All Shall Be Well

All Shall Be Well July 11 Read: PSALM 86:14-17 “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well” (Julian of Norwich, 1342–c.1416). The woman who wrote this famous saying knew herself to [...]

Present in the Now

Present in the Now July 8 Read: MATTHEW 11:25-30 Psychologists say that at age three, a child’s response to life is 90 percent spontaneous. However, by age thirty, 90 percent of our response to life is rote. Repetition. Learned behavior. [...]

Due Season

Due Season Saturday, June 27 Read: PSALM 69:13-18 While acknowledging his folly (v. 5), David attributes suffering at the hands of his enemies to his devotion to God. David is being falsely accused and marginalized by his own family. He [...]

We’re Set Free

We’re Set Free Thursday, June 25 Read: ROMANS 6:1b-11 Death is unpleasant. Even when people die “peacefully,” the journey to that point can be very difficult. The perceived lack of suffering of those who die does not negate the sorrow [...]

First Love

First Love Wednesday, June 24 Read: MATTHEW 10:34-39 How do we reconcile this passage with Jesus as the Prince of Peace? At first glance, these declarations seem to be in tension with what we know about Jesus. He is without [...]