Entries by sarahp

Fish AND Breakfast

Today’s Scripture: John 21 As the book of John comes to a close, Jesus and his disciples have been through it! Jesus had died, was buried, was resurrected, and came back to hang out with his people. Now, in Chapter 21, the guys are going fishing. It’s been a slow night, and when morning comes, […]

At the Tomb

Today’s Scripture: John 20 I love to engage my sense of imagination with this Chapter. Join me in imagining what Mary must have experienced at the tomb. Mary didn’t wake up early that Sunday. Actually, she really never slept that night. With some of the other women, she rose and hefted the burial supplies. They […]

A Storm Can’t Stop God’s Plan for You

Today’s Scripture: John 19 I try to be an optimist. I don’t ignore the bad and believe everything is always sunshine and rainbows. But I do think we can learn to find peace in the storm. Part of that peace comes from realizing God has a plan even when evil works against us. When life […]

Betrayal of a Jerkface

Today’s Scripture: John 18 As Jesus entered into the Kidron Valley the night he was arrested, he would have passed by the brook of Kidron where the blood of the lambs that had been sacrificed for Passover would be channeled. This must have been a grim reminder of the blood that he would offer as […]

How To Not Hate A Jerkface – Resources

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Jesus Prays

Today’s Scripture: John 17 “The power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not the one who says it” is part of a quote from Max Lucado that I wholly agreed with until I read John 17. While Mr. Lucado is correct, our prayers do make a difference because God is hearing […]

Ultimate Overcomer

Today’s Scripture: John 16 “What level is your pain right now, honey?” I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked that question, but it is a high number. Having given birth to five children naturally, I can honestly say I’ve had a 10 out of 10 pain level. The moments before a child comes […]

Are you a Friend?

Today’s Scripture: John 15 John 15:12-14 12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. 13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command.  I don’t know about you, but for […]

Describe Yourself

Today’s Scripture: John 14 Have you ever been asked to describe yourself in three words, or even in just one? This question is often used in job interviews or in icebreakers for small groups. We want to learn about each other in a quick way, and so we ask everyone to boil down their most […]

How to Not Hate a Jerkface

Today’s Scripture: John 13 Thirty-one years ago, America was introduced to the term jerkface when Bart Simpson confronted bully Jimbo Jones. Bart was tired of putting up with Jimbo’s obnoxious and unlikable behavior. Emboldened by the backing of the 25 greyhounds his family recently rescued, he was ready to call Jimbo out for what he […]