By Odelet Nance, director of multicultural affairs DEVOTIONAL: I am always blessed when I have the opportunity to spend time with my 3-year-old niece and 5-year-old nephew, for they always seem to have the right words to say at the right time. At Christmas, my nephew was so excited about all of his gifts. I … Keep reading »
By Beth Yoder, a senior interdisciplinary major from Bellefontaine, Ohio DEVOTIONAL: In this passage in Jeremiah, God says that soon he will create a new covenant with Israel and Judah. The new covenant will not be like the old covenant, which was created when God chose the Israelites as his people and led them out … Keep reading »
By Paul Steury, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center K-12 education coordinator SCRIPTURES THIS WEEK: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; John 12:20-33; Hebrews 5:5-10 (NRSV) THEME THIS WEEK: We wish to see Jesus DEVOTIONAL: My wife recently decided to move her boutique store to a small shop with a big window on Goshen’s Main Street. It is … Keep reading »
By Emily Trapp, a senior music and communication double major from Canby, Ore. DEVOTIONAL: Reading is something I never seem to have enough time for, but that I do enjoy. However, unlike many of my friends who have cried while reading books, I had never been overtaken by such strong emotion because of the written … Keep reading »
By Alicia Hofer, a sophomore elementary education major from Dolton, S.D. DEVOTIONAL: A signature. From learning to write our names in kindergarten, to making payments and filling out paperwork years later, a signature is used to show ownership. It is proof. It has value.
By Becca Augsburger, a sophomore molecular biology/biochemistry major from Nicholasville, Ky. DEVOTIONAL: In this Old Testament passage, God’s people are feeling forgotten and persecuted because of their wandering in the desert. The Israelites rebuke God with their desire to be back in Egypt where they held the place of slaves instead of the dry, barren … Keep reading »
By Annika Miller, a junior elementary education major from Broadway, Va. DEVOTIONAL: Several Sundays ago, the church I attend in Goshen talked about the power of healing prayer. We recognized the importance of sharing stories of crying out and healing. After the sermon there was a time to go forward to be anointed with water … Keep reading »
By Luke Gascho, executive director of Merrry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College THIS WEEK’S THEME: He…overturned the tables DEVOTIONAL: The materials that I was asked to work with were all dead! In 1972, my college adviser asked if I’d be willing to assist him on a project. The focus was on organic gardening … Keep reading »
By Ross Peterson-Veatch, Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning curriculum director and associate academic dean DEVOTIONAL: Just after the pilot informed us that we had reached cruising altitude and that we could move about the cabin freely, I got to a page in my book that I had read hundreds of times before.
By Karla Santiago, admission counselor DEVOTIONAL: During my elementary and middle school years it was not uncommon for my classmates and me to have to sell wrapping paper, cookies, books or other things to raise money for school. I would often bring the sign-up sheet to church and try to persuade people to buy or … Keep reading »