Devotions: Week of August 24

This week’s devotional readings pickup on wisdom from two of my favorite authors named Anne – Anne LaMott and Annie Dillard. As you work to set aside time for prayer and reflection, here are 2 comments from these authors that I love:

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” ― Anne Lamott

 “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ― Annie Dillard

For these last weeks of summer, we’ll read through a few of the New Testament letters as letters. When you receive a letter in the mail, I wonder if you read it a few verses at a time? More likely, even if it’s a complicated letter, you read the whole thing and then go back to some parts. Same with a good sermon – you don’t listen to it in 2-3 minute sections. We hear the whole thing, and then sometimes we review parts to really take things in.

Let’s do that with some of the shorter letters from the New Testament for the next couple of weeks. They give us a sense of how diverse the congregations in the early church were, and how relevant the gospel of Jesus Christ was to each unique situation.

Devotions for the week of August 24
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