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Posts from 2020

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.

My favorite jokes about 2020 go something like this - Question: If 2020 was a drink, what would it…

The parables Jesus told throughout his ministry are so rich with meaning it hardly does them…

They say the first step to solving any problem is first admitting that you have one. So here I am,…

There are a lot of common, perhaps even cliche, sayings, about the idea of home. There’s no place…

Palm Sunday is usually a very joyful Sunday in the life of a congregation. I don’t know what the…

Our story from John today starts with Jesus receiving news that Lazarus is ill. Though there is no…

My life over the past week has felt more like something out of a movie I’d go see in the cinema…

There's a meme I see on the internet every so often that goes something like this: When someone…

Have you ever had a "mountain top" experience? It's one of those moments in life where you feel…

If you have ever tended to a garden or even a single plant, you know that it takes work. Sure, you…

Jesus says far more in this passage than can be unpacked in one short devotion. (I'd be hard-…

If you have ever spent any time on social media it is likely you have seen someone talking about…

There seem to be two general moods that prevail in the month of January. The first is the idea of "…

With Christmas just barely over we now come to Jesus as a fully grown adult -  walking, and talking…

And so, a new year, and a new decade, have begun. This first Sunday of 2020 also happens to be…