By Ammon Allen-Doucot, a sophomore Bible and religion major from Hartford, Conn. DEVOTIONAL: It may be a first-year college student problem, but of late I feel as though I have no free time. There are, of course, classes, which come with no small amount of work. I also have my job in the Campus Center … Keep reading »
By Grace Parker, a senior English and Bible and religion double major DEVOTIONAL: In our culture that is addicted to fast solutions and technological convenience, God offers something different — a long-term and transparent relationship. All too often, I find myself scanning Facebook statuses or reading friends’ blogs in the hopes of finding some relational … Keep reading »
We remember because it reminds us of an enduring quality of God – that God is devoted to us, and in return wants our worship, our love and our time.
By Annika Miller, a senior elementary education major from Broadway, Va. THIS WEEK’S THEME: This is the Lord’s Doing! THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES: Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; John 13:1-17, 31b-35; Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Luke 24:1-12 DEVOTIONAL: When I was in junior high, my family took a four-week summer vacation, driving from … Keep reading »
The lilting nature of this hymn speaks to my poetic sensibilities. Memorizing this passage was natural and in these days and weeks of Lent I recover this passage each day as a reminder of my faith.
Praise to the God who teaches us patiently.
Often life seems normal and ordinary, and suddenly love appears out of nowhere.
Just as Jesus was shunned by the masses yet rose again and lives as our Cornerstone, I pray that those on the margins will be received by their oppressors as the cornerstone and help us all to rise again with a new love, new life and new understanding of what it means to do God’s work and live into God’s Beloved Community.
Regardless of where this week takes you, may you be blessed as you come in the name of the Lord: fully human, needing one another.
These too are examples of a different kind of extravagance, one that I believe brings us closer to God.