Respect is…Christian?

Our political climate at the moment is interesting to say the least, but not unusual. I remember visiting the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Texas a few years ago where Lee Harvey Oswald shot President Kennedy. I was amazed to see in the museum a display with a full page newspaper ad that…

3 Valuable Ways For Christians To Use Their Bodies

What you do with your body actually matters. Okay, I know this one is going to sound obvious. We are so fitness crazy, working out, eating healthy, listening to nagging doctors about losing weight (I know they mean well…) being careful about what we put into our bodies, people. Most of it is good advice,…

Why It’s Good To Be Here

Lord, it is good to be here! I love those words of Peter on the mount of Transfiguration, when for a moment the veil separating heaven and earth was lifted and Peter saw Jesus in His glory. It is good to be here. But there is another place where those words are said, a place…

7 Reasons to Love Worshipping Together

Why do we worship together? The Lord commanded us to. Not because God needs our worship but we need to be in worship with a church family, because… -In worship is where God has promised to meet you through His Word and through His Sacraments. -you grow in your trust and knowledge of who God…

Startling reasons people race out in the freezing cold for…

A man clad only in boxer shorts stopped a thief from stealing his car in southern Norway – by clinging on to the roof in a hair-raising ride at -17C. Police say the owner was left “pretty bloody” after the car crashed into a safety barrier on a bridge. A suspect has been taken into police…

Livin’ on a Prayer (Meditation for 2016)

It was 1986; the era of big hair bands and Bon Jovi just released what would become their most enduring signature song and first No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart, Livin’ on a Prayer has been played for nearly three decades now to countless audiences, as a tribute in The Concert for New…

Not Alone During Christmas

Walking through the nursing home years ago, still a fresh and green pastor, on my way to visit a parishioner in rehab. I never spent a lot of time in nursing homes before this, hospitals yes, but never nursing homes. I didn’t know, I didn’t realize how many grandmas and grandpas, honored veterans and someone’s…

Quiet and Dignified Kind of Life

“that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”      I Timothy 2: 2b There was a small picture hanging in my grandmother’s kitchen that I’ve been looking at since I was a small child and it now hangs in my workshop at home. You may have seen this…