

Paul wrote, “I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down to instruct us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.” (1 Corinthians 10:1-4...

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May 2, 2016

Our Certain God in an Uncertain World
By Kim Loontjer, Forest Park, Illinois

Laying on a hospital bed on a January morning, I waited for the radiologist to perform an ultrasound that would confirm what my gut and my doctor had suspected. I had breast cancer. Not only breast cancer, but stage IV metastatic breast cancer.

That diagnosis would come a couple of weeks later. And up until the ultrasound, I had been calm and detached from all that was going on around me. Yet, in...

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April 25, 2016

The Dandelion
By Dr. Rich Bimler, Past President, Wheat Ridge Ministries

There it was – peeping out of a crack in the torn up and shattered sidewalk!

In the midst of broken concrete, being trampled by little kids, bikers, daily joggers, and all of those people walking their darling dogs, was another sign of life, of hope, of the presence of our Lord Himself. It was the surprising Spring symbol of the Resurrection! It was the simple sign of Christ among us. It was a dandelion!

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April 18, 2016

God’s Gifts for You
By Sharolyn Sander, Lincoln, NE

My mother-in-law recently celebrated her 91st birthday. When family members gathered in her cozy room after lunch, she shared a paraphrase of Philippians 4 (Epistles Now, by Leslie F. Brant) from her church’s monthly newsletter.

What a timeless gift of wisdom and joy from God’s Word! May it bless and encourage you today.

It is my fondest wish that God’s children be happy . . . 

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