By Sarah Rody, a senior mathematics major from Sterling, Ohio DEVOTIONAL: Abraham truly was the father of many nations. Sarah was a mother of nations as well, although she is not recognized across as many religions. This past summer I witnessed the true diversity of Abraham’s nations.
By Becky Horst, associate registrar and convocation coordinator THIS WEEK’S THEME: A multitude of nations DEVOTIONAL: “Google Earth” software can focus on your house, then zoom out and out, wider and wider, until a satellite view of the whole earth fills your computer screen. Perhaps, like me, you have had “zooming out” experiences that help … Keep reading »
By Karina Rohrer-Meck, a junior nursing major from Archbold, Ohio DEVOTIONAL: “I will remember my covenant” is this week’s theme. Sometimes in our everyday, busy lives, this is easy to forget.
By Jeff Hochstetler, manager of the student apartments DEVOTIONAL: My legs ached from the piston-like movement that they had been repeating the last several hours. Pulling over to a rest stop for a much-needed break, I wondered to my friend Nate, “Did we bite off more than we could chew?”
By Bob Yoder, campus minister WELCOME: Welcome to Goshen College’s online devotionals for the 2012 Lent season! Our theme this year, taken from Mennonite Church USA worship resources found in Leader magazine, is “Where Do I Sign?” Every Monday an author will introduce the sub-theme, whereas the following weekdays authors will reflect on a specific … Keep reading »
Goshen College again offers an online resource to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to reflect during the season of Lent. Beginning Feb. 22 (Ash Wednesday) and culminating on April 8 (Easter), Goshen College students, faculty and staff will provide weekday reflections based on lectionary Scripture passages. Subscribe to receive … Keep reading »
By Tamara Shantz, assistant campus pastor and apartment manager DEVOTIONAL: Throughout our Lenten devotionals we have been considering what it means to “become human.” As Philip Newell suggests in his book, Christ of the Celts, in Christ, we have a witness to the truth of who God created us to be. Christ shows us not … Keep reading »
By Justin Yoder, junior music major from Perkasie, Pa. DEVOTIONAL: I’ve often wondered what that first Holy Saturday was like for the followers of Jesus in Jerusalem. The Gospels are mostly silent when it comes to this final day in our Lenten journey; the detailed narratives skip from the anguish and despair of Good Friday … Keep reading »
By Ann Hostetler, professor of English DEVOTIONAL: “April is the cruelest month,” T. S. Eliot wrote. This is certainly true in Northern Indiana where the promise of spring is often packed in freezing rain and blasts of cold wind. A few weeks ago a serendipitously warm day coaxed tulip leaves from the ground. I itched … Keep reading »
By Emma Brooks, a sophomore art major from Littleton, Colo. DEVOTIONAL: Being tired makes me grumpy; not seeing the sun for several weeks only makes my mood worse. I didn’t realize how lucky I had it, coming from a place with 300 days of sunshine a year. A hectic schedule and bleak sunless days have … Keep reading »