ENCOURAGEMENT

IN TROUBLED TIMES

During this time of uncertainty, worry, and stress we are trying to be a non-anxious presence in our community. One way we are doing this is by providing daily devotions to help ground us in the encouragement we find in the Word of God, the presence of the Holy Spirit and connection to our community.

Saying Yes

Verses"Every gift God freely gives us is good and perfect, streaming down from the Father of lights, who shines from the heavens with no hidden shadow or darkness and is never subject to change." James 1:17DevotionI was sick a few weeks ago and when a friend asked...

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Kindness – It’s Good For You

VersesActs 20:35  It is more blessed to give than to receive.DevotionHave you said recently, “I’ve had enough of this!”?    Is social distancing and staying at home making you irritable?   It’s so easy to let our emotions in this difficult time take over and spiral us...

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Conspiracy Coping

VersesIsaiah 8:12-13Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory? Area 51, grassy knolls, moon landings, shadow governments, and disappearances of my socks in the wash all interest me at some level. Some conspiracies are a little more ominous, like 911, Oklahoma City,...

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Our God is Creative

VersesCol 1:16 For by him (Christ), all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…by him and for him.DevotionOur God is a creative God. He created the earth and the stars. He created all the animals and all thefish. He created all...

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Something Good

VerseIsaiah 66:7-9“Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son. Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this?” … “Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the LORD. “Do...

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Woven

VerseColossians 2:2“I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery.” DevotionHave you ever looked at the strength of woven fabric? It...

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Rooted

Verse“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought...

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Are You Grateful?

Verses1Th5:16 Be joyful always: pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.DevotionWith all that is going on now with the social distancing and constant news about the virus, the last thing you may feel is...

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Caught by His Goodness

Verse: Psalm 23:6 (ESV)Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me    all the days of my life,and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord    forever. Message Version:Your beauty and love chase after me    every day of my life.I’m back home in the house of God    for the...

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Good News

VersesIsaiah 61:10I delight greatly in the Lord;my soul rejoices in my God.For he has clothed me with garments of salvationand arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,and as a bride adorns herself with her...

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