Posts with the category “mid-week-devotional”

Songs of the Season: Hope
November 29th, 2023
HopeBy Rev. Kay DubuissonIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. ...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
November 22nd, 2023
Families across the United States look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday, where they can celebrate with family and friends as they feast on all the fancy dishes. However, it is so easy during the ho...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
God’s Merciful Rainbow: A Sky Bound Promise
November 15th, 2023
Whenever I travel by air, I always prefer to book a window seat, as I enjoy observing the world from above. During my flight to Georgia yesterday, as the plane soared at an altitude of 35,000 feet ear...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
November 8th, 2023
Every time I purchase my favorite organic wheat crackers (plant-based), whether from Whole Foods, ShopRite, or Amazon, and open the box, there are always broken pieces at the bottom. Sometimes, the wh...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
A Celebration of All Saints
November 3rd, 2023
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked ...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
October 26th, 2023
Several weeks ago, Donald and I were driving to Home Depot when I saw a church had a sign posted outside saying “ATM Inside.” My first reaction was why they would advertise that they have an ATM machi...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
Israel: A Journey of Reflection and Hope
October 18th, 2023
Last year, I had the incredible opportunity to visit Israel, a journey filled with rich history, vibrant culture, and unforgettable experiences. My trip began in Tel Aviv, where I explored the modern ...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
October 11th, 2023
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that y...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
Squirrel Wisdom: Embracing Preparation
October 4th, 2023
I love this season because of the refreshing and invigorating temperatures. The beauty of God's creation is on full display as we move from Summer to Fall and Winter. We live in a stunning part of the...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
September 27th, 2023
Squirrels are amazing animals. They prepare for winter every year by hiding acorns during the summer months. Then, when winter arrives, they retrieve the hidden acorns. Survival mode – how do they kno...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
Embracing God's Charted Path in Psalm 139
September 22nd, 2023
Psalm 139 is very dear to my heart, as it is the one God used to break through my stubborn resistance to God's call for me to serve in ministry. I had many excuses, and each one convinced me that I wa...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
September 13th, 2023
As I contemplate this month’s sermon series, “Rising Strong,” and couldn’t help but think about all of the group exercises I attended. Usually, as you approach the final few minutes of the forty-minut...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
Strength in Healing
September 7th, 2023
A friend has been battling heart problems for several years. Her journey has seen periods of good health followed by times of immense struggle. Recently, her health issues took a turn for the worse, a...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
Embracing the Promise of Due Season
August 30th, 2023
We have many seasons that we observe as we go through this life, and the most obvious ones are of course the seasons of Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall. There are certain characteristics that can def...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
August 23rd, 2023
Where is God in our suffering? Has He forgotten about us? How will we ever get through this? Sometimes when we are going through situations, we feel like we are the only ones going through it.  We fee...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
Seen Through Eyes of Grace
August 16th, 2023
Have you ever responded with “It is good to be seen” when someone said, “it’s good to see you”? This response means we’re happy to be alive. But it can sometimes make others wonder if we’re glad to se...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
August 9th, 2023
Any person who knows me well, knows that I am an early riser. I like to wake up early, have my cup of tea and meditate on God’s word before leaving for work.Individuals have asked, how can I be so che...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
Fill with Awe!
August 7th, 2023
Fill With AweActs 2: 43Written by Rev. Kay DubuissonTwo weeks ago, I had a life-changing experience at the Proctor Institute in Clinton, Tennessee. Over 450 faith leaders and activists gathered at CDF...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
July 26th, 2023
Most of us have felt like we have been backed into a corner at one time or another. We wake up one morning to a multitude of unplanned events: weather disasters, illness, loss of a loved one, loss of ...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
July 12th, 2023
The Dictionary defines Pruning as “trim (a tree, shrub, or bush) by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, especially to increase fruitfulness and growth.”The current economic recession has...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
July 5th, 2023
True Freedom: Reflecting on Independence Day and the Liberating Truth of JesusJohn 8: 31-36Yesterday, we celebrated Independence Day. I have come to know that it’s a special occasion for Americans, as...  Read More
by Sharon Douglas
June 28th, 2023
We all deserve self-care because self-care is love. Therefore, in addition to going to the gym at least three times a week; I also treat myself to a mini spa day at the LN Nail Salon in West Orange. ...  Read More
by Jennifer Nelson
Faith Inspires Grit: Embracing the Spirit of Juneteenth
June 21st, 2023
On Juneteenth, we reflect on what it means to have grit and its connection to struggles and triumphs throughout history. Grit requires not only the perseverance and passion to achieve long-term goals ...  Read More
by Jennifer Nelson
Retie The Knot
June 14th, 2023
During the summer months, many couples choose to get married. The beautiful sunshine, flowers blooming, and the ambiance is serene. Also, individuals who have been married a long time, even some as...  Read More
by Jennifer Nelson