A Nonet of Joy
Why pray the Lord's Prayer? Isn't better to just talk to God, to share what is on our heart? Sometimes it is. But at other times, the Lord's Prayer offers us the words that we need to address the God that we love.
In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us not to worry. But we still worry. At least I do. So here are three things that Jesus teaches us about how to handle the inevitable worries of life.
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”1 Corinthians 1:18 Today, September 14, I join with many Christians around the world in observing “Holy Cross Day.” The history of this festival is quite interesting. It begins back in…
Want to be perfect? Here are five easy steps, which I am calling the Lutheran version, but it's really true for all Christians: Begin at the cross, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Thank him for his love and resolve to live for him daily.Decide that it is going pretty well. Begin to think…
Can faith save you? James asks us this question in his New Testament letter, and I want to say, Yes! So what is he getting at with this question? Here are my thoughts about this thought-provoking passage.
What if Jesus prayed Psalm 23 from the cross? Here is a brief devotion inspired by that possibility.
As I read through the Bible this year, I am writing a nonet poem for each of its sixty-six books. Here are my nonets for the first five books of the New Testament, the four Gospels and Acts of the Apostles.
What does it mean to live "under the condition of James"? This pandemic is reminding us all. Here is a brief devotion on living our lives "as the Lord wishes" when our plans go awry.
Here are five basic pillars that keep my life of prayer propped up when the burdens of life threaten to weigh it down.