Monthly Archives: January 2015

My Life Flows On in Endless Song

My Life Flows On in Endless Song My life flows on in endless song; above earth’s lamentation, I catch the sweet, though far-off hymn that hails a new creation. Refrain No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that Rock I’m clinging. Since Christ… Continue reading

Mark 1:21-28 #2

Mark 1:21-28 #2 The people of Capernaum marveled at Jesus’ manner of teaching. He didn’t teach like the scribes, who relied on the authority of tradition. On top of that, they watched him successfully ordering unclean spirits out, giving a dramatic sign of his authority.… Continue reading

Mark 1:21-28

Mark 1:21-28 There are times when all of us will wonder: is Jesus the real deal? Is he really my Savior? Does he care about me when I am in an awful mess? Can I trust his promises about life and wholeness? Mark may have… Continue reading

1 Corinthians 8:1-13

1 Corinthians 8:1-13 What’s not to like about a bargain? In Corinth people knew about good deals at the meat counter. It was a fine cut and tasty meat, but it was also meat that had been used in the worship of Apollo. Could good… Continue reading

Psalm 111

Psalm 111 Psalm 111 has its own beauty. It’s an acrostic poem, which means that each of the twenty two phrases in it begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Poems have a special way of touching our soul. But the little observation… Continue reading

Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Deuteronomy 18:15-20 A transition can be tough! It might be a new boss, a new pastor at the church or an unexpected shift in our community priorities that suggest a new direction. Where do we go from here? What’s God’s particular will for us now?… Continue reading

There Is a Balm in Gilead

There Is a Balm in Gilead Refrain There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole; there is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. Sometimes I feel discouraged and think my work’s in vain, but then the Holy Spirit revives… Continue reading

Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult

Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult of our life’s wild, restless sea, day by day his clear voice sounding, saying, “Christian, follow me”: As of old Saint Andrew heard it by the Galilean lake, turned from home and toil… Continue reading

Mark 1:14-20 #2

Mark 1:14-20 #2 Jesus was a grassroots organizer. He did not follow conventional business practices like networking among people in powerful positions, such as Jewish religious leaders. Instead, Jesus grew his ministry by calling ordinary people, including four fishermen. He reached out to everyone, including… Continue reading

Mark 1:14-20

Mark 1:14-20 If I was in Galilee to hear Jesus’ proclamation, “the kingdom of God has come near,” would I have comprehended his message’s full meaning? I doubt I would have understood the supreme significance of what was happening in that kairos time. Do you… Continue reading