A Prayer for Continued Strength

A Prayer based on Ephesians 6:10-18 from Pastor Lori Loving and Gracious God, We need your strength.  We are tired.  We are growing weary.  Help us put on the belt of truth.  There is so much false information out there concerning COVID-19.   Help us discern what is true and...

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I Chronicles 21: 1

Recently I filled out and mailed in our 2020 Census. This reminded me of a story in the Old Testament: “Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel” Is that so wrong? Oh no! Have I done something wrong completing my census? What is...

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Caring for the Flock

Greetings, JCUMC Family, This week hasn’t been the best week of quarantine for me. Many of you know that I have migraines from time to time and this was one of those weeks. While I am feeling much better, the weather isn’t cooperating for me to film my devotion this...

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A Prayer for Moments of Joy

Hey everyone!  Confession:  I have tried to sit down and record a video at least three times this week.  Each time I have come up short. I know this is because I have not been prioritizing my personal devotional time.  Therefore, today I offer you a prayer I am praying...

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A Devotion on Being Still

Psalm 46 Be Still    We have been asked by the government to do nothing for a little while.  I have heard the slogan: “When you do nothing you are doing something” But doing nothing can be hard!  I once took a year long sabbatical that at first was wonderful,...

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A Devotional for Difficult Days

Psalm 13 –  Find a quiet moment and read this Psalm aloud.   “How Long?” is a common cry in the Psalms.  We, too, find ourselves wondering how long we will be dealing with this pandemic.  I, like the Psalmist, have deep sorrow in my heart and pain in my soul as I...

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