Author Archives: Joanie Williams



Joanie Williams

Hosanna! to Hallelujah!
in Hope from Hood

Hosanna! to Hallelujah!

Reread the Resurrection story in John 20: 1-18 Reflect:  What does that story mean to you?  How does story speak truth into your life? Reflect: How has God saved you?  What did it take for...

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April 24, 2019
Hosanna!  Save Us!
in Encouragement, Lent

Hosanna! Save Us!

Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting,  “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David. Hosanna in the...

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April 15, 2019
Lighten Your Load
in Encouragement

Lighten Your Load

 Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure...

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April 01, 2019
Celebrate the Organ
in Welcome

Celebrate the Organ

Praise him with tambourine and dance;     praise him with strings and pipe! -Psalm 150:4   Did you know that Hood Memorial has had a pipe organ since 1923? Did you know that our organ...

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March 27, 2019
Focus
in Encouragement, Lent

Focus

Reflect: Being busy can cause us to lose focus. How does busy-ness impact your focus? When you lose focus, how do you refocus and tune-in to God and to the big picture? Reflect: Who are...

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March 25, 2019
Lent 2 Prayer Chair
in Encouragement, Lent

Lent 2 Prayer Chair

Settle into a chair, breathe deeply, and make the following prayer your offering to God. For the times when I have put the to-do list before reaching others… forgive me. For the times when I...

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March 19, 2019
Un-busy: Presence
in Lent

Un-busy: Presence

  The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.      He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;     he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths     for his...

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March 18, 2019
Tempo
in Encouragement, Inspiration

Tempo

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your...

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March 11, 2019
The View from the Top
in Encouragement

The View from the Top

Luke 9:28-43 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Reflect: Consider some of the mountain top experiences of your life. What was the mountain you...

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March 05, 2019