April 1, 2009

Who will take our church from us? Lent Devotion #30



Lent Devotion #30

SCRIPTURE: Lamentations 1:1    How solitary and lonely sits the city (Jerusalem) that was full of people! How like a widow has she become ! She who was great among that nations and princess among the provinces has become a tributary—-in bond service! (Amp)
DEVOTION:  Five months after we moved to Connellsville, Pennsylvania, the sanctuary of our massive, stone and steel church burned. Signs forbidding entry were immediately posted on the double red doors at the top of the cement steps. Yellow police tape was tied across the bottom of the steps. The church that was great in our nation and truly was a princess in the province (city) looked solitary and lonely, like a tributary waiting for its new assignment in bond service.
     The scene reminded me of the war-closed synagogues in Europe, many of which are now


March 7, 2008

BORING FOOD Lent Devotion #37

SCRIPTURE: Exodus 16:35 And the children of Israel ate manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan. (KJV)

REFLECTION: Our bodies are delicately made, precisely balanced. When one part develops a problem, there is a domino effect on other parts.

God knows just what our bodies need. He provided it to the Israelites on their desert journey. Manna and quail. Daily.

When I eat the same thing repeatedly, with no breaks, it gets tiring. I eventually (more…)

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