9-2-14 Daily E-Votional

Posted September 1, 2014 by luciaoerter
Categories: God Stuff

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Tuesday, Sept. 2

Mark 14:66-72

This is John’s brown trout catch as we began our fishing expedition on Labor Day. Cute, eh?

Denial. Betrayal. When it happens to you, it’s the pits. I distinctly remember denial and betrayal being part of the Junior High years. I could totally be having a cool conversation with a friend and then, BAM, things would go south pretty quick. Just seconds before the shift it seemed like everything was okay.

At times like those, I found that I was less likely to trust the person who turned on me. I wanted to remember the friend as they were before. That became really difficult because the friend turned on me. After that betrayal, the friend could swear on a stack of Bibles and her mother’s grave that there was no way she would dare break a another promise of keeping a friend’s secret secret. I just knew that I wasn’t going to share with her anything that I wanted to keep secret.

When I asked the friend why she broke the promise and why she shared my secret with others, she denied that she told anyone anything.

Mark 14:66-72While all this was going on, Peter was down in the courtyard. One of the Chief Priest’s servant girls came in and, seeing Peter warming himself there, looked hard at him and said, “You were with the Nazarene, Jesus.”

68He denied it: “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” He went out on the porch. A rooster crowed.

69-70The girl spotted him and began telling the people standing around, “He’s one of them.” He denied it again.

After a little while, the bystanders brought it up again. “You’ve got to be one of them. You’ve got ‘Galilean’ written all over you.”

71-72Now Peter got really nervous and swore, “I never laid eyes on this man you’re talking about.” Just then the rooster crowed a second time. Peter remembered how Jesus had said, “Before a rooster crows twice, you’ll deny me three times.” He collapsed in tears.

We come to the story in Mark where we find Peter who is denying that he ever knew Jesus. Jesus has predicted this would happen and it wasn’t until the words were out of his mouth that Peter realized Jesus knew the truth about him more than he knew the truth about himself.

When have you entrusted a secret with someone and they abused your trust? Were you able to continue on in your relationship and grow from the experience? When has someone else entrusted a secret with you? Are you a good secret keeper? When do you know that you have out and out denied something you did when you know that you did it? Why deny it?

In Conversation with a child: Ask a child to tell you why it is important to tell the truth

Prayers for our soldiers and others fighting for our country: Nick Steele, Sgt. Zach Fessler, Peter Davidson

Remember in Prayer: Christina, Earl, Karen, Gillian, Loretta & family, Friend of Julie, Sue, Roger & family, Tanner, Pattie, Frank & Jean & family, Ginger, Todd & family, Carol, Judith, Lynn, Bonnie, Alan, Al’s family, Carol M., Diane’s family, Linda, Vivian, Ron, Sue, Janine, Leigh, Kristen, Summer, Graham, Kevin, Karen

And those experiencing loss – family & friends of: Dee, Cindy, Bernadette, Alice, Tom, Tony, Al, David Dale, Sr., Mary Scott, Don, Jim, Diane, David, Herm, Helen, Father Billy, Joe, Brian, Clarence, Mackenzie, Nate, Gertrude, Dion, Marshall

Prayer: We begin our day in you, O God. We give you thanks for the gift of friends and the gift of trust. Help us to walk in your ways and be your trustworthy people. Amen

Your E-Votional Servant

Lucia

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9-1-14 Daily E-Votional

Posted August 31, 2014 by luciaoerter
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Monday, Sept. 1

Mark 14:53-65

Above picture is of our bathroom in this old renovated building in Arkansas. Well, we won’t have to worry about a paper shortage here.

Last week, driving from Florida to Indiana and then back so I could be with Dee, brought many many hours of driving out on the road. There is so much to see and experience. Lots of stuff becomes more critical when you’re zooming down the road at high speeds. Add to the high speeds the nighttime conditions and rain. That’s when I decided to stop. I was parked out on the highway somewhere around Chattanooga and it became clear that we weren’t getting anywhere fast. I pulled off the road and checked in a hotel.

The next morning very early, I was out on the road again. The second day of driving was much clearer and that always helps when driving thru the mountains. It’s been a few years since I’ve driven in mountains and I was quickly reminded of how fast the traffic goes when it’s zooming down three lanes wide.

At one point in the drive, traffic was four lanes wide and I began to sniff something like burning rubber. That’s when I saw some smoke coming from a semi’s tires. He was ahead of me a bit over a couple of lanes from me and clearly, he was losing a tire. The tire started ripping apart and flinging tire parts all over the highway. Many of the cars in front of me were dodging from lane to lane to avoid the debris causing more damage. It was definitely a high alert time trying to both, maneuver and avoid, all at the same time. As I watched in my rear view mirror, I could see that the truck was not stopping and all sorts of tire debris was still flying off from his truck.

I continued to pray for the truck driver and pray for the traffic behind me to safely navigate around the truck and debris. I also found that, after that experience, my spatial awareness was on high alert every time I saw a truck.

Mark 14:53-65 53-54They led Jesus to the Chief Priest, where the high priests, religious leaders, and scholars had gathered together. Peter followed at a safe distance until they got to the Chief Priest’s courtyard, where he mingled with the servants and warmed himself at the fire.

55-59The high priests conspiring with the Jewish Council looked high and low for evidence against Jesus by which they could sentence him to death. They found nothing. Plenty of people were willing to bring in false charges, but nothing added up, and they ended up canceling each other out. Then a few of them stood up and lied: “We heard him say, ‘I am going to tear down this Temple, built by hard labor, and in three days build another without lifting a hand.'” But even they couldn’t agree exactly.

60-61In the middle of this, the Chief Priest stood up and asked Jesus, “What do you have to say to the accusation?” Jesus was silent. He said nothing.

The Chief Priest tried again, this time asking, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed?”

62Jesus said, “Yes, I am, and you’ll see it yourself:

The Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Mighty One, arriving on the clouds of heaven.”

63-64The Chief Priest lost his temper. Ripping his clothes, he yelled, “Did you hear that? After that do we need witnesses? You heard the blasphemy. Are you going to stand for it?”

They condemned him, one and all. The sentence: death.

65Some of them started spitting at him. They blindfolded his eyes, then hit him, saying, “Who hit you? Prophesy!” The guards, punching and slapping, took him away.

The author of Mark uses words that describe Peter as being tentative and distant. As is the case with all scripture, it is important to ask why that particular thing was included. I’m guessing that Peter’s hesitation needed to be brought out.

When have you been most aware that you are keeping your distance from someone or something? Why would people decide to stay their distance from getting involved in a church? Why do people decide to become fully involved in a church? How do you determine a safe distance of becoming involved versus becoming too involved?

In Conversation with a child: Ask a child to tell you what they have learned about telling the difference between a stranger and someone they can trust

Prayers for our soldiers and others fighting for our country: Nick Steele, Sgt. Zach Fessler, Peter Davidson

Remember in Prayer: Christina, Earl, Karen, Gillian, Loretta & family, Friend of Julie, Sue, Roger & family, Tanner, Pattie, Frank & Jean & family, Ginger, Todd & family, Carol, Judith, Lynn, Bonnie, Alan, Al’s family, Carol M., Diane’s family, Linda, Vivian, Ron, Sue, Janine, Leigh, Kristen, Summer, Graham, Kevin, Karen

And those experiencing loss – family & friends of: Dee, Cindy, Bernadette, Alice, Tom, Tony, Al, David Dale, Sr., Mary Scott, Don, Jim, Diane, David, Herm, Helen, Father Billy, Joe, Brian, Clarence, Mackenzie, Nate, Gertrude, Dion, Marshall

Prayer: Our day begins with you, O God. We thank you for the abundance of your blessings. We thank you also for technological solutions to our techno problems. Continue to bless this ministry. May our lives be strengthened to do the ministry you call us to each day. Amen

Your E-Votional Servant

Lucia

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8-31-14 Daily E-Votional

Posted August 30, 2014 by luciaoerter
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This little fly is about 1/2 inch in length. one of my favorites

This little fly is about 5/8 inch in length. one of my favorites

Sunday, Aug. 31

1Timothy 4:7b-16

Welcome to Day 1 of Vacation. I haven’t seen John since the beginning of 2014. I haven’t fished since I last fished with John a year ago. So, I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to attach a picture each day that brings you some reality of where we’ll be fishing in Arkansas over the next 11 days and the pics will attest to my taking Sabbath(s). .. a string of Sabbaths.

This is mostly a travel day for me to get to John and then for us to drive to Arkansas. I realize that as I go fishing this year, there’s going to be some time where I need to be retrained. There’s a lot I know I’ve forgotten about fishing. There will be specific training in each of the places where we will fish. There are obstacles in the water, there are creatures (I don’t want to think about the slithering type that we may see), there will be fast moving water and water levels that will change maybe 9 feet within a day. Fishing the tailwaters mean that we will be fishing in water that will be generated at the dam and we’ll have to move around. There have been times when we’ve slid down embankments and hoisted ourselves up ropes to get in and out of the water. I’ll have to retrain myself in knot tying as I tie my flies onto my leader.

Training assumes that you will arrive at a conclusion; acquiring the skills or outcome you desire. I don’t think training comes naturally for us because we want to believe that we know everything we need to know at any particular time. Training is usually something we do on a short term basis. Training wheels assume that we’ll get past the training point and then remove the training wheels and call ourselves trained. Daily training, as in training every single day of our lives, is something pretty foreign to most of us.

11-14Get the word out. Teach all these things. And don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed—keep that dusted off and in use.

The author of Timothy uses words to remind the readers that we are to exercise and train daily in God; what we might call spiritual workouts. Timothy gives some examples of how this is worked out in our daily living.

What are the things you know about in life that you have used in training others? What things do you not feel qualified to teach others? If someone called you at the last minute to lead a group in their absence, would you be able to accommodate their request? How likely would it be for you to share your spiritual beliefs and thoughts about God with others? How do you think others learn how to share what they believe?

In Conversation with a child: Ask a child to tell you why people need training wheels on bikes

Prayers for our soldiers and others fighting for our country: Nick Steele, Sgt. Zach Fessler, Peter Davidson

Remember in Prayer: Christina, Earl, Karen, Gillian, Loretta & family, Friend of Julie, Sue, Roger & family, Tanner, Pattie, Frank & Jean & family, Ginger, Todd & family, Carol, Judith, Lynn, Bonnie, Alan, Al’s family, Carol M., Diane’s family, Linda, Vivian, Ron, Sue, Janine, Leigh, Kristen, Summer, Graham, Kevin, Karen

And those experiencing loss – family & friends of: Dee, Cindy, Bernadette, Alice, Tom, Tony, Al, David Dale, Sr., Mary Scott, Don, Jim, Diane, David, Herm, Helen, Father Billy, Joe, Brian, Clarence, Mackenzie, Nate, Gertrude, Dion, Marshall

Prayer: You give us this day and the thank you for that, O God. Help us in this day to not be timid but confident when it comes to you. Guide us to share our faith with others. Amen

Your E-Votional Servant

Lucia

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8-30-14 Daily E-Votional

Posted August 29, 2014 by luciaoerter
Categories: God Stuff

BE_THE_TYPE_OF_PERSON_YOU_WANT_TO_MEET_2Saturday, Aug. 30

Mark 14:43-52

Back in my junior high days a new girl moved in the neighborhood. Most of the other kids in the neighborhood were guys so it was a bit exciting for me to find another girl who would be a potential friend. I wondered a lot of things about her before she even moved in. Would she be my friend? Would she be friendly? Would she like the same things I liked? Would I like what she liked?

My mother took me over to meet her after they moved in. The girl was pretty busy with her own stuff and seemed pretty settled in and really didn’t seem to have time for me. She was courteous and all, but distant. I felt that.

Now, I don’t know what happened or didn’t happen but she didn’t list me as a person she wanted to be around. We hadn’t had a conversation, we hadn’t spent any time together, but she wasn’t going to have any part of me. I wondered. Was it because I lived across the street? Was it because of the way I looked? I still don’t know to this day what the problem was in making that connection happen.

I do know that when I was walking down the street one day, she was with another classmate when she pointed at me and then the two had closed conversations and away their own way. Sometimes kids can be so cruel without thinking about what it would feel like if others did the same to them. And also, sometimes kids don’t know what it would be like to make the circle bigger.

Many moments and conversations later in life, I’ve wondered what I might have said that could have helped in any way to bring a connection.

Mark 14:43  No sooner were the words out of his mouth when Judas, the one out of the Twelve, showed up, and with him a gang of ruffians, sent by the high priests, religion scholars, and leaders, brandishing swords and clubs. The betrayer had worked out a signal with them: “The one I kiss, that’s the one—seize him. Make sure he doesn’t get away.”

Jesus knew what was going on around the table. Jesus knew what the disciples were thinking and specifically, what Judas was planning. Of course Judas denied what he was up to, but hurried off to complete his plan.

When have you hoped that a person would choose you out of all the other choices? When has someone else been eager to be part of your world but you blocked them out? When have you known that someone else was going to go out and do something very wrong? Was there anything anyone could have said to them to change their mind? When have you known that someone was going to go out and do something that would be against you?

In Conversation with a child: Ask a child to tell you when they have been hurt by a friend

Prayers for our soldiers and others fighting for our country: Nick Steele, Sgt. Zach Fessler, Peter Davidson

Remember in Prayer: Christina, Earl, Karen, Gillian, Loretta & family, Friend of Julie, Sue, Roger & family, Tanner, Pattie, Frank & Jean & family, Ginger, Todd & family, Carol, Judith, Lynn, Bonnie, Alan, Al’s family, Carol M., Diane’s family, Linda, Vivian, Ron, Sue, Janine, Leigh, Kristen, Summer, Graham, Kevin, Karen

Prayer Request:  Prayers for Julia whose daughter, Christina,  has been diagnosed with cancer. She’s married and has two small children. In addition, there is the village, the many who surround Christina and her parents and friends. Prayers please, Debi

And those experiencing loss – family & friends of: Dee, Cindy, Bernadette, Alice, Tom, Tony, Al, David Dale, Sr., Mary Scott, Don, Jim, Diane, David, Herm, Helen, Father Billy, Joe, Brian, Clarence, Mackenzie, Nate, Gertrude, Dion, Marshall

Prayer: Our day begins in you, O God. We give you thanks for the gift of other people. Help us in our relationships. Help us to act in ways that brings out the best in the other. May your ways be our ways today. Amen

Your E-Votional Servant

Lucia

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8-29-14 Daily E-Votional

Posted August 28, 2014 by luciaoerter
Categories: God Stuff

Randy, Lucia, Phil

Randy, Lucia, Phil

Friday, Aug. 28

Mark 14:27-42

A good meal and/or gathering with friends is the best. It’s really about connecting with the others and not about the food, but food is a nice addition. It’s truly about the conversation and the sharing. That is one of the most wonderful things in life. How often we forget the importance of maintaining our relationships. It seems so simple that we forget that it takes sharing and growing together and you can’t really do the togetherness without the togetherness.

With my trip to Indianapolis to be with Dee and then give the eulogy at her memorial service, I didn’t have much time to actually connect with family. I always yearn for more time to be with them and with friends. This time was very different. Good, just different.

What I knew for sure was that if I gathered with friends or family before the service, I would lose it. So, there was time for dinner with my brothers and spouses and Kristen and Mike and Jake  after the service and then back to Florida Thursday morning early for the 14 hours of drive before one more sleep and then off to Brandon I go.

As I began the drive back to Florida, I could feel my heart feeling the loss of Dee. Grief is a journey.

Mark 14:27 Jesus told them, “You’re all going to feel that your world is falling apart and that it’s my fault. There’s a Scripture that says,
I will strike the shepherd; The sheep will go helter-skelter.”But after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you, leading the way to Galilee.”

The good fellowship in the Upper Room made the twelve forget the danger outside so Jesus gave them warning. Peter was not the only one who boasted and felt self-confident.

What are some of the ways that you maintain your relationship with your friends? When have you felt that your being in their presence really removed much of the fear in your heart? If a child asked you why it is good to have and keep friends, what things would you be sure to tell them? How would you describe the kinds of friends you attract? How would your friends describe you?

In Conversation with a child: Ask a child to tell you about their best friend

Prayers for our soldiers and others fighting for our country: Nick Steele, Sgt. Zach Fessler, Peter Davidson

Remember in Prayer: Family and friends of Dee, Earl, Karen, Gillian, Loretta & family, Friend of Julie, Sue, Roger & family, Tanner, Pattie, Frank & Jean & family, Ginger, Todd & family, Carol, Judith, Lynn, Bonnie, Alan, Al’s family, Carol M., Diane’s family, Linda, Vivian, Ron, Sue, Janine, Leigh, Kristen, Summer, Graham, Kevin, Karen

And those experiencing loss – family & friends of: Dee, Cindy, Bernadette, Alice, Tom, Tony, Al, David Dale, Sr., Mary Scott, Don, Jim, Diane, David, Herm, Helen, Father Billy, Joe, Brian, Clarence, Mackenzie, Nate, Gertrude, Dion, Marshall

Prayer: We thank you, O God, for the gift of friends. We thank you that Jesus had friends who ate together and shared. Help us to care for our friends. Amen

Your E-Votional Servant

Lucia

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8-28-14 Daily E-Votional

Posted August 27, 2014 by luciaoerter
Categories: God Stuff

Dee's last communion, last morsel of food

Dee’s last communion, last morsel of food

Thursday, Aug. 28

Mark 14:12-26

When I arrived in Indiana a week ago, I had the distinct honor of having communion with Dee. It was so fortunate that Dee was able to get out of bed with some help and sit with her daughter and her granddaughter and myself and partake of communion. I didn’t have any of this planned but the thought quickly evolved as we had our first conversations. Dee’s residence, Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville (The center of Health and wellness) ……. got us each a glass of wine and some bread and there we were at the Lord’s table.

I would like to just take a few sentences to say that I’ve never had such an experience in an assisted living facility. Throughout the facility, the staff was so welcoming and ready to serve. Numerous staff members filed into Dee’s room over the last five days of her life. Each staff member continued to thank Dee for being there and for bringing them such joy. Two of the chefs came out and knelt by her bed so they could be close to her and tell her they loved her. Then there were the other residents who also felt so connected. I would totally endorse Wellbrooke Centers. They aren’t paying me for saying that, but they have a very special thing going on and I always like to share the great stuff like that when I see it. They continued to bring us snack trays and juice and coffee and ask if there was anything else they could do for us or bring to us. Bringing together all of the elements for communion and making the preparation for a very special “last” supper will always be close to my heart.

Before having communion, Dee was having a few spiritual issues that were unsettling to her heart. I could tell she was troubled. It was great to listen to her concerns and help in guiding her through to a settled place. When we finished communion, Dee said that she thought it was time to get back in bed. That was Thursday evening and Dee never got out of bed again.

He directed two of his disciples, “Go into the city. A man carrying a water jug will meet you. Follow him. Ask the owner of whichever house he enters, ‘The Teacher wants to know, Where is my guest room where I can eat the Passover meal with my disciples?’ He will show you a spacious second-story room, swept and ready. Prepare for us there.”

The disciples left, came to the city, found everything just as he had told them, and prepared the Passover meal.

It really meant a lot to Jesus to spend hours with his disciples. He loved them and their presence and growth encouraged him. Jesus took the cup and the bread of the Passover and transformed them into memorials/symbols of his own blood and body.

When you have been given communion, what sort of questions go thru your mind? What things confuse you? When did you first receive communion? Before that time, what things did you wonder about communion? If a child asked you about communion, would you want to send them to a religious type person for answers because you aren’t really sure how to answer? If no religious person was around, what is the simplest way you might explain communion to them?

In Conversation with a child: Ask a child to tell you what their favorite thing is to put in a container

Prayers for our soldiers and others fighting for our country: Nick Steele, Sgt. Zach Fessler, Peter Davidson

Remember in Prayer: Family and friends of Dee, Earl, Karen, Gillian, Loretta & family, Friend of Julie, Sue, Roger & family, Tanner, Pattie, Frank & Jean & family, Ginger, Todd & family, Carol, Judith, Lynn, Bonnie, Alan, Al’s family, Carol M., Diane’s family, Linda, Vivian, Ron, Sue, Janine, Leigh, Kristen, Summer, Graham, Kevin, Karen

And those experiencing loss – family & friends of: Dee, Cindy, Bernadette, Alice, Tom, Tony, Al, David Dale, Sr., Mary Scott, Don, Jim, Diane, David, Herm, Helen, Father Billy, Joe, Brian, Clarence, Mackenzie, Nate, Gertrude, Dion, Marshall

Prayer: O God, we come before you today in thanks for the multitude of blessings you have given us. We thank you for your son, Jesus Christ. You know the concerns of this E-Votional group and I would ask that you attend to each as they have need. In our daily breaking of bread, help us remember the meal Jesus left to us. Amen

Your E-Votional Servant

Lucia

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8-27-14 Daily E-Votional

Posted August 26, 2014 by luciaoerter
Categories: God Stuff

Dee&LuciaWednesday, Aug. 27

Mark 141-11

I am pictured here with Dee McCoy on her 90th birthday. Last Friday, Dee turned 95, much to her dismay. In Dee’s words, she was “ready to go” for many years. She just didn’t want to get to be one day, or one year, older. She was tired. She was weak. She was worn.

Dee was the woman who was like a mom to me. Dee was a Church choir mother for the children and youth at church and she helped with the church youth gatherings from time to time. She was the choir mother who would have a paper napkin or kleenex available so that any children or youth who forgot to spit out their gum before practice would have a place to deposit their wad of gum.

It was Dee and her husband, Roger, who opened their home to me my senior year of high school when my father was unable to care for my brother and myself. Their invitation and welcome into their home made it possible for me to stay in Indianapolis and graduate from the same high school where I started. I lived with them that entire year and I learned about a whole different way of being family. They loved me just as I was and they taught me volumes about love. Their daughter, Denita, continues to be like a sister to me.

A few weeks ago, I was alerted that Dee was on the decline and hospice had been called in. Then, a week ago, Denita called and said that hospice had called and that Dee was showing signs of losing ground. Denita flew from California to Indy and I began a drive from Florida to Indy. Denita and I were by her bedside, with granddaughter, Deana, since last Thursday. Dee rallied a few times in the first of those five days and then her body just gave in, gave up, or gave out.

For now, I’m in deep gratitude for the love Dee extended to me, especially at a time when I had given up on anyone ever being able to break into my shell and love me. Dee just kept loving me and loving me and it has forever changed me.

As I come to this text today, all I can say is that I’m fixated on the good of Dee’s life and all she meant to me. Today, Wednesday, we will commit Dee to her final resting place, and remember her in a memorial service. Rest in peace, Mrs. Head/Dee. You have touched my heart so deep!

1-2   In only two days the eight-day Festival of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread would begin. The high priests and religion scholars were looking for a way they could seize Jesus by stealth and kill him. They agreed that it should not be done during Passover Week. “We don’t want the crowds up in arms,” they said.

We hear the words from Mark today that point to the conversations and thoughts of the high priests and scholars who were looking for a loophole; a way to catch Jesus and have him arrested and killed.

When have you been hurt by someone and have become fixated on what that other person did to you? What are some of the ways you found yourself being consumed with their wrongdoings? Do you still spend lots of time thinking about those past wrongdoings and how much you despise that person? If it were possible for you to fixate on the good in that other person, what outcome do you suppose it would have on you and the break in your relationship?

In Conversation with a child: Ask a child to tell you what has to happen to forgive someone for something they have done

Prayers for our soldiers and others fighting for our country: Nick Steele, Sgt. Zach Fessler, Peter Davidson

Remember in Prayer: Family and friends of Dee, Earl, Karen, Gillian, Loretta & family, Friend of Julie, Sue, Roger & family, Tanner, Pattie, Frank & Jean & family, Ginger, Todd & family, Carol, Judith, Lynn, Bonnie, Alan, Al’s family, Carol M., Diane’s family, Linda, Vivian, Ron, Sue, Janine, Leigh, Kristen, Summer, Graham, Kevin, Karen

And those experiencing loss – family & friends of: Dee, Cindy, Bernadette, Alice, Tom, Tony, Al, David Dale, Sr., Mary Scott, Don, Jim, Diane, David, Herm, Helen, Father Billy, Joe, Brian, Clarence, Mackenzie, Nate, Gertrude, Dion, Marshall

Prayer: Loving God, we know that your way is right and that your love for us is unconditional. We are glad that you don’t fixate on our wrongs but love us back to you. Help us to walk in your ways this day. Amen

Your E-Votional Servant

Lucia

© 2014 Lucia Oerter

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A ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Brandon, Florida providing for your daily walk with Christ!


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