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Posts from 2018

Here you'll find weekly devotions Bethany writes, mostly following the lectionary. Sometimes the Holy Spirit leads in her in a different way and she's always ready to listen!

Bethany received her Master's of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She has served in full time ministry since 2010 and is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church.

The week between Christmas and New Year's is perhaps my favorite week of the year. It's an odd week…

At this point in the Gospel of Luke, Mary knows that she is pregnant with a special child, but no…

Today is the third Sunday of Advent, also known as Gaudete Sunday. "Gaudete" is the Latin word for…

Today marks the second Sunday in Advent - a time of waiting, preparation, and seeking the light in…

Today marks the first Sunday in Advent - a time of waiting, preparation, and seeking the light in…

"The only thing constant in life is change." The older I get, the more I realize the truth of this…

This passage in Hebrews compares the sacrifices the temple priests used to make (literal sacrifices…

On the surface, this story appears to be an admonishment of our generosity. See those who give so…

If you've known me for than five minutes, then you probably know that my favorite holiday is…

Bartimaeus son of Timaeus was blind in a time and place where it was exceedingly hard to be blind.…

There are many times throughout scripture that Jesus takes our expectations of what the kingdom…

This is a tough passage; it feels scolding, convicting, and like Jesus is commanding something…

In this passage Jesus tells us that 'whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child…

I grew up in a United Methodist Church that was very contemporary. Our building was contemporary -…

Just a couple weeks ago a post went viral among my circle of friends on Facebook. The picture was…

For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things. Between my second and third…

As we travel the world, I have many opportunities to see how people treat one another. We are…

I am currently in the process of trying to lose weight, which means I spend a lot of time thinking…