Monthly Archives: October 2017

Psalm 34:1-10, 22

Psalm 34:1-10, 22 Luther wrote that the Psalter is the “book of all saints”. Whoever we are and wherever we find ourselves in life, we find faith-filled words in the Psalms that fit us like a comforting blanket. We join in the same struggles, the… Continue reading

Victory Is Mine

Victory Is Mine by Joni “In me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 There have been many Olympic athletes who have captured the attention of Americans. Jim Thorpe, Carl Lewis,… Continue reading

Revelation 7:9-17

Revelation 7:9-17 To live this life is to be in the midst of struggle. It is to know hunger and thirst and pain. It is to endure the repercussions of our actions and to make difficult decisions without clarity. It is to search for hope… Continue reading

“Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word,”

“Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word,” ELW 517 Lord, keep us steadfast in your word; curb those who by deceit or sword would wrest the kingdom from your Son and bring to naught all he has done. Lord Jesus Christ, your pow’r make known,… Continue reading

“God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage,”

“God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage,” ELW 509   God’s word is our great heritage and shall be ours forever; to spread its light from age to age shall be our chief endeavor. Through life it guides our way; in death it is our stay.… Continue reading

Work and Pray

Work and Pray by Joni “If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” 2 Timothy 2:21 Jesus worked hard, sometimes so hard that He… Continue reading

John 8:31-36

John 8:31-36   My mother died recently, and a few weeks later I went back to the family home by myself. The hollowness of that house–devoid of Mom’s laughter, her cooking, her stories–reflected my own empty feelings of loss, grief and even abandonment. No one… Continue reading

Reasoning with the Lord

Reasoning with the Lord by Joni “‘Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.'” Isaiah 1:18 Have you ever pleaded… Continue reading

John 8:31-36

John 8:31-36   “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone.” Those who question Jesus on this matter of slavery seem to have forgotten their past. We also often make that same mistake. The assumption that freedom is without limit fails… Continue reading


  by Joni   “For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:17 Years ago when I was in the… Continue reading