VIBRANT DevotionalS

February 3, 2023

God is Here to Help

We have done a deep dive into the obscure miracle story in Luke 7.  In our final look at this passage, I want to highlight the final phrase, shouted by the crowds who have just seen the most incredible thing:  “A great prophet has…
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Taking fresh steps
to a God-given,
hope-filled
future!

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A Message for Non-Morning People

January 30, 2023
I am not a morning person. I wish I was. I have learned to get up early out of necessity, but I don’t like it and I still need a

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Big Feelings

January 23, 2023
Big Feelings Feelings.  We all have them. And many of us have a complicated relationship with our feelings. A while back, I ran into a childhood friend who I had

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No Ordinary People

January 12, 2023
Are you ever amazed at how a seemingly ordinary event or decision can lead to big consequences?  You decide for some reason to not ignore a phone call from an

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Scars

January 9, 2023
Opening Question: Where do you have a scar on your body and how did you get it? (Try not to be too gruesome for anyone with a queasy constitution!) The

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Powerful Hospitality

January 3, 2023
Opening Question:    When were you particularly impacted by someone’s hospitality?  What happened and made it so impactful? I had decided to take the train from London, Ontario to Halifax, Nova

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Home for the Holidays

December 19, 2022
When I facilitate opening devotions with my SoCo Beach Project team, I use an opening question that everyone answers—and I do this with a variety of goals in mind. In this

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An Unexpected Surprise

December 12, 2022
Preamble When I facilitate opening devotions with my SoCo Beach Project team, I use an opening question that everyone answers—and I do this with a variety of goals in mind. 

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Wisely Passing on Leadership

December 9, 2022
Recently I’ve started handing over some of my responsibilities to other members on our team. And while I’d love to tell you I’m super chill and awesome at letting go

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A chronic case of making decisions for others

December 1, 2022
I remember the first time a senior leader turned and asked “Anna, what do you think?” At that moment, I was grateful for the chance to share my perspective. I’ve