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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, November 25

John 18:25-40 25 Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself. So they asked him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?” He denied it, saying, “I am not.” 26 One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, challenged him, “Didn’t I see...

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Happy Thanksgiving, Flood Family!

Flood Family, As many of us spend our Thanksgiving weekend with friends and loved ones, we are reminded of the gift of family. The holidays remind us that in spite of unique personalities, passions, and sometimes even beliefs, and even regardless of biological relationship, family is meant to be the place where we can all...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, November 24

John 18:12-24 12 Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him 13 and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. 14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if...

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Hope and the Art of Christmas

I am a professional modern dancer. My dance workplace environment is made up of lovely, beautiful individuals, inside and out. What I’ve realized in my years within this community, that I care so deeply about, is that they often have no idea that “we” exist. If I’m keeping it real, my friends in the dance...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, November 23

John 18:1-11 1 When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it. 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas came to the...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, November 22

John 17:20-26 20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, November 21

John 17:1-19 1 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you,...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, November 19

John 16:5-16 17 At this, some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” 18 They kept asking, “What does he mean by ‘a little...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, November 18

John 16:5-16 5 but now I am going to him who sent me.None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things. 7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, November 17

John 15:8 – 16:4 18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you....

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