On Sunday in my All Saints sermon I said, “God, on earth in human form, weeps for his friend. God is not unmoved by death and suffering in this world”. Theologian and activist Carlos A. Rodriguez, … [Read more...] about Psalm 13
God will cover you with his pinions, Under God’s wings you will find refuge; Psalm 91:4 In a class on spiritual care in disaster response this question was posed: “What two groups of people … [Read more...] about Psalm 91:4
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of my poor people not been restored? This is a picture of our Thursday Morning Bible Study this fall. We find … [Read more...] about Jeremiah 8:22
Today I want to share with you a version of the Lord’s prayer shared by the group Lutherans Restoring Creation. This prayer was adapted from the New Zealand Book of Prayer influenced by Maori … [Read more...] about The Lords Prayer
Our Wednesday devotions will follow a series featuring different women who were mystics, visionaries, and prophets. Some will be from the ancient world and some from our world. Yes, I said ancient … [Read more...] about Mystics, Visionaries and Prophets oh my!
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an … [Read more...] about 1 Peter 1:3-6
Matthew 6:25-26 - 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink,[a] or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body … [Read more...] about I’ll trust in the Lord, but I’ll probably overreact first.
John 8:21-38 In this scripture from John (click above to read it), Jesus tells us he is truth and he is freedom. These two words about following Jesus can open up whole new worlds of what we … [Read more...] about Wild and Free
The hippo is perfect for its environment. It has almost no predators. It sleeps and stays cool during the day in the water. Amazingly, the crocodiles found in the same waters do not even bother the … [Read more...] about Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything suitable for its time; moreover he has put a sense of past and future into their minds, yet they cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
We came upon this baby Thompson Gazelle on Safari in Kenya this summer. As you can see, it is freshly born. I was overwhelmed by its vulnerability in its environment. They are born to be able to … [Read more...] about Matthew 6:27 And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?
Psalm 100 says... Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are … [Read more...] about Psalm 100 and when you may not be feeling it
The spiritual practices of Jesus were broad. They certainly included solitude, regular communion with God in prayer and quiet moments of reflection. There were at least two other important … [Read more...] about GET PROXIMATE; GO PUBLIC: TWO COMPONENTS OF A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE