• by Guest Contributor
    Psalm 107:1-3 (CEB) 1  “Give thanks to the Lord because he is good,        because his faithful love lasts forever!”2 That’s what those who are redeemed by the Lord say,    the ones God redeemed from the power of their enemies,3     the ones God gathered from various countries,    from east and west, north and south. Reflection God’s goodness is for all […]
  • by Joe Monahan
    Psalm 31:7-8 (CEB) 7 I rejoice and celebrate in your faithful love    because you saw my suffering—    you were intimately acquainted with my deep distress.8 You didn’t hand me over to the enemy,    but set my feet in wide-open spaces. Reflection This year, we give thanks in the midst of suffering. Our gatherings are not […]
  • by Rachel Callender
    Psalm 69:30-33 (CEB) 30 I will praise God’s name with song;    I will magnify him with thanks31     because that is more pleasing to the Lord than an ox,    more pleasing than a young bull with full horns and hooves.32 Let the afflicted see it and be glad!    You who seek God—    let your hearts beat strong again33     because the Lord listens to […]
  • by Rachel Callender
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-20 (CEB) 16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray continually. 18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Don’t suppress the Spirit. 20 Don’t brush off Spirit-inspired messages, 21 but examine everything carefully and hang on to what is good. Reflection Tell me if you’ve ever had a moment like this: A […]
  • by Guest Contributor
    1 Chronicles 16:31-34 (CEB) 31 Let heaven celebrate!    Let the earth rejoice!    Let the nations say, “The Lord rules!”32 Let the sea and everything in it roar!    Let the countryside and everything in it celebrate!33 Then the trees of the forest will shout out joyfully    before the Lord, because he is coming    to establish justice on earth!34 Give thanks to the Lord because he […]
  • by Guest Contributor
    John 13:34-35 (CEB) 34 “I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. 35 This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.” Reflection Jesus gave us the greatest commandment: “Love each other. […]
  • by Joe Monahan
    Luke 6:37-38 (CEB) 37 “Don’t judge, and you won’t be judged. Don’t condemn, and you won’t be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good portion—packed down, firmly shaken, and overflowing—will fall into your lap. The portion you give will determine the portion […]
  • by Joe Monahan
    John 8:7-11 (CEB) 7 They continued to question (Jesus), so he stood up and replied, “Whoever hasn’t sinned should throw the first stone.” 8 Bending down again, he wrote on the ground. 9 Those who heard him went away, one by one, beginning with the elders. Finally, only Jesus and the woman were left in […]