Advent 12/13/22 Sacred Space
on December 13th, 2022
Sacred PlacesTuesday, December 13Acts 5:12-16 (NRSV)Now many signs and wonders were done among the people through the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. None of the rest dared to join them, but the people held them in high esteem. Yet more than ever believers were added to the Lord, great numbers of both men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets...
Advent 12/12/22 Sacred Space
on December 12th, 2022
SanctuariesMonday, December 12Isaiah 30:23-26 (The Message)God will provide rain for the seeds you sow. The grain that grows will be abundant. Your cattle will range far and wide. Oblivious to war and earthquake, the oxen and donkeys you use for hauling and plowing will be fed well near running brooks that flow freely from mountains and hills. Better yet, on the Day God heals his people of the wou...
Advent 12/11/22 Sacred Space
on December 11th, 2022
ExpectationsSunday, December 11Matthew 11:2-11 (NRSV)When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, those with a skin disease are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raise...
Advent 12/10/22 Sacred People
on December 10th, 2022
Miracles From God's HandsSaturday, December 101 Samuel 2:1-8 (The Message)Hannah prayed:I’m bursting with God-news! I’m walking on air.I’m laughing at my rivals. I’m dancing my salvation. Nothing and no one is holy like God, no rock mountain like our God.Don’t dare talk pretentiously— not a word of boasting, ever!For God knows what’s going on. He takes the measure of everything that...
Advent 12/9/22 Sacred People
on December 9th, 2022
Love and RespectFriday, December 9Ruth 4:13-17 (NRSV)So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. When they came together, the Lord made her conceive, and she bore a son. Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without next-of-kin, and may his name be renowned in Israel! He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughte...
Advent 12/8/22 Sacred People
on December 8th, 2022
Steadfast GodThursday, December 8Ruth 1:11-18. (NRSV)But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters. Why will you go with me? Do I still have sons in my womb that they may become your husbands? Turn back, my daughters, go your way, for I am too old to have a husband. Even if I thought there was hope for me, even if I should have a husband tonight and bear sons, would you then wait until they were grown?...