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Mundy's Quote for the Day

Mundy's Quote for the Day Reverend Lynwood F. Mundy
    21      He who follows righteousness and mercy     Finds life, righteousness and honor (Pr. 21:21).
The New King James Version. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982. Print.

Catholic Lectionary

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015 | ORDINARY TIME
SATURDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR 1 | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Hebrews 13:15–17, 20–21
              Response       Psalm 23:1
PsalmPsalm 23:1–6
Gospel Acclamation       John 10:27
Gospel Mark 6:30–34


Catholic Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015 | EPIPHANY
SATURDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK AFTER EPIPHANY
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 75, 76
Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 23, 27
Old Testament Isaiah 57:3–13
New TestamentGalatians 5:25–6:10
GospelMark 9:14–29


The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010. Print.

Thoughts for the Quiet Hour

February 7

  Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord
Hosea 6:3
The Lord has brought us into the pathway of the knowledge of Him, and bids us pursue that path through all its strange meanderings until it opens out upon the plain where God’s throne is. Our life is a following on to know the Lord. We marvel at some of the experiences through which we are called to pass, but afterwards we see that they afforded us some new knowledge of our Lord.… We have not to wait for some brighter opportunity; but by improvement of the present are to build for ourselves a bridge to that future.

G. Bowen

Hardman, Samuel G., and Dwight Lyman Moody. Thoughts for the Quiet Hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing, 1997. Print.

Spurgeon, Charles H. Morning and Evening: Daily Readings

Morning, February 7                                        Go To Evening Reading

“Arise, and depart.”
 — Micah 2:10
The hour is approaching when the message will come to us, as it comes to all—“Arise, and go forth from the home in which thou hast dwelt, from the city in which thou hast done thy business, from thy family, from thy friends. Arise, and take thy last journey.” And what know we of the journey? And what know we of the country to which we are bound? A little we have read thereof, and somewhat has been revealed to us by the Spirit; but how little do we know of the realms of the future! We know that there is a black and stormy river called “Death.” God bids us cross it, promising to be with us. And, after death, what cometh? What wonder-world will open upon our astonished sight? What scene of glory will be unfolded to our view? No traveller has ever returned to tell. But we know enough of the heavenly land to make us welcome our summons thither with joy and gladness. The journey…

Connect the Testaments

February 7: Bread from Heaven and Water from a Rock
Exodus 16–18; John 3:22–36; Song of Solomon 2:8–13

For many years, I said that I believed God would provide for me, but I’m not sure I actually did. Somewhere inside I was still convinced that I was on my own. It wasn’t until recently that I felt convicted about this, and God began working in me to make the necessary changes. As I was dealing with this, I started contemplating what trust issues might’ve looked like for the ancients. Of nearly all biblical characters, Noah must have seemed the craziest to his friends. But I think Moses faced some of the greatest interpersonal struggles involving trust.

Over and over again, the people Moses is leading blame him for all their problems. And they rarely giving him credit for his good attributes. God is faithful, though. It’s Moses who sees bread come from heaven (Exod 16) and water from a rock (Exod 17:1–7).

And this really puts it in perspective: if God is capable of this kind of delivera…