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Lent 2018: Day Fourty

Revelation 21:5

And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’

Today is Palm Sunday as we begin the journey … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Nine

Revelation 19:6-7

Then, I heard what seemed to be a voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunderpeals, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Eight

1 John 5:13-15 The Message (MSG)

My purpose in writing is simply this: that you who believe in God’s Son will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion. And … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Seven

Philippians 1:4-6

I’m thankful for all of you every time I pray, and it’s always a prayer full of joy. I’m glad because of the way you have been my partners in the ministry of the gospel from the time … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Six

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Sometimes, … Read More

Native American Sunday is April 15, 2018

The Rev. Roy Hilburn (Waccamaw Siouan tribe) is especially grateful for Native American Ministries Sunday, April 15. A Native American seminary scholarship made his education possible. Today, he is in his 10th year of ministry at a North Carolina church … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Five

1 Peter 2:10

Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Much attention recently has been given to people who have been marginalized in … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Four

1 John 4:7

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

The very first word in this reading stops me in my tracks. Beloved. I want to … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Three

James 1:5

If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.

I laughed out loud when I saw the list assigning my name to this reading. … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Two

Ephesians 2:10

For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

My father was a general contractor. Growing up as a child, I would … Read More