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We Are Creation’s Stewards

Dec 1, 2022 Pause+Pray
How does God exercise authority? Just as God is over us, so should we be good stewards over creation.

Repentance Frees Us

Nov 30, 2022 Pause+Pray
When the ache of our conscience reminds us that we are not right with God, may humility lead us to repentance.

The Manger and the Cross

Nov 29, 2022 Pause+Pray
Gazing upon crucifixes and murals was a common practice for centuries, especially before personal copies of the Scriptures existed. It might be helpful now to reclaim this practice.

Embracing Silence

Nov 28, 2022 Pause+Pray
We're surrounded by so much noise on a daily basis. It’s almost as if we’re afraid of the quiet—afraid of sitting alone with ourselves without some sort of distraction.

Be Still

Nov 27, 2022 Pause+Pray
We’re frequently in a rush--on our way back from somewhere only to be racing off to another destination. Psalm 46 offers us these beautiful words as a salve: “Be still, and know that I am God!”

Where Credit is Due

Nov 26, 2022 Pause+Pray
Because of my race, my innate gifts, my appearance, my security, I have experienced unearned happiness and have lived to see this day.

Sin As Teacher

Nov 25, 2022 Pause+Pray
Our attempts to make up for deficiencies from our childhoods lead to our recurring sins. By the Holy Spirit’s gifts of insight and understanding, we can begin the process of being freed from our slavery to sin.

Thanks, Lord

Nov 24, 2022 Pause+Pray
Of all the national holidays, Thanksgiving bears the most resemblance to the Last Supper. A meal is central to the event, everyone knows each other, and there is darkness amid the joy of gathering.

A Divine Orchestra

Nov 23, 2022 Pause+Pray
Each orchestra member's face amazes me. They do their small parts with intensity to help create the full, altogether glorious music of the orchestra.

Inhale the Breath of God

Nov 22, 2022 Pause+Pray
We have been gifted with the ability to breathe God’s breath. It’s God’s breath in our lungs. In and out, nourishing our bodies. In and out, touching every fiber of our beings.