Author: Sharon Harris-Ewing

Perseverance

Perseverance

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the […]

A Higher Power

A Higher Power

My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God. (I Corinthians 2:4-5, NRSV) I am writing this devotional less than one week before the election, knowing […]

Holy Interruptions

Holy Interruptions

Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and he answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you.” (Luke 17:20-22, NRSV) […]

Tulips

Tulips

And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. (Matthew […]

Wilderness Acedia

Wilderness Acedia

Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.’” And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. The Lord spoke to Moses […]

Patience

Patience

For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. (Romans 8:24-25, NRSV) These are trying times that present severe challenges to the mental health of individuals and […]

Another Look at Gratitude

Another Look at Gratitude

I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. (Ephesians 1:15-16, NRSV) As I consider the Going the Distance devotionals written since March, I am aware of […]

The Journey is Our Home

The Journey is Our Home

I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. (Genesis 17:7, NRSV) Life is a journey, not a destination. We have all seen that slogan on posters and t-shirts and other memorabilia. […]

Growing in Gratituide

Growing in Gratituide

These simple verses from Psalm 136 are a reminder of all of the verses in the Bible which call upon us to give thanks to God. God is good. God’s steadfast love endures forever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised. In the spring, Deb introduced me to the Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg […]

Jesus Gets It!

Jesus Gets It!

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14, NRSV) For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has […]

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