by Margaret A Trotman I am learning something about myself, about my Lord Jesus, my God, my Spirit and my connection with God; and it all pertains to Moses, my cat. I prayed yesterday and this is what I realized. She disappeared a few months ago and I haven’t given up looking for her though […]
Andy Wade – Twenty years ago my wife, Susan, our four-year-old son, our one-year-old son, and I were preparing to head to Hong Kong with Mennonite Mission Netork for our first four-year term. We were just finishing up at Evergreen Mennonite Church in Bellevue, WA, a church we had helped start five years earlier, where I was the […]
by Steve Wickham “Consequently, he is able to save those who approach God through him at all times, since he is always alive to intercede on their behalf.” — Hebrews 7:25 (USC) “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He got up, went out, and made His way to a deserted place. […]
by Christine Sine Christ and love – they go hand in hand for me. I have spent a lot of time thinking about it this week and contemplating how that love is expressed in my life. These three prayers have come out of that reflection.
by Keren Dibbens-Wyatt When people tell us to listen to someone, they usually mean to pay attention to their words, but quite often the largest lessons from a life well-lived are discovered by hearing and seeing the things that person puts into practice. And I ask myself, for those of us determined to follow Jesus, […]
by Lynn Domina I have been thinking about Jesus the teacher. He instructs many people, friends and enemies, the naïve and the sly, those hoping for grace and those hoping to outwit him. But as a good teacher once described a classroom, “There’s more teaching than learning going on here.” We hear Jesus when he […]
By Rowan Wyatt According to the Oxford English Dictionary a fool is “A person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person” and from a historical perspective “A jester or clown, especially one retained in a royal or noble household” Today in the UK we ‘celebrate’, for want of a better word, April Fool’s Day. […]
by Jenneth Graser We are in the season of Advent. A time to ponder the mystery of Christ coming into the world. In the humble beginnings of a stable. A few years ago my family and I were in Greyton, a beautiful country village tucked into a valley in the Overberg of the Western Cape of […]
Mark 10:46-52 tells the story of the healing of Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar. It is a remarkable story, not so much because Jesus heals him but because the gospel names him. Most of Jesus healings are of anonymous people – a paralytic, a leper, a widow’s son. Few are named. There is Lazarus, whom […]
My desire is to draw close to God today and every day, to allow God’s presence not only to fill me but to motivate and inspire me so that I enter this day and every day with God’s desires imprinted on my heart. May this be your prayer too.