devotion July 4, 2014

Good Morning, and Happy Independence Day! Happy 4th of July! When we were in Israel, we went out in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. The captain raised the American flag and played the Star Spangled Banner – It was a moving moment, honoring our flag half way around the world! But then, aren’t … [Read more…]

devotion 7-3-14

Good Morning! Mark 3:13-19 13 He went up the mountain and called to him those whom he wanted, and they came to him. 14And he appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles,* to be with him, and to be sent out to proclaim the message, 15and to have authority to cast out demons. 16So he … [Read more…]

devotion 7-2-14

Good Morning! Mark 3:7-12 7 Jesus departed with his disciples to the lake, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him; 8hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, and the region around Tyre and Sidon. 9He told his disciples to have a … [Read more…]

devotion – 7-1-14

Good Morning! Mark 3:1- 3:6 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. 2They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come forward.” 4Then he said … [Read more…]

devotion 6-30-14

Good Morning! Mark 2:23–28 23One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” 25And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did … [Read more…]

devotion 6-28-04

Good Morning! Mark 2:18-22 18Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came and said to him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” 19Jesus said to them, “The wedding guests cannot fast while the bridegroom is with them, can they? As long … [Read more…]

devotion 6-27-14

Good Morning! Mark 2:13-17 13 Jesus* went out again beside the lake; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them. 14As he was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he got up and followed him. 15 And as … [Read more…]

devotion 6-26-14

Good Morning!! Mark 2:1-12 When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and he was speaking the word to them. 3Then some people* came, bringing to him a … [Read more…]

devotion 6-25-14

Good morning! Mark 2:1-12 When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and he was speaking the word to them. 3Then some people* came, bringing to him a … [Read more…]

Devotion 6-24-14

Good Morning! Mark 1:40-45 40 A leper* came to him begging him, and kneeling* he said to him, ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ 41Moved with pity,* Jesus* stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I do choose. Be made clean!’ 42Immediately the leprosy* left him, and he was … [Read more…]