Category Archives: thoughts

A Lenten Advisory

54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not … Continue reading

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A Lenten Response to Violence

Blessed are the poor in spirit,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn,     for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek,     for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst … Continue reading

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Divine Stability Amid a Changing Year

God is our place of safety. He gives us strength.     He is always there to help us in times of trouble. 2 The earth may fall apart.     The mountains may fall into the middle of the sea.     But we will not … Continue reading

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Silent Night, Peaceful Night

Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests. Luke 2:14 (New International Version) It’s Christmas Day 2017. Despite the rancor and strife in our world, I hope and pray for … Continue reading

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The End of Empire

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of … Continue reading

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Out of the Darkness

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; … Continue reading

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They All Have Names!

For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land. Deuteronomy 15:11 (King James Version) I … Continue reading

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