Forward Day By Day – February 27, 2017

We lose sight of the fact that Jesus’ entrance into our world went largely unnoticed by anyone. He fit into the contemporary scenery, hanging out with strangers and sinners and habitually offending good, religious people. Jesus would never have been made chief rabbi....

Speaking to the Soul: Sit and Eat

by Sarah Brock Today’s Readings:  For the Feast Day of George Herbert Psalm 23; Exodus 28:29-30; Philippians 4:4-9; Matthew 5:1-10   Love (III) by George Herbert Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back                               Guilty of dust and sin. But...

Forward Day By Day – February 26, 2017

Being in God’s presence changes anyone. But our own transfigurations cover more than just a change of heart. In Jesus, God speaks God’s own Word in living color, fully, completely. There is nothing else to say. Every word from God, every word about God that precedes...

Speaking to the Soul: Carry On

by Linda McMillan   The thing is, more than ever, to carry on.   Matthew 17:1-9   The city of Yangon is divided into four districts and 33 townships. My friends in Shanghai sometimes make fun of me because during the winter break, while they are sunning...

Forward Day By Day – February 25, 2017

The Book of Ruth offers a great love story, but not a romantic one. A young widow herself, Ruth demonstrates affection and compassion for her widowed mother-in-law, Naomi. Ruth is unwilling to let Naomi return to her ancient home all alone. But Ruth is not an...

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