Tag Archives: God

Guest Post: Pain and Praise

by Rev. Daniel Wray Read Psalm 22:23-31. My freshman year of college was a year after Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast. Conditions in these areas were still desperate, and my home church in Richmond decided to go to Gulfport, Mississippi … Continue reading

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Guest Post: ‘Patience is a Virtue’

by Rev. Lindsey Baynham Read 1 Peter 3:18-22  Piers Plowman, a poem about finding faith coined the well-known phrase, “Patience is a virtue”. Patience, something that is a good and desired piece of one’s character, I’m convinced, is in some ways … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “I’m sorry. How Can I Help?”

by Rev. Lyndsie Blakely “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Do not let those who … Continue reading

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Time-Out

Read Genesis 9:8-17. “When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” (Genesis 9:16) The rains came. The waters … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Deeper Journey

by Morgan Stafford Read 2 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10 As I prepare and review lessons for this season of Lent, I find great wisdom in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. Paul aims to encourage and motivate his fellow followers … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Grasshoppers of Life

by Rev. Mark Winter Read Joel 2:1-2; 12-17 My dad grew up in a Texas sharecropper’s shack during the Great Depression. He was barely a teenager when the “Grasshopper Wars” began. The winged insects darkened the sky like storm clouds, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Extend Mercy

By Rev. Jacob Sahms Read Psalm 51:1-7. Mercy. It’s not a word we hear frequently in today’s society. Judgment? Fairness? Crime and punishment? Those terms are more comfortable in our black and white worlds. But in Psalm 51, David knows he … Continue reading

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The Grey-Sloan Memorial Chapel

I, like many other clergy, did a semester of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). It is a requirement for ordination. A few summers ago I completed mine at the University of Virginia. There, like in many hospitals, is a small chapel. … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

As the title suggests, Paradise Lost 3 is the third in a trilogy of films by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky for HBO. They have been telling the story of the West Memphis 3, three young men who were arrested for the … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown Valentine: Discussion Questions

I wrote this last year to use with my youth group after watching A Charlie Brown Valentine. It was a great discussion about God’s love in our lives.

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