July 31: Journey

For I do hope to see you on my journey and to be sent on by you, once I have enjoyed your company for a little while. from Romans 15:22-33 Paul is traveling, traveling, traveling. He’s got communities of followers of Christ spread all over the ancient mediterranean region, and he’s attempting to guide them all […]

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July 30: Opportunity

“I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need. I can do […]

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July 29: Generations

“Generation after generation stands in awe of your work;     each one tells stories of your mighty acts.” from Psalm 145 (The Message) “Generation to Generation” In a house which becomes a home, one hands down and another takes up the heritage of mind and heart, laughter and tears, musings and deeds. Love, like a carefully […]

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July 28: Labor

Jesus was talking to his disciples about the joy of building the kingdom of God… and the humility of recognizing that sharing lives of love is not a new idea — we are not inventing the wheel. Many have come before us who have shown us what love embodied looks like. Their work prepares us […]

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July 27: Love

Curt Fonken As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience. Bear with one another and if anyone has a complaint against another forgive each other…. Above all clothe yourselves with Love which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts… […]

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July 26: Proud

“We pray that you’ll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work.” from Colossians 1:9-14 (The Message) “I wanna have pride like my mother has             And not like the […]

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July 25: Welcome

The word welcome is used in numerous ways. We welcome people into our homes. When someone says thank you, we often respond you’re welcome. When only one dessert remains, we may tell someone that they are welcome to have it. We may even welcome an adversary to leave if we’re trying to be exceptionally polite! […]

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