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Written by Celeste Bailey.

Relying on God’s Word in the midst of chaos, adversity, fear, and uncertainties has always been a source of hope and strength in my life. I was blessed to have the opportunity to be discipled by the Navigators when I was 16 years old. Part of the discipleship program was to memorize scripture. I kept about 60 Bible verses in a small packet that I carried with me everywhere. These verses helped me navigate through many hardships. These included: fleeing from a civil war, navigating through a new way of life in a country foreign to me, and many other extremely difficult decisions. I am reminded of the story of Peter in the Gospel of Matthew walking on water towards Jesus. When he saw the wind, he was afraid and began to sink. It is only when he took his eyes away from his source of strength and comfort that he began to sink. Cares of the world, anxieties, and dread are consequences of not abiding in Him. During this season of lent, let’s encourage one another to make every effort to be still and abide in Him, trusting in the precious promises He gave to us through Scripture.


Written by Thomas A Kempis (1380-1471) was the author of “The Imitation of Christ”, one of the most popular and best-known Christian books on devotion.

O God, You Who are the truth, make me one with You in love everlasting. I am often wearied by the many things I hear and read, but in You is all that I long for. Let the learned be still, let all creatures be silent before You; do You alone speak to me.


Be Still My Soul: Eclipse 6.  Written in German in 1752 by Lutheran hymnwriter Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel and translated to English in 1855.  The hymn is sung to the tune Finlandia by Sibelius, a national song of Finland.

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