Posts with the category “jesus”
Leave the Baggage
by Joyce Blowers on October 19th, 2022
Leave the baggage at the door…. act like an adult…. and fruits of the Spirit Leave the baggage at the door…or in the car…or . . .
Reflecting God's Image
by Joyce Blowers on September 21st, 2022
It is often easy to see God reflected in a sunrise or sunset. We walk in the woods and feel the presence of God. We sit . . .
LENTEN DEVOTIONS - WEEK 7
by Joyce Blowers on April 12th, 2022
This is the week of Jesus’ Passion. The word ‘passion’ comes from a Latin word meaning suffering for some worthwhile thing. Perhaps we have lost the sense of this word because . . .
Thoughts from our Interim District Superintendent: Lent 2022
by Joyce Blowers on April 6th, 2022
Once again…and still…there is war on earth. Once again…and still…there is bigotry and hatred in our communities, in our country, and all around the world. Once again…and still…
LENTEN DEVOTIONS - WEEK 3
by Joyce Blowers on March 14th, 2022
In God’s eyes we are merely disobedient children when we transgress. However, God has never hid the fact from us that . . .
LENTEN DEVOTIONS – WEEK 2
by Joyce Blowers on March 8th, 2022
In Psalm 103, we are reminded that God is merciful, gracious, slow to anger and most importantly that his love for us is steadfast. No matter what we do to . . .
LENTEN DEVOTIONS – WEEK 1
by Joyce Blowers on March 1st, 2022
This is the third time that Jesus has told his followers that he will suffer and die once they reach Jerusalem.. . . Often overlooked in the opening sentence of v. 32 is the fact that “Jesus is . . .
Chrismons Part 2
by Joyce Blowers on December 10th, 2021
There are stars of several different shapes, number of points and styles. We are familiar with the Star of David, and the five point star, but what about the eight pointed star and the nativity star. What is their meaning? There are other symbols we associate with Jesus and his ministry, including Greek letters. These Chrismon patterns all point to Jesus. They remind us of the true meaning o...
by Joyce Blowers on December 7th, 2021
It is no wonder that children (of all ages) can’t wait until Christmas.Since before Halloween we have been inundated with Christmas gift suggestions, advertisements, and store displays. We also live in a time when we expect our order to arrive very quickly…or yesterday. We want it … and we want it now…NOW! In contrast…the first Sunday of Advent…encourages us to wait. Wait. Those who originally wa...
Chrismons and Chrismon Patterns - Part 1
by Joyce Blowers on December 1st, 2021
Why do we decorate at Christmas with the Star of David, a five point star, a crown, candle, ship or other symbols? Chrismon patterns all point to Jesus. They remind us of . . .
by Joyce Blowers on September 8th, 2021
We will not save the church. Whether it is the questions facing the local church or issues facing the general Church…our answers, our decisions, will not save the church. Sometimes we think . . . .
by Joyce Blowers on August 20th, 2021
We just don’t get the magnitude of God. Everything about God is well beyond our comprehension. What we do know . . .