When the going gets tough, do we scatter like sheep without a shepherd? What do we learn about the true nature of our frail and sometimes feeble faith when we look at the Apostles’ example in Mark 14?
Are you Judas, Peter, or John?
These three apostles have something in common, but they are distinctly different. Which one of them reflects who you really are? An honest examination of conscience may change your answer.
Give Jesus His Heart’s Desire
In today’s Gospel Jesus asks the Samaritan woman for a mere drink of water. There’s a hidden lesson to consider there!
What Treasure do You Lay at Jesus’ Feet?
What treasures of yours would you lay at his feet of the newborn king? Here’s a gift idea that may surprise you.
Are you tired yet? Here’s the remedy
The state of the world and the times we’re living in are robbing us of energy, of life, and of God. But you don’t have to let that happen.
Be Made Clean
This quote from Mark Chapter 1 is from one of my favorite narratives in the Gospels. Jesus knows that we are unclean, that we are broken, that we are injured. He knows these things, and his heart […]
Do not “follow your soul”!
Today I saw something that made me laugh. Two little signs on the front gate of a Lutheran church read “Be like Jesus” and “Listen to your soul”. Bad idea…
Godlessness Fears Truthfulness
Fake news? Says who? Extremist speech? According to who? The latest craze in secular rhetoric is to disqualify truth by labeling it as fraudulent, dishonest, cruel, or unjust. The secular super powers who control the […]
Joy and Thanksgiving
Joy and thanksgiving seem like corny, melodramatic words. But they have a deep and rich importance in our human experience, and it’s important to grow in our understanding of them, and to express them in […]