Category: Spiritual reflections

  • Pure Passion—Psalms 119:131

    Pure Passion—Psalms 119:131

    Many Christians miss out on God’s blessings because we do not crave them with this addicted passion. We are torn between Christianity as a hobby and passion for the things of this world.

  • Celebrating Freedom (Revisited)

    Celebrating Freedom (Revisited)

    We insult the veterans who survived the battles and those who died when we reduce Memorial Day to a day for sales and beginning summertime leisure activities. Even worse, we degrade everything it stands for. By giving more attention to surf and sales than to freedom and sacrifice, we desecrate the blood of our fallen soldiers. This is especially true when we distort the meaning of the word “freedom.”

  • A Prayer Acknowledging Jesus as the Light of the World

    A Prayer Acknowledging Jesus as the Light of the World

    Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

  • Give Thanks In All Circumstances

    “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, ESV). Sometimes, this can be the hardest command in Scripture to obey. Thankfulness can easily drown in a whirlpool of self-pity when life’s circumstances cloud our view. About 15 years ago I was in a meeting where everybody wrote a “gratitude list.” […]

  • Who Are You and Who Am I?

    Jesus is able to reveal to you the truth about who you are. Too many of us wander through life, trying to decide who we are. We spend our lives in a perpetual identity crisis. Acknowledge Jesus as he truly is. Then, ask him who you are. What is his purpose for your life? He will never steer you wrong.