Treasure Valley Prays

Reimagining Church Together
SHARING STORIES AND EXPLORING SPIRITUAL CONNECTION

We are ELCA leaders and pastors from the Treasure Valley
and Northwest Intermountain Synod.

Devotions – Monday and Friday

Topical Reflection – Wednesday

I have the same dream

Love As a Verb

As we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. I am first drawn to the words from Saint Francis of Assisi… Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there

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writing and holding a coffee cup

Write it Out

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,your faithfulness to the skies.Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,your justice like the great deep.You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.They feast on the abundance of your house;you give them drink from your

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ingredients with blender for smoothie

Game Day Smoothie

Author’s notes:In their record 9th FCS National Championship victory this past weekend, NDSU Bison head football coach Matt Entz talked about the servant leadership mindset of the team that has enabled them to support each other through a long challenging season. Doing what you love can be a struggle and sustaining all at the same

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baptism of Jesus in stained glass

“This is my Beloved…”

“And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.’”(Luke 3:22) Yesterday, we celebrated the Baptism of the Lord, putting a punctuation mark at the end of the Christmas season. My favorite daily app, “Pray-As-You-Go” offered some good food for thought based on the full reading from Luke

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light in darkness

Light in Darkness

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. Isaiah 9:2 The house I moved into in 2011 has great closets. I do not consider myself a hoarder, but those closets have filled up over the years. They filled

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woman lighting candle over child's shoulder

This Happened 12/24/21

The night was cold, the hour was late, and they were all tired. But, they came anyway. There was a sacredness in this gathering of intentional worshippers. Though few, they came together for this beautiful Christmas Eve service. Celebrated in the reading of the Word was the gentle birth of the Christ Child. And, the

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new year celebration sparklers and champaign

New Year’s Eve – 2022

It’s the eve of the New Year, 2022! The celebrations held toward the end of the year – Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or Winter Solstice are giving way to a new year. New years are generally times of promise and new beginnings. Very often, people make new year’s promises to themselves and others,known as “resolutions” –

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planner

Planning for the New Year

Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.  Matthew 6:30, KJV I quoted the King James Version of this famous saying of Jesus because it is the one I grew up with.  My mother often referred to

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Christmas Eve video devotion

God Breaks In

Open this post to watch a Christmas video message by Keith Hammer and his grandchildren

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badge that says Comfort My People

Comfort My People

“Comfort, yes, comfort my people!” says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.” The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; make

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Christmas Eve Worship

Redeemer and Grace Christmas

Redeemer Lutheran Church 2920 Cassia Street Boise, ID Grace Lutheran Horseshoe Bend 405 ID-550 Horseshoe Bend, ID Christmas Eve Christmas Eve Outdoor Gathering at Redeemer at 5:00 PM Worship Online Joint Service 7:00 PM

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Immanuel Lutheran Christmas

Immanuel Lutheran Church 707 W Fort St. Boise, ID 83702 208-344-3011 Christmas Eve Services 4:30 (full) 7:30 and 10:00 PM Please contact the church office at office@ilcboise.org if you plan on attending to make reservations. Christmas Day Online Lessons and Carols Service – 9:30 AM

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nativity scene

What Did The Shepherds See?

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. (Luke 2:8) The Luke account offers some interesting ideas when we consider the shepherds. They were confronted by an angel of the Lord and they are terrified. Why? Had they missed a few too many Sabbaths? Maybe it

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Christmas Eve Services

Hope Eagle Christmas

Hope Lutheran Church 331 North Linder Road Eagle, Idaho 83616 Service of Remembrance Tuesday, December 21 7 PM Indoors Christmas Eve Services Friday, December 24 Parking Lot Services – 3 & 5 PM Stay warm in your car and worship with us outside for drive-in worship. Enjoy live music, readings, and sermon through your radio.

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Christmas tree, card, lights

Mindful of the Moment

As I write this reflection, I am aware and appreciative of the time of year we are in. This season of Advent, preparing for Christmas, and ensuring various traditions are orchestrated or made anew. This year, I am trying to go slowly with some traditions and experiences to really be mindful of the moment, to

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I have the same dream

Love As a Verb

As we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. I am first drawn to the words from Saint Francis of Assisi… Lord, make me

Read More »
writing and holding a coffee cup

Write it Out

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,your faithfulness to the skies.Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,your justice like the great deep.You, Lord, preserve both

Read More »
ingredients with blender for smoothie

Game Day Smoothie

Author’s notes:In their record 9th FCS National Championship victory this past weekend, NDSU Bison head football coach Matt Entz talked about the servant leadership mindset

Read More »
baptism of Jesus in stained glass

“This is my Beloved…”

“And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.’”(Luke 3:22) Yesterday, we celebrated the Baptism of the

Read More »
light in darkness

Light in Darkness

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined.

Read More »
woman lighting candle over child's shoulder

This Happened 12/24/21

The night was cold, the hour was late, and they were all tired. But, they came anyway. There was a sacredness in this gathering of

Read More »
new year celebration sparklers and champaign

New Year’s Eve – 2022

It’s the eve of the New Year, 2022! The celebrations held toward the end of the year – Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or Winter Solstice are

Read More »
planner

Planning for the New Year

Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient unto the day is the evil

Read More »
Christmas Eve video devotion

God Breaks In

Open this post to watch a Christmas video message by Keith Hammer and his grandchildren

Read More »
badge that says Comfort My People

Comfort My People

“Comfort, yes, comfort my people!” says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity

Read More »