Are you feeling anxious and stressed out? Are you finding it difficult to pray? Is so, then I want to share with you a simple spiritual practice that I have found helpful, the practice of breathing, and letting our breathing become prayer.
Not one stone will be left of the temple! So where do we go when life comes crumbling down? Here is my sermon on this subject, using Luke 21:1-19 as my text.
I didn't preach on Sunday, so here is a "bonus sermon" from 2017, when I was deeply honored to be invited to preach at the Lutheran Church in Matamba, Tanzania while on a mission trip there.
Let's ponder the right questions to ask when we are not sure what to do with our life, and find our vocation.
Then Jesus looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Luke 6:20 “Blessed are you,” Jesus says. “Blessed are you.” But what does it mean to be blessed? The notion of being 'blessed' goes back a long, long way. In ancient Greek and…