Weeping and Joy

Psalm 30:5b Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning. Weeping and Joy             If you’ve known me for any length of time, you probably know that The West Wing was/is my favorite television show.  I love the writing, the acting, the thought...

Love in Action

Love In Action Galatians 5:22-23 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. A few years ago, I learned that the original hearers of this Bible passage had a piece of information most of us...

The Word of the Day

The Word of the Day Isaiah 50:4b Morning by morning the Lord wakens – wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. Lately – I’ve been hearing people talk about their morning spiritual routines and rituals.  Some spend the first minutes of the day with a cup of...

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.             Our son Caleb took up the long jump this year, as his contribution to the track and field team.  Watching it happen is an amazing thing.  The athletes run very fast for a very short period...

Sing!

Sing! Psalm 104:33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. I grew up in the United Methodist Church, where the hymnal had words from John Wesley, (the leader of the movement that became Methodism,) in the front....

Restoration

Restoration Psalm 51:10-12 Create in me a clean heart, O God,     and put a new and right spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from your presence,     and do not take your holy spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,     and sustain in me a...