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Kayaking in the Cold

The river wants to flow where it wants to flow. God's grace and mercy are like that. Grace wants to go where it wants to go. Mercy wants to flow widely.


No More Deaths

It is legal to leave water for non-human animals in the desert. Leaving water for humans who crossed the border illegally is a federal crime. O God, may love never be criminal. Amen.


The Bible's Church Growth Plan

What if church growth was less about a plan or a program and more about an orientation, an attitude, a way of being? What if the most attractive feature of your church was peace?


Jury Duty

God, sometimes I am as oblivious and heartless as Saul. Thank you for knocking me off my horse to see how I have hurt you, and your beloveds. 


No One

Let us pray for those who have no one to pray for them. For some people, the Spirit's intercession is not Plan B. Her sighs are the only plan to lift their loneliness to God.


The Door Is Still Open

John of Patmos saw an open door in heaven, an open channel through which faith could operate boldly and imaginatively. God has left that door open for each of us.


I Wish I Were a Simpleton

God, for every compromised pleasure I have lost, you have a thousand perfect ones in store. Reveal some to me now, so that I can stop whining. Amen.


Transitions

Ours is a God who knows the journey, who is on the move, who goes ahead of us. You will be upheld. You will be sustained, in your going out and coming in. Trust this.


With a Love that Casts Out Fear

"'Do not be afraid.' Yes, the lilies of the field will be adorned and the birds of the air will eat. And how much more does your Creator love you? You will be well. Read more of today's Daily devotional by John C. Dorhauer


Spirit Prompts

"The Kin-dom of God needs your Spirit-prompted vision. Do you see trouble? Write it. Beauty? Write that. Solidarity? Write that, too. Or speak it, or draw it, or sculpt it." Read more of today's Daily devotional by John A. Nelson