Monthly Archives: April 2017

“My Life Flows On in Endless Song”

“My Life Flows On in Endless Song” (ELW 763) 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.… Continue reading




She Is Not Gone

She Is Not Gone by Joni   “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15 Edna Hamlin was a saintly old woman. She sat humped over in a wheelchair the many years she lived in a nursing home.… Continue reading




“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.… Continue reading




Fake Fruit…Real Fruit

Fake Fruit…Real Fruit     “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23 It’s impossible to manufacture the fruit of the Spirit such as love and peace, gentleness and kindness. You can paint a… Continue reading




Luke 24:13-35

Luke 24:13-35   The two disciples did not recognize Christ until “he was at the table with them, took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.” Jesus did not make himself known to them until the breaking of the bread. These actions… Continue reading




An Encouraging Word

An Encouraging Word   “A voice says, ‘Cry out.’ And I said, ‘What shall I cry?’ ‘All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord… Continue reading




Luke 24:13-35

Luke 24:13-35 The two disciples on the road to Emmaus did not recognize Jesus: “their eyes were kept from recognizing him.” They were disheartened because they had hoped this man Jesus they followed was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And now here… Continue reading




Playing Favorites

Playing Favorites by Joni   “My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but say to the poor man, ‘You stand… Continue reading




1 Peter 1:17-23

1 Peter 1:17-23   1 Peter was written by a leader in the early church who lived in a divided society at a time when people were being persecuted. Here the author tells the readers they are called to live a holy life. “Through him… Continue reading




Oleanders

Oleanders     “For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when… Continue reading