Posts by Betsy Hall

Fruit that will last--faith to grow what we're born with.

Fruit that will last--faith to grow what we're born with. Scriptures today from 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17; Acts 10:44-48

I know my own and my own knows me

I know my own and my own knows me Scriptures today from Pslam 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18; Acts 4:1-22

In Our Midst: Jesus Lives at My House, Too

In Our Midst: Jesus Lives at My House, Too Scriptures today from Acts 3:12-19; 1 John 3:1-3; Luke 24:13-48

Freedom from Hesitation

Freedom from Hesitation Scriptures today from Psalm 133; Acts 4:32-25; John 20:19-31

New Creation Starts as a Whisper

New Creation Starts as a Whisper Scriptures today from Isaiah 43:15-19; 2 Corinthians 5:16-20; Luke 24:13-35

When the Going Gets Tough

When the Going Gets Tough Scriptures today from Matthew 21:1-11; John 12:9-19

God So Loved

God So Loved Scriptures today from Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21

The Blessing, the Wild Beasts, and the Courage to Lead

The Blessing, the Wild Beasts, and the Courage to Lead Scriptures today from Psalm 103:8-17; 1 Corinthians 2:1-11,15-16; Mark 1:9-15

Campfire Knowledge

Campfire Knowledge Scriptures today from Psalm 50:1-6; Mark 9:2-9

Why do we say "My way is hidden from the Lord?"

Why do we say "My way is hidden from the Lord?" Scriptures today from Isaiah 40:21-31; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39

The Question of Authority

The Question of Authority Scriptures today from Deuteronomy 18:14-22; Mark 1:21-28

Christ Seen, Spoken, and Revealed

Christ Seen, Spoken, and Revealed Scriptures today from Psalm 40:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42

Come and See

Come and See Scripture today from Psalm 139; John 1:45-51

Watching for Light. Listening for Invitations.

Watching for Light. Listening for Invitations. Scripture today from Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church: Our Goodly Heritage

Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church: Our Goodly Heritage Scripture today from Psalm 118:1-6, 26-29; Hebrews 12:1-3

Christ Born in the World, Our Lives

Christ Born in the World, Our Lives Scripture today from Isaiah 9:2-7, 11:1-4a, 6-9; Luke 1:26-35, 38; 2:1-20

Actualizing Love

Actualizing Love Scripture today from Zephaniah 3:14-20; 1 John 4:7, 11-12, 17-19; Luke 1:5-25, 67-80

The Lights in the Church

The Lights in the Church Scripture today from Ephesians 1:15-19

Peace from Injustice, Inner and Outer

Peace from Injustice, Inner and Outer Scripture today from Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Luke 1:26-38, 46-55

Christ Presence as Alternative to King Presence

Christ Presence as Alternative to King Presence Scripture today from Isaiah 41:1-4; Colossians 1:15-19; John 1:1-16

Re-imagining Normal Humanity

R-imagining Normal Humanity Scripture today from Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46

Woke to this Day of the Lord

Woke to this Day of the Lord Scripture today from Psalm 8:1-4; Amos 5:18-24; Matthew 25:1-13

Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners Scripture today from Isaiah 25:6-9; 1 Peter 1:3-9; Matthew 5:1-12

Reformed and always Reforming

Reformed and always Reforming Scripture today from Matthew 22:33-46; Romans 3:19-28

Seeking and Finding, Within this World

Seeking and Finding, Within this World Scripture today from Jeremiah 29:4-7, 11-13; Matthew 22:15-22

Prayer: What it is, and what it isn't

Prayer: What it is, and what it isn't Scripture today from Exodus 32:1-14; Philippians 4:1-9

Enough Power to Keep Becoming, at Every Age

Enough Power to Keep Becoming, at Every Age Scripture today fro Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46

Breaking, Giving, and Remembering

Breaking, Giving, and Remembering Scripture today from Deuteronomy 8:1-4, 11-18; Philippians 2:1-13; Luke 22:18-20

New Normal: Daily Experiential Salvation for Everyone, Anywhere, Anytime

New Normal: Daily Experiential Salvation for Everyone, Anywhere, Anytime Scripture today from Exodus 16:2-15; Matthew 20:1-16

Forgive for What?

Forgive for What? Scripture today from Exodus 14:19-31; Matthew 18:21-25

Wake Up and Eat with Our Running Shoes Laced Up

Wake Up and Eat with Our Running Shoes Laced Up Scripture today from Exodus 12:1-14; Romans 13:8-12; Matthew 18:15-20

I Will Be Who I Will Be

I Will Be Who I Will Be Scripture today from: Exodus 3:1-15; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-26

Faith: A God-Given, Mutual Way of Life

Faith: A God-Given, Mutual Way of Life Scripture today from: Exodus 1:8-2:10; Hebrews 11:1-3, 23; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20

The God of Those Who Don't Wash Their Hands or Talk Like Us

The God of Those Who Don't Wash Their Hands or Talk Like Us Scripture today from Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Matthew 15: 10-28

Silence Where You Least Expect It

Silence Where You Least Expect It Scripture today from 1 Kings 19:9-18; Philippians 4:4-7; Matthew 14:22-33

Walking with a Limp

Walking with a Limp Scripture today from Genesis 32:22-13; Matthew 14:13-21

Living in the Lost and Found

Living in the Lost and Found Scripture today from Luke 15:1-10

Renewing Seeds, and Why this is not The End

Renewing Seeds, and Why this is not The End Scripture today from Genesis 28:10-19a; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

The Inheritance Planted within You

The Inheritance Planted within You Scripture today from Genesis 25:19-34; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

The Space Between Limits and Possibilities

The Space Between Limits and Possibilities Scripture today from Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Broken and Beautiful

Broken and Beautiful Scripture today from John 4:7-30; 39-42

Only Connect

Only Connect Scripture today from Jeremiah 29:10-14; Mark 5:24-34

Everyone who hears will laugh with me

Everyone who hears will laugh with me Scripture today from: Genesis 18:1-5, 21:1-7; Matthew 9:35, 10:14

Courage to Expect the Existence of Things That do not yet Exist

Courage to Expect the Existence of Things That do not yet Exist Scripture today from Genesis 12:1-9; Romans 4:13-25; Matthew 9:9-13

The Reciprocity of All Things Within God

The Reciprocity of All Things Within God Scripture today from Genesis 1:1-31 & 2:1-4; Romans 8:12-17; John 16:1-15

Creating the Conditions to be Accident Prone

Creating the Conditions to be Accident Prone Scripture today from Numbers 11:24-30; John 7:37-39; Acts 2: 1-21

Seeing with the Heart

Seeing with the Heart Scripture today from Acts 1:6-14; Ephesians 1:15-23; John 17:1-11

Life Within God

Life Within God Scripture today from Acts 17:22-28; John 14:15-21

Loving Like I've Got a Home in God

Loving Like I've Got a Home in God Scripture today from Song of Solomon 8:6-7; 1 Corinthians 13; John 14:1-14

When Listening Turns into Loving

When Listening Turns into Loving Scripture today from Acts 2:42-47; 1 John 4:6-12, 16-19; John 10:1-15

Staying Curious

Staying Curious Scripture today from 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35

Healing Without Erasing Wounds

Healing Without Erasing Wounds Scripture today from 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

Don't Cling to Me

Don't Cling to Me Scripture today from Jeremiah 31:1-3; Colossians 1:15-20; John 20:1-18

Everyone Loves a Parade

Everyone Loves a Parade Scripture today from Mark 11:1-10; Philippians 2:5-11

I Will Bring You Up Out of Your Graves

I Will Bring You Up Out of Your Graves Scripture today from Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 11:1-45

When We Can't Believe Our Eyes

When We Can't Believe Our Eyes Scripture today from 2 Corinthians 3:4-6, 12-18; John 9:1-41

Following My Awakened Heart

Following My Awakened Heart Scripture today from Genesis 12:1-4a; John 3:1-17

Temptation

Temptation Scripture today from Psalm 32; Matthew 4:1-11

An Awe that is on the Go

An Awe that is on the Go Scripture today from Exodus 24:12-18; Matthew 17:1-9

How We Make the Personal Public

How We Make the Personal Public Scripture today from Micah 6:1-4, 6-7a, 8; Luke 10:25-37

Let Go of Being an Example, Be the Light

Let Go of Being an Example, Be the Light Scripture today from Isaiah 58:1-9a; 1 Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5:13-20

Shed a Little Light

Shed a Little Light Scripture today from Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 5-9; Matthew 4:12-23

Lessons from the Apple

Lessons from the Apple Scripture today from Genesis 3:1-7a, 16-17; John 15:1-8

The Star of the Show

The Star of the Show Scripture today from Psalm 72:10-19; Matthew 2:1-12

All Things and All People

All Things and All People Scripture today from Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 2:1-14

Terror, Amazement, and Pondering

Terror, Amazement, and Pondering Scripture today from Isaiah 9:2-7; Isaiah 11:1-4a, 6-9; Luke 1:26-35, 38; Luke 2:1-7; Luke 2:8-14; Luke 2:15-20

Love is Freedom from Suffering's Authority

Love is Freedom from Suffering's Authority Scripture today from Hosea 11:1-9; Matthew 1:18-25

Joy! Joy! Joy!

Joy! Joy! Joy! Scripture today from Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 1:39-45

Pregnant with Peace

Pregnant with Peace Scripture today from Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Luke 1:26-38

Hope Within Woundedness

Hope Within Woundedness Scripture today from Isaiah 2:2-5; John 1:1-5, 9-11, 14

Freedom from Having the Last Word

Freedom from Having the Last Word Scripture today from Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 21:5-8, 12-15

Blessed are the Saints and Sinners

Blessed are the Saints and Sinners Scripture today from Ephesians 1:18-19; Matthew 5:1-12

Saved from Our Old Views of God

Saved from Our Old Views of God Scripture today from Isaiah 1:11-14, 16-18; Luke 19:1-10

Mercy as a Prayer Practice

Mercy as a Prayer Practice Scripture today from Psalm 84; Jeremiah 14:19-22; Luke 18:9-14

The Persistence of God

The Persistence of God Scripture today from Jeremiah 31:27-34; Luke 18:1-8

The Home Economics of Life Eternal

The Home Economics of Life Eternal Scripture today from: 1 Timothy 6:6-12; Luke 16:19-31

Death by Meritocracy, Life by Dishonest Wealth

Death by Meritocracy, Life by Dishonest Wealth Scripture today from Psalm 113:3-8; Amos 8:4-7; Luke 16:1-13

Room for Transformation: Changing God's Mind and Our Mind-Body

Room for Transformation: Changing God's Mind and Our Mind-Body Scripture today from: Exodus 32:7-14; Luke 15:1-10

Roots and Branches: The Why and When of Life Eternal

Roots and Branches: The Why and When of Life Eternal Scripture today from: Psalm 1; Luke 14:25-33

Creating the Conditions for Inner and Outer Healing

Creating the Conditions for Inner and Outer Healing Scripture today from: Isaiah 58; Luke 13:10-17

We are All Ingredients in God's Recipe...

We are All Ingredients in God's Recipe... Scripture today from Psalm 82; Jeremiah 23:23-29; Hebrews 11:29-12:2

The Distance that Grows from Our Fears

The Distance that Grows from Our Fears Scripture today from Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40

Hearing the Voice of God

Hearing the Voice of God Scripture today from 1 Samuel 3:1-9; Matthew 25:31, 34-40

The Welcoming that Unlocks Everything

The Welcoming that Unlocks Everything Scripture today from Genesis 18:1-10; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10:38-42

Like a Good Neighbor, Are You There?

Like a Good Neighbor, Are You There? Scripture today from: Amos 7:7-17; Luke 10:25-37

When Opportunity Knocks

When Opportunity Knocks Scripture today from 2 Kings 5:1-27; Galatians 6:6-10

I Believe in God

I Believe in God Scripture today from Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 1:18-22; John 14:1-9

After the Whirlwind

After the Whirlwind Scripture today from Matthew 14:22-33; 1 Kings 19:1-15a, 19-21

Everything We Need, More Than We Can Imagine

Everything We Need, More Than We Can Imagine Scripture today from Isaiah 6:1-8; Revelation 1:4-6

Three Insights about the Holy Spirit

Three Insights about the Holy Spirit Scripture today from Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Acts 2:1-21

Holy Humor

Holy Humor Scripture today from Genesis 21:1-6; Colossians 1:9-12; Luke 6:17-23

Finding Tomorrow Today

Finding Tomorrow Today Scripture today from Acts 19:9-15; John 14:23-29

Memorials

Memorials Scripture today from Joshua 4:19-24; Hebrews 12:1-2

What's in a Name?

What's in a Name? Scripture today from Psalm 23; John 10:22-30

God is Calling

God is Calling Scripture today from Acts 9:1-20; John 21:1-19

From Fearful to Fearless

From Fearful to Fearless Scripture today from Acts 5:27-32; John 20:19-23

It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn

It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn Scripture today from: John 20:1-18

King for a Day or Lord of Our Lives?

King for a Day or Lord of Our Lives? Scripture today from Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Luke 23: 1-49

The Anointing

The Anointing Scripture today from Isaiah 43:16-21; John 12:1-8

The Journey Home

The Journey Home Scripture today from Genesis 3:1-10; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

Sunday School for a Snake

Sunday School for a Snake Scripture today from Ephesians 5:15-20; Matthew 1:16-25

All this Change

All this Change Scripture today from Isaiah 40: 27-31; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Wilderness Ways

Wilderness Ways Scripture today from Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Luke 4:1-13

The Rest of the Story

The Rest of the Story Scripture today from Luke 6:39-45; Romans 8:31-32, 37-39

The Prodigal Father

The Prodigal Father Scripture today from Luke 6:27-38; Luke 15:11-32

You Be Jesus

You Be Jesus Scripture today from Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Matthew 22:34-40

The God Who Calls

The God Who Calls Scripture today from Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 5:1-11

Small Things

Small Things Scripture today from Mark 12:41-44; 1 Samuel 17:4-10, 32-37, 42, 48-50

Why are We Here?

Why are We Here? Scripture today from Luke 4:14-21; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

Letting Go and Holding On

Letting Go and Holding On Scripture today from Isaiah 43:18-19, 9:6-7; Mark 2:18-22

What is Your Name?

What is Your Name? Scripture today from Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Christmas: The Sound, Smell, and Message

Christmas: The Sound, Smell, and Message Scriptures today from : Proverbs 3:1-5, 26-28; 1 John 4:20-21; Matthew 25:34-36

What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For? Scriptures today from Zephaniah 3:14-20; Philippians 4:4-7

Preparations

Preparations Scriptures today from Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 3:1-9

What's Next?

What's Next? Scripture today from: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Luke 21:25-36

Blind But Now I See

Blind But Now I See Scripture today from Mark 10:46-52 Theme: Jesus is always willing; he longs to heal our brokenness. We have to be...

One Thing

One Thing Scripture today from Mark 10:17-27 Theme: Nothing we treasure here on earth compares to the life offered in Christ Jesus.

Beyond the Hedge

Beyond the Hedge Scripture today from Job 1:1, 6:2-10 Theme: In life and in death, in abundance and in want God’s love holds us fast.

Cut It Out!

Cut It Out! Scripture today from Mark 9:38-48 Theme: Whatever behavior, idolatry, desire gets you or someone else off track, cut it out of your...

The Greatest

The Greatest Scripture today from Mark 9:30-37 Theme: Want to be great? Stoop to a higher level.

Well Spoken - or Not

Well Spoken - or Not Scripture today from James 3:1-12 Theme: We should not all be teachers, but we all teach. Choose your words carefully.

Open Table

Open Table Scripture today from Mark 7:24-37 Theme:The table is open. God’s heart is open. Jesus wants us to be open, too.

Adjusting Expectations

Adjusting Expectations Scriptures today from Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 24:13-26, Acts 1:1-9 Theme: When life hands you disappointments, change your expectations.

Being a Wise Guy

Being a Wise Guy Scripture today from 1 Kings 3:1-14 Theme: Wisdom is about knowing God, knowing ourselves, and responding to that knowledge in joy...

Work

Work Scriptures today from Ecclesiastes 3:10-13 & 22; Matthew 25:34-40; James 2:14-17

Worthy

Worthy Scripture today from Ephesians 4:1-8, 11-16 Theme: A life that is worthy of Christ’s call is a life marked by unity, continually growing (up!)...

Point of Focus

Point of Focus Scripture today from 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Theme: When we walk in the light of the Lord, it is easier to stay focused...

Greater than Moses

Greater than Moses Scripture today from John 6:1-15 Theme: Whoever you are following, whoever you are listening to, whoever you have exalted, Jesus is greater.

Dancing with God

Dancing with God Scripture today from 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Theme:God invites us to dance. We have to remember who it is that leads.

Strong in the Broken Places

Strong in the Broken Places Scripture today from 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Theme: Our experiences can make us stronger, but true strength comes from God.

Keep in Touch

Keep in Touch Scripture today from Mark 5:21-43 Theme: Jesus asks us to trust in the transforming touch of God.

Growing Wild

Growing Wild Scripture today from Mark 4:26-34 Theme: The Kingdom of God grows wild and free under the direction and power of the Spirit.

This Crazy Family

This Crazy Family Scripture today from Mark 3:20-35 Theme: Jesus wants everyone to be part of his crazy family.

Woe! Wow!

Woe! Wow! Scripture today from Isaiah 6:1-8 / Romans 8:12-17 Theme God offers us a vision of an alternative reality in which truth, goodness, and...

Jesus' Friends

Jesus' Friends Scripture today from John 15:9-17 Theme: If we would be a friend to Jesus, we would love others in the same way we...

Hang On

Hang On Scripture today from John 15:1-8 Theme: Our job is to abide – to hang on, to stay close to the vine. When we...

The Calm Before the Storm

The Calm Before the Storm Scripture today from 1 Samuel 17:20-50 and Mark 4:35-41

Active or Passive

Active or Passive Scriptures for today: Joshua 6:1-8, 15-16 Luke 8:43-48

This I Believe

This I Believe Scriptures today from Psalm 136:1-4, 23-26 2 Timothy 1:1-7