The views expressed here are those of each individual devotion writer. Thank you to our writers for their contributions to this ministry!
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
December 29, 2016
Dear Devotion Readers,
We find the needs of our devotion ministry changing. To that
end, we will be doing seasonal devotions in lieu of the daily emails in
2017. In addition to Advent and Lent, we may also add a summer or fall
book to the schedule. These changes will keep the tradition and
uniqueness of Eastridge members and friends as writers while expanding
our readership to the entire congregation.
Our apologies for any disappointment in the new schedule. Please consider these devotional resources suggested by Pastor Thomas:
The Mission Yearbook dates back to 1892 as a simple calendar of
prayer to help women's societies pray for missionaries on designated
days. It has the longest history of any denominational mission and
prayer book in the United States.
Since 2016, the yearbook is available as a free digital resource
only, sharing its inspiring content in a timelier manner. The
publication's esteemed history is reflected in the online version of
the Mission Yearbook by connecting Presbyterians to the greater church
and energizing them for mission.
d365.org has been posting daily devotions since 2006, reflecting a new theme based upon the Revised Common Lectionary each week. d365.org
is designed to inspire readers to live a relevant faith in a changing
and complex world. The mobile app contains the same five devotional
steps as the website: Pause, Listen, Think, Pray and Go. These steps
allow the user to encounter Christ, reflect on scripture and receive
encouragement to live out their faith
is sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Cooperative
Baptist Fellowship, and the Episcopal Church. It highlights the seasons
of Advent and Lent, as well as a does a period of transition between
summer and the beginning of each new school year.
(offers an app as well)
B. Some familiar resources (or not)
http://devotional.upperroom.org/ The Upper
Room daily devotional guide contains meditations that show real people
struggling to live faithfully in real-life situations, with the Bible as
their guide. The Upper Room® daily devotional guide is the spiritual
companion of more than 2.5 million people around the world. Each of the
reader-written meditations encourages you to open your heart to God.
Scripture readings and prayers included nourish your faith.
(email subscription available).
http://devozinemag.org/ devozine® was
launched in 1996 after a youth group in South Dakota challenged the
church to create a devotional magazine "just for teens." Now we
celebrate our 20th anniversary with devozinemag.org.