Author: Rev. Dr.Judy Shipman

God's Love Reaching Out Into the Community

Bitter Journey

The Way of the Cross is a series of scenes from Jesus’s passion and death. Take time to reflect and meditate on the events surrounding the Crucifixion.

March 29, 2010 0


Many of us feel overwhelmed by the clutter of our lives: the relentless pressure of consumerism, the chronic busyness, the competition for bigger and better. What underlies thinking we can have it all and do it all is the sin of pride. What would it mean in your life to pray the words of Jesus,…
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March 22, 2010 0

Restoration of Goodness

Think of yourself as being created in the image of God. How does it feel to know that God’s Spirit is within you? What is covering up that image, choking the spirit in your life?¬†What needs to happen to uncover it, to revive it? Invite Christ’s healing and revitalizing power to work in your life.

March 16, 2010 0


We often think fasting is only about food, but as a Christian practice, it can encompass much more. It can also be abstention from things that occupy time that would be better spent on our relationship from Christ: TV, video games, surfing the Internet, etc. How might you use the time away from that activity…
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March 9, 2010 0

Experience God in the Ordinary

Open your eyes every moment to the presence of God. Surround the routine things of your life with prayer, lifting each thing you do and each person you meet to God for blessing. Each day write a blessing for one of the common, everyday things in your life and ask that as you are blessed,…
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March 1, 2010 0