A New Thing

Dear Friends in Christ, “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19) One of my very favorite places to run is at Side Cut Park in Maumee. Much of the running...

Vocational Blessing

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13) I am at Pokagon State Park near Angola, Indiana, these next 2 days, gathering with the Region 6 Bishops, and many of the...

Faith 5

Dear Friends in Christ, “You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand and fix them as an emblem on your forehead. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away,...

God’s Peace

Dear Friends in Christ, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” (John 14:27) Yesterday, I was blessed to worship with the people of God at First...

Every Perfect Gift

Dear Friends in Christ, “Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above…” (James 1:17) What a gift it is to see God’s people using the gifts they’ve been given. On Sunday evening, we gathered at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, for a...

Jacob’s Well

Dear Friends in Christ, “So, he (Jesus) came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. A Samaritan woman...