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Weekly Sanctuary

a place of rest, connection, and peace

When life is busy, demanding, or unpredictable, it’s easy to start to feel fatigued. Our hope is that Weekly Sanctuary will help you create a space in your life where your soul can pause and catch its breath. A space where you can cultivate perspective for the week ahead and find refreshment in the midst of difficult circumstances. 

 

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sanctuary archive

Is there love?

March 1, 2021

 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love,…

Living by Faith – Living my Faith

February 17, 2021

Passages: 1 Corinthians 13:13, 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13 LIVING BY FAITH. LIVING MY FAITH. “Sin is: in despair not wanting to be oneself before God. Faith is: that the self in being itself and wanting to be…

Faith Matters

February 14, 2021

Theme: Faith – Faith Matters Passages: 1 Corinthians 13:13, Genesis 3:1, Psalm 115:1-8, Isaiah 44:9-20 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – I Corinthians 13:13 FAITHING I find that I think of FAITH as a noun, a thing, a possession.  But as I look more…

On Courage

October 29, 2020

To You, O King ,I pray: Take center stage as I write the following words to people I do not know.  May they know You more deeply than ever before, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. Our forever-longing is to have You as You have us, to see You as…

Embracing Dawn: Emerging from grief, trial, and darkness

September 15, 2020

“I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.” -Psalm 130:6 NLT   There are times in our lives when things are dark. Although they often come on quickly, their effects remain much longer. Grief and trials are a heavy load to carry. Yet…

The Better Question

August 27, 2020

As I reflect back over the last five or six months, I found myself asking a progression of three questions. At the beginning, the question is WHY? Why is this happening? Why is there a global pandemic? Why is racial tension coming to a head right now?  Why is our nation is so divided in…

Feeding The Dogs

August 10, 2020

“Inside of me, there are two dogs. One is evil and the other is good and they fight each other all the time. When asked which one wins I answer, the one I feed the most.” – Sitting Bull Romans 7 is one of the most real and honest chapters in all of Scripture. It…

Lead by Loneliness

August 6, 2020

I was talking with a friend the other day and the conversation turned to loneliness. It was the subject that bubbled to the top as we visited, in person, face-to-face (socially distanced), and sipped coffee. It caught my attention in a surprising way. I’m realizing that I rarely experience or talk about personal loneliness, (I…

Union In The Midst Of Trauma

July 24, 2020

What is the effect of trauma on the soul?  I came across that question recently as I was reading, it hit me hard. I am not sure if it was because it seems we are living through a worldwide trauma with the pandemic, or if it is because of dealing with trauma and its effects…

Guard Your Heart

July 13, 2020

“Keep your heart with all vigilance,     for from it flow the springs of life.” – Provers 4:23   “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with…

The Daily Check-In

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

- Matthew 6:34

It is easy to become anxious these days. As we look at the world around us we battle to not be overwhelmed. Yet we read in Matthew 6:34 to not be anxious about tomorrow, instead focus on the trouble or needs of today.