Love

Dear Friends in Christ, “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three;and the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13) As I prepare to lead the Synod in 2021: The Year of Generosity, I am doing a “deep reading” and study of 1st and 2nd Corinthians. Last...

Look to Jesus

Have you ever been so desperate and depleted that all you can do is curl up in a ball, clutch your bible to your chest and cry? Have you ever been so consumed with anxiety or fear that your mind races, or it freezes, or it goes back-and-forth like crazy, you can’t...

A Good Question

Have you noticed that Jesus, the Son of God, asked a lot of questions? Here are just a few examples: “What do you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:51) “Who do you say I am?” (Matthew 16:15) “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” (Luke 24:17) “Why are...

Sing to the Lord

Dear Friends in Christ, “O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth”(Psalm 96:1). Two weeks ago, I was blessed to worship with Pastor Beth Westphal, and the people of God at St. Paul, Marblehead (Danbury Township) and St. John, Lakeside-Marblehead....

A Summer Blessing

Dear Friends in Christ, “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near” (Matthew 24:32). A Summer Blessing May you walk with GodThis summerIn whatever you doWherever you go Walking with...

A Blessing for One Who is Exhausted

Dear Friends in Christ, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me;for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden...