Monthly Archives: April 2016

This is my song

This is my song Oh gods of all the nations A song of peace for lands so far away This is my home, a country the where my heart is   Here Grew my hopes and dreams for all mankind But other hearts in other… Continue reading




John 5:1-9 # 2

  John 5:1-9 # 2 When was the last time you had a disagreement or were angry with someone? Do you ever find yourself wanting to hang on to that anger–wallowing in the delicious feeling of self-righteous rage? If we are honest we really want… Continue reading




John 5:1-9

  John 5:1-9 Do you want to be healed? Our knee-jerk reaction is “of course!” We 21st century folks turn to a myriad of pills, salves, treatments, diets, etc. to assure that we are healed, pain free, well or healthy–immediately if not sooner. But what… Continue reading




Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5

  Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 A rabbi friend of mine once shared an article written by the first national rabbi of Israel–someone you’d expect had thought about God a bit. The rabbi notes that anything we try to say about God is by definition heresy because… Continue reading




Psalm 67

  Psalm 67 In the Garden of Eden that sneaky slithery snake introduces the big lie: we know better than God; or perhaps that we don’t really need God at all; or even that we can be our own God. Adam and Eve, and subsequently… Continue reading




Acts 16: 9-15

  Acts 16: 9-15 We’re typically a busy bunch. “What should we be doing?” What project, program or direction should we pursue? But as busy as we are we can’t do everything. I know for myself it is often more difficult to ask “What should… Continue reading




“There in God’s Garden,”

“There in God’s Garden,”   There in God’s garden stands the Tree of wisdom, whose leaves hold forth the healing of the nations. Tree of all knowledge, Tree of all compassion, Tree of all beauty. Its name is Jesus, name that says, ‘Our Savior!’ There… Continue reading




“My Song Is Love Unknown,”

“My Song Is Love Unknown,” ELW 343 My song is love unknown, my Savior’s love to me, love to the loveless shown that they might lovely be. Oh, who am I that for my sake my Lord should take frail flesh and die? He came… Continue reading




John 12:31-35 # 2

  John 12:31-35 # 2 Through the cross and resurrection Jesus helps us to understand and experience the fullness of life as lived in the light which he shared through himself. A little later in John (15:11) we hear some words that closely parallel today’s… Continue reading




John 12:31-35

  John 12:31-35 Jesus said, “When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself.” The author comments that Jesus said this to show by what death he was to die. The Christ of the cross draws us to his… Continue reading