Proper 18 texts at http://www.textweek.com Jeremiah 18:1-11 Deut. 30:15-20 Philemon 1:1-21 Luke 14:25-33 Please note: Today's devotional is an example of Why We Need Editors. Apparently when I first wrote this in 2016, I mistook the "Phil." of Philemon … Continue reading Who Would Win: St. Paul vs. St. Frank
Singing Lent: The Wondrous Story
Through this season, O God, we have been singing your story--from our hymnal, and from your Word. This week, we follow Jesus into Jerusalem, still singing and storytelling along the way. Now, here, his story takes a turn, for from here we can survey the wondrous cross, on which the Prince of Glory died. Because … Continue reading Singing Lent: The Wondrous Story
Advent Day 19: The Lord is near.
Today's scripture: Philippians 4:4-7The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything... (vv. 5b-6a)If there was every any question, God,let us hear the affirmationand believe it with every fiber:You are near.We don't have to feel it.We don't even have to understand it.But in every step of our walk,however far or fast we go,however distant we … Continue reading Advent Day 19: The Lord is near.
Advent Day 12: Being Completed
Today's reading: Philippians 1:1-11I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. (v. 6)Every Advent, we are traveling two roads at once.We journey toward Bethlehem with the family, the shepherds, the angels, the kings. With sheep and camels … Continue reading Advent Day 12: Being Completed