Claudine Martin Minton, 90, of Kenton, Tennessee (Cool Springs Community), died on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. She was a member of Cool Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church (West Tennessee Presbytery).
Reta Lankford, 80, of Winchester, Tennessee, died September 21, 2020. She was an enthusiastic member of Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Murfreesboro Presbytery) and loved her church family dearly. She enjoyed volunteering for her church in any way she could.
Focus Be still and rest in the Lord. Read Philippians 1:3-14 3 I thank my God every time I remember you, 4 constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, 5 because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 I am confident of this, that the one who began a […]
Focus As you quiet yourself for this brief time, be willing to be open to God in whatever way that may take place. Read Exodus 17:1-7 17 From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to […]
Focus As you quiet yourself for this brief time, be willing to be open to God in whatever way that may take place. Read Mark 11:27-33 27 Again they came to Jerusalem. As he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to him 28 and said, “By what authority are you […]
Focus Let yourself become open to God and the knowledge that comes from the Word. Ask God for peace at this time. Read Ezekiel 18:5-18 5 If a man is righteous and does what is lawful and right— 6 if he does not eat upon the mountains or lift up his eyes to the idols of the house […]
Focus Stop and thank God for being present with you today. Ask for God’s guidance as you hear God’s voice through scripture and the writer. Read James 4:11-16 11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters. Whoever speaks evil against another or judges another, speaks evil against the law and judges the law; but […]
Families Falling into Faith Formation Families are experiencing all sorts of new realities this fall. Virtual school, mask wearing, cancellations, hybrid meetings and activities, Zoom sessions, and the list goes on. Many families are finding a deeper sense of wanting to nurture faith at home away from screens and computers. While reading a Bible story or having prayer time are always excellent ways of forming faith, you can also try one of […]
A mother was introducing her teenage daughter to the family’s tradition of preparing the Christmas ham. The first thing the mother did was cut off two inches from one end of the ham and set it aside. When the teenager asked why she did this, the mother replied, “That’s how I was taught.” Not satisfied, […]
Focus Experience silence in the midst of your busy day. Take some time to relax into a time to be with God. Read Isaiah 41:1-12 Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment. 2 Who has roused […]