Monthly Archives: June 2013

Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us Savior, like a shepherd lead us; much we need your tender care. In your pleasant pastures feed us, for our use your fold prepare. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, you have bought us; we are yours. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,… Continue reading




Oh Master, Let Me Walk With You

Oh Master, Let Me Walk With You O Master, let me walk with you in lowly paths of service true; tell me your secret; help me bear the strain of toil, the fret of care. Help me the slow of heart to move by some… Continue reading




Luke 9:51-62

Luke 9:51-62 I’ve often heard it spoken, when someone is struggling to move on, “You’ve gotta leave the past behind.” It’s as if we have a switch in our soul that we can flip to disconnect our deep-rooted feelings and help us get to the… Continue reading




Luke 9:51-62

Luke 9:51-62 On my drive to seminary from Texas to Minnesota, I passed through Kansas where my brother lived. Prior to my trip I contemplated spending a few days with his family—perhaps even resting up and enjoying time with my nephew. But I was so… Continue reading




Galatians 5:1, 13-25

Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Whenever we consider the Christian understanding of freedom, often we first think of freedom as a hopeful escape from something. I’d really like to be free from worry, bills, and the traffic light that seems to stay red much longer than necessary.… Continue reading




Psalm 16

Psalm 16 Our three children are now five, eight and ten years old. It seems like only yesterday that they were learning to let go of the couch and coffee table and walk unassisted. My wife and I would sit just far enough away from… Continue reading




1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21

1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 Passing on the leadership of faith in troubling times was a sign of hope and an invitation to trust. Elijah found Elisha doing his daily work in the field. With the placing of Elijah’s cloak upon Elisha, a new prophet was… Continue reading




Hosea 7:8

“Ephraim is a cake not turned.” Hosea 7:8 A cake not turned is uncooked on one side; and so Ephraim was, in many respects, untouched by divine grace: though there was some partial obedience, there was very much rebellion left. My soul, I charge thee,… Continue reading




Zechariah 6:13

“He shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory.” Zechariah 6:13 Christ himself is the builder of his spiritual temple, and he has built it on the mountains of his unchangeable affection, his omnipotent grace, and his infallible truthfulness. But… Continue reading




Luke 8:26-39

Luke 8:26-39 The man possessed in our gospel “had worn no clothes and did not live in a house, but a tomb.” Our story then ends with Jesus saying, “Return to your home and declare how much God has done for you.” I wonder about… Continue reading