My sister-in-law has been staying with us all week while she completed a training here in Des Moines for her work place. It was really nice to come home in the evenings and to be with not only my husband, but both of his siblings every evening. We relaxed, had nice meals together, caught up…
A yoke is a fitting for a so-called beast of burden that would be placed around the neck of one …
Old Testament: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18Psalter: Psalm 119:33-40Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48___O God most holy, in Jesus Christ you have laid a foundation upon which to build our lives. Help us to follow your…
For some time, I have been writing some thoughts that my church (Fishkill United Methodist Church) puts on the back page . Here are my thoughts for this Sunday, 19 February 2017, the 7th Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A). … Continue reading →
God brings freedom through revivals, but it comes as a result of grace by faith, not our works. Read more from Mark Nysewander as he shares special insight from awakenings in history.
I’ve been in a space between the now and the not yet for a while now. I find myself wondering […]
Nature is a daily declaration of the beauty, order, dependability, and power of God.
In my sermon tomorrow, I’m preaching on forgiveness—namely the petition from the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:12, “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors,” and Jesus’ commentary on it in vv. 14-15: “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive […]
The most profound impact of Luther on his people was in their religion. His sermons were read to the congregations, his liturgy was sung, his catechism was rehearsed by the father with the household, his Bible cheered the fainthearted and consoled the dying. If no Englishman occupies a similar place in the religious life of … Continue reading “Luther’s Religious Impact on Germany”