June 17, 2024

Speaking Of Life 3029 | The Cutting Takes Root

Gardening takes a lot of time, dedication, and patience. Like the care that it takes for a gardener to replant and grow a mighty cedar tree, Ezekiel reminds us that God himself nurtures us and prunes us for our own good. He walks with us through our journey in life and includes us to participate in the advancement of his kingdom.

June 10, 2024

Speaking Of Life 3028 | Deep Weeping

Emotions can be overwhelming, stirring within us, causing us to feel heavy, overwhelmed, and isolate. In Psalms, we are reminded that God continues to work us in the waiting. Through our pain, he will reveal himself to us and restore us in his perfect time.

June 3, 2024

Ordinary Time: Mark

In Ordinary Time, God invites us to observe the unexpected grace in our daily lives, guided by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As we embrace this season, let us find opportunities for discipleship and growth, joining in the ongoing work of building God’s kingdom.

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May 27, 2024

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday is a time for us to appreciate the unity and love between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The love among the Trinity is beyond our understanding. It encourages us to worship with thankfulness, humility, and a sense of wonder.

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May 20, 2024

Pentecost

Pentecost, a day of new beginnings, marks the moment when the Holy Spirit empowered those present. Their hearts were ignited with courage to spread Jesus’ message of love. May we also carry the flame of Pentecost into our communities as advocates of Christ’s love and renewal.

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May 13, 2024

Ascension Sunday

On Ascension Sunday, we see Jesus’ humble life on Earth culminate in divine sovereignty, a journey that binds humanity to God’s boundless love.

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May 6, 2024

Speaking Of Life 3024 | The Divine Irony

Instead of grasping for power, Jesus conquered the world through love. He came and flipped the world upside down to usher in his kingdom.

April 29, 2024

Speaking Of Life 3023 | Plugged In

We rely on our devices for most daily activities, even our relationships. A trip of a circuit can leave us disconnected and isolated. Electricity can fail us. The internet can fail us. Our gadgets can fail us. But one thing is for sure. Our relationship with God will always be there even if everything else fails.

April 22, 2024

Speaking Of Life 3022 | The Green in Rugged Pastures

In Psalm 23, we hear the promise that God gives us rest in green pastures. The “green pastures” the Psalmist referred to are nothing like the bountiful tall green grass landscape that others might think of. In reality, the landscape where the Psalmist lived is actually a desert. Just as the Psalmist could see God’s provision beyond his desert circumstances, we too can rest in the truth that God will lead and care for us, even in the desert.

April 15, 2024

Speaking Of Life 3021 | Jesus Goes Viral

Have you ever seen a video go viral? The video spreads rapidly through online sharing and is watched by thousands or even millions of people around the globe! Like watching that interesting video clip, knowing Jesus makes us want to share with others about who he is. The more we come to know him, the more compelled we are to share his love with the people around us.

April 8, 2024

Speaking Of Life 3020 | Life in a Handful of Dust

Throughout the Bible, God uses dust to reveal how he can transform something lifeless into something wonderful. Even now, God continues to breathe life into us and he can restore what is broken and change it into something amazing.

April 1, 2024

Easter Sunday

Let us celebrate the joy of Easter Sunday! Rejoicing in the triumphant love and transformative power of Christ’s resurrection bringing new life and unfailing hope to all. He is risen!

March 31, 2024

Holy Saturday

In a reflective pause, we remember Holy Saturday. Finding hope and embracing Christ’s love as we patiently wait for the dawn of Easter, knowing that in the stillness, his transformative grace is at work.

March 30, 2024

Good Friday

During Good Friday, we come together to find profound hope in Christ’s journey to the cross that brings light to our lives even during the darkest of times.

March 29, 2024

Maundy Thursday

As we come together this Maundy Thursday, let us share Christ’s love and compassion in communion with others, becoming beacons of his transformative grace in the world around us.

March 25, 2024

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. As we gather in hope reflecting on the compassion of Christ, may he guide us through changing seasons, unveiling the promise of renewal and the all-encompassing light of his love.