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Weekly Devotion - A Scenic View

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A Scenic View By Amy Kopecky The patch of sunlight on the living room floor reminds me how much difference a year makes. Last March, this patch was my spot. I was extremely nauseous from pregnancy and like a cat, I stretched across the floor, absorbing all the comfort a body can get in...

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Weekly Devotion - February 17th

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Never Give Up By Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister   Do you know the story behind the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir? I recently came across the story of its turbulent beginnings. The Brooklyn Tabernacle, located in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, and home of the famous 250 member...

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Weekly Devotion - Jesus, Lover of My Soul

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God is with Us in the Storms of Life By Lois Brumberg John 6:16-21 My family used to go fishing on a lake in the mountains of Idaho. One day, coming back from such an excursion, a squall came up. Peaceful blue water turned grey. The waves were so high they looked higher than our...

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Weekly Devotion - What a Friend We Have in Jesus

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What a Friend We Have in Jesus By Rev. Kris Kunkel Groundhogs Day! Deja Vu! Same old, same old! Here we go again! Been there, done that! Chasing my tail!  Ever have that feeling?  Ever sat with someone with that feeling?  Ever wondered...

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Weekly Devotion - February 24th

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Every Little Thing By Cooper JohnsonJunior at West Seattle HS and active in Hope's ofour2 HS Youth Group Sometimes it can be difficult to believe that God actually cares about the minor inconveniences in your life. It can seem like we all just muddle through our daily dose of annoyances...

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Ash Wednesday Devotion

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ASH WEDNESDAY By Rev. Roger Sylwester Ash Wednesday has been an important day in the Christian Church. Traditionally (without COVID-19 restrictions) the service on this day includes the observance of the Lord’s Supper and the imposition of ashes on the forehead. This year you have...

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Weekly Devotion - February 10th

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At the Heart of our Universe is a Relationship By Tonia Davidson Numbers 6:26; Hebrews 10:24-25 British researchers recently discovered that one smile stimulates the pleasure center of the brain as much as 2,000 chocolate bars! Now that’s a study I’d like to participate in...

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Weekly Devotion - February 3rd

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Rest By Erin Wicklund, Hope Lutheran Foundation One afternoon I was sitting alone in my office putting 110% of myself into a project, but completely disheartened by my progress. Exhaustion was setting in when my co-worker, Sister Rosemary, came to say goodbye for the day. Pulling on her coat...

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Weekly Devotion - January 27th

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Just Read It! By Loren Sommer Isaiah 55:1-7; Matthew 4:1-4 “Oh, this is so frustrating!  I just don’t know why the sprinkler system works sometimes and other times it won’t!” Jill exclaimed.  “If I don’t get some water on these grapevines there...

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Weekly Devotion - January 20th

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Resilience is God-With-Us By Amy Kopecky We understand the incarnation of a Savior so differently after a long pandemic. How many of us want to be in the flesh, face to face, with people right now? God in the flesh carries more gravity now. Can you imagine if Jesus came in 2020 or 2021 and...

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