Monthly Archives: June 2014

Zechariah 9:9-12

Zechariah 9:9-12 What a surprise! Zechariah surprises us with the news that we should look forward to our king coming to deliver us, riding on a donkey. That reminds me of a story of surprise deliverance in the mid-May news on TV: A dog was… Continue reading

Breathe On Me, Breath of God

Breathe On Me, Breath of God Breathe on me, breath of God; fill me with life anew, that I may love all that you love and do what you would do. Breathe on me, breath of God, until my heart is pure, until with you… Continue reading

Held by the Grip of God

Held by the Grip of God I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me —Philippians 3:12 Never choose to be a worker for God, but once God has placed His call on you,… Continue reading

Each Morning Brings Us

Each Morning Brings Us Each morning brings us fresh outpoured the lovingkindness of the Lord. It ends not as the day goes past, but gives us strength while life shall last. O God, the star of dawning day, give us that light for which we… Continue reading

Matthew 10:40-42

Matthew 10:40-42 Becoming a welcoming church was important. Whenever I was out in the community people asked me many questions, especially when I was dressed in my clerical garb. It became apparent that the greatest gift I could bring was a word of God’s love,… Continue reading

Matthew 10:40-42

Matthew 10:40-42 Today I talked with a man whose wife of nearly 60 years has been taken to a care facility. Now he wanders through his days, wondering why the world he once knew seems to have left him behind. In one moment he says,… Continue reading

“Get thee up into the high mountain.”Isaiah 40:9

“Get thee up into the high mountain.”Isaiah 40:9 Our knowledge of Christ is somewhat like climbing one of our Welsh mountains. When you are at the base you see but little: the mountain itself appears to be but one-half as high as it really is.… Continue reading

Romans 6:12-23

Romans 6:12-23 Oftentimes at a banquet, the emcee has the auspicious job of introducing a speaker. On one such occasion I piled up the accolades and the presenter said he did not recognize himself in the flourish of my comments. With a smirk he remarked,… Continue reading

The Never-forsaking God

The Never-forsaking God He Himself has said, ’I will never leave you nor forsake you’ —Hebrews 13:5 What line of thinking do my thoughts take? Do I turn to what God says or to my own fears? Am I simply repeating what God says, or… Continue reading

Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18

Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 My mother once told me I started humming Jesus Loves Me in the high chair before she could finish stuffing me with the Gerber green peas. As a church organist I can imagine how pleased she was realizing she influenced me more… Continue reading