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Category: Devotional

Daily Practice: Everyone Needs Joy!

Tony Campolo is an American sociologist, pastor, author, public speaker and former spiritual advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton. In the below video, he shares an interesting story from a time when he was in Honolulu and somehow found himself throwing a birthday party for prostitutes. Everyone deserves a celebration in the church of Jesus Christ! Thoughts to Consider What evidence of God’s transformation in your life (perhaps through practicing spiritual... Read More
at Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Daily Practice: Rejoice!

"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete."  (John 15:11). "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"  (Philippians 4:4) "Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy." (Psalm 47:1) "Let us rejoice and be glad and give him the glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready."  (Revelation 19:7) "A... Read More
at Monday, March 26, 2018

Daily Practice: What to Expect When Fasting

What can you expect to experience during a fast? Hunger... your physical body needs food and is trained to expect food. You will probably experience both a physical and psychological craving for food (or for the food groups you are fasting from). Here are some ways to turn your physical hunger into spiritual growth: Turn hunger and craving into prayer. "God, as my body craves food, I crave Your presence." Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat... Read More
at Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Daily Practice: Start Small with Fasting

Later this week, we'll invite you to join us as we do an extended fast together. Today, we invite you to practice fasting or abstaining in a small way. Try giving up something that you eat or drink every day. It might be dessert, coke, coffee, or a glass of wine. What can you go without today in order to draw your attention closer to God? Our extended fast will be from sundown on Wednesday until Thursday night's meal. On Thursday, from noon until 1, our sanctuary will be open for... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Shibata at Monday, March 5, 2018

Daily Practice: Involve Your Kids

Our focus this week has been Lectio Divina. Did you know you can also do this spiritual practice with your kids? It might be a little different than if you were trying it by yourself (possibly more entertaining). Rev. Clay Horton and his wife Errinne led their kids Coleson and Brenna through Lectio Divina. Watch his intro video and try it with your kids or grandkids. He even included the full video of their time together and what scripure they read. Click here for a more... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Shibata at Thursday, March 1, 2018