Blessing and Benediction from Rev. Elizabeth Kanerva

by Presbyterian Foundation

Faith in Christ calls us to a life of reversals: happiness detached from wealth, reputation, power, or possessions. Our call is to go out into the world dissatisfied with what is and to turn the culture of me first upside...

Blessing and Benediction from Rev. Rebecca Mallozzi

by Presbyterian Foundation

Follow me, and I will make you fish for people. -Matthew 4:19 I often wonder about the disciples who dropped everything to follow Jesus. I especially wonder about James and John, sons of Thunder, who left their father in the...

Blessing and Benediction from Rev. Ivan Herman

by Presbyterian Foundation

What if Jesus asks you the same question he asked of the disciples of John, “What are you looking for?” Would you respond with your hardest questions, deepest ponderings, or highest hopes? Rather than answer your cogitations, Jesus simply invites...

Blessing and Benediction from Robyn Davis Sekula

by Presbyterian Foundation

God, help us to find peace when we seek it, joy when we least expect it, kindness when we need it, and to be peaceful, joyful and kind to others. Amen. Robyn Davis Sekula is Vice President of Communications and...

A Blessing for the New Year

by Presbyterian Foundation

16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old...

A Christmas Blessing

by Presbyterian Foundation

2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town...

Blessing and Benediction from Rev. Dr. Andy Kort

by Presbyterian Foundation

This time of the year we use the word “hope” with great frequency. Some of us light a candle on the Advent wreath for hope. Children hope to receive certain gifts from a list that has been carefully and thoughtfully...

Blessing and Benediction from Rev. Jeniffer Rodríguez

by Presbyterian Foundation

While we wait for the coming of our Lord The love of God can surprise us in different ways While we go out with high expectations We can be surprised with hope for a better world While we open our...

Blessing and Benediction from Rev. Jeff Sockwell

by Presbyterian Foundation

The fullness of the promise of Advent be yours this day, The hope that cradles us in blessed peace, The hope that intertwines all of creation in awe of joy, The hope that reconnects us in love, star of wonder,...

Blessing and Benediction from Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty

by Presbyterian Foundation

As autumn leaves float down and begin to cultivate the earth for months and years ahead, may we remind our bodies and spirits that new life WILL come. So go and rake, compost, work, wait, and prepare for the tangible...