Eastertide 2016 – a devotional by Marci McGowan

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Now, let me ask you something profound yet troubling. If you became believers because you trusted the proclamation that Christ is alive, risen from the dead, how can you let people say that there is no such thing as a resurrection?

A Lenten Pause, a devotional by Marci McGowan

St. Bernard Church, Alabama. Photo by Marci McGowan

But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ.

Devotions by Marci McGowan

Marci is one of our more prolific writers. Here is a collection of her devotional words.

Eastertide 2016 – a devotional by Marci McGowan

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Now, let me ask you something profound yet troubling. If you became believers because you trusted the proclamation that Christ is alive, risen from the dead, how can you let people say that there is no such thing as a resurrection?

Lent, Brokenness, Hope and Healing : a devotional by Marci McGowan

Psalm 147: 3-6  The Message Altar and cross in the front of the Callaway Chapel 2015(MSG)

God‛s the one who rebuilds Jerusalem,
who regathers Israel‛s scattered exiles.
He heals the heartbroken
and bandages their wounds.
He counts the stars
and assigns each a name.
Our Lord is great, with limitless strength;
we‛ll never comprehend what he knows and does.

Blue Christmas, a tool box, and the comfort dogs, A Devotional by Marci McGowan

comfort dogs MMc Mercy, Rosie, and Jewel

"Comfort dogs" Mercy, Rosie and Jewel, photo by Marci McGowan

All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.

Worshipfully, a devotion by Marci McGowan

Marci Devotional Nov 2015

It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship.

“Head of the Year?” A devotion about time by Marci McGowan

Rose IMG_2143For many Christians in the Western part of the world, the church's new year will soon be here, beginning with the first day of Advent.   The date moves year to year but is always the fourth Sunday before Christmas.  This year that day is Sunday, November 29, 2015.…

The Fabric of Peace, thoughts on September 11, 2015

The Fabric of Peace, written September 11, 2015

Today we remember 14 years ago
and Peace’s fabric ripped into shreds;
Innocent lives gone in an instant, or longer;
Brave lives given that others might live, in defiance
of the incomprehensible will of the life-takers.…

What’s in Your Bag? A devotion by Marci McGowan, July 28, 2015

0001vdWhat's in your bag?
Matthew 10:10
Don't take a traveling bag for the trip, a change of clothes, sandals, or a walking stick. After all, the worker deserves to have his needs met.   -from God's Word Translation

Where I live in North Carolina, USA, right now it's summer and it is hot.…