If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Acceptance – Finding Beauty in The Broken (Freeway, Week 4) Devotion 1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the......
A sigh is so easily misunderstood. By definition, to sigh is to “emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or a similar feeling.” A lot can be wrapped up in a sigh. I often let out sighs after moving a heavy piece of furniture, or laying my head down on pillow at the end of a tiring day, or when I try to communicate clearly to someone just to be misunderstood. Literally, a sigh helps lighten the load…physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The Romans passage for this week says, for we......
And don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. -from Joni Mitchell song “Big Yellow Taxi” Have you heard that phrase before: “You don’t know what you’ve got till its gone?” I have experienced this a little differently in my life–most memorably in college. I grew up and spent the first 21 years of my life just outside the Roanoke Valley. Resting in the valley, this area is surrounded by the glorious Blue Ridge......