Tuesday, May 5, 2020 A lot of us have taken to “comfort eating” during this corona-crisis.  Although I may be getting out to walk more regularly, I’m also still in my house more.  The refrigerator and pantry invite me over for frequent visits, and my clothes are suggesting that I’ve been too accommodating of their…

Scripture: Psalm 10 (click link to read) Friends, where do you see God at work in our world?  When was the last time you were surprised by an appearance God made to you?  In times of crisis, when it feels like enemies (seen an unseen; human and non-human) are closer at hand than the God…

Scripture:  Matthew 10:13-16 (click link for passage) Greetings, friends!  Sorry about the week-long hiatus—my computer had some serious issues, which meant that a few things had to get cancelled for a bit.  It’s an experience that our young people are experiencing first-hand; some are having an easier time with it than others.  For all of them,…

Easter Monday, 13 April 2020 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) Thank you to Lillian Garruba for sending me this wonderful quote from Patrick Overton about faith, to share as part of our Devotional Reflections:             Faith:  When you walk to the edge of…

  Psalm 22:1-2 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?     Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?   O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;     and by night, but find no rest. Mark 15:33-39 When it was noon, darkness came over…

Maundy Thursday, 9 April 2020 Today’s devotional reflection is provided by the Angel Choir of First Presbyterian Church of Granville, OH.  This is the choir that was going to come and sing the first weekend in June until COVID-19 disrupted everyone’s plans.  As you’ll see in the reflection below, the choir has desperately missed gathering…

Holy Week Wednesday, 8 April 2020 Friends, which of us has not had moments of fear, of panic, of anxiety that made us feel the void of One we can fully trust, whose Presence is a grounding and centering force in life?  During times like the period we’re going through just now, as we’re being…

Romans 8:31-38 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? 33 Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God…

Monday of Holy Week; 6 April, 2020 Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9 Here is my servant, whom I uphold,     my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him;     he will bring forth justice to the nations. 2 He will not cry or lift up his voice,     or make it heard in the street;…

Friday, 3 April 2020 Scripture:  “For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1) Dear Friends, I subscribe to several daily reflection resources, each of which has appeal for different reasons.  One of my consistent favorites is Frederick Buechner’s “Quote of the…

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