Friday is for Heart Songs Reading with the Pastor Luke 21 and Psalm 103 Today’s reading is 38 verses in Luke but it is the first four verses that have captured me. See if they don’t do the same for you. Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor … More The Widow’s Large Gift
Reading with the Pastor Luke 19 and Psalm 100-101 It has been fun to see how appropriate the coupling of these psalms with the Gospel portions has turned out to be. Today, we read two short psalms and the familiar story of Zacchaeus climbing a tree to get a better glimpse of Jesus. Don’t you … More A Postcard from God
Message Clear am I if I am he hero hurt there and here and there I am rife in sion and I die am erect am erection of the life of men sure the die is set and I am the surd at rest o life I am here I act I run I meet … More Resurrection and Glory
Reading with the Pastor Luke 6 and Psalm 81 a brief offering for “The Poetry Project”* Read Psalm 81 Our Souls Leak Not only my mouth … but my heart …… my mind …. my spirit Let all of me be open to You. Let me not be like … More Our Souls Leak
Reading with the Pastor James 3 and Psalm 56-57 As a teacher, it is hard for me to get past verse 1 of chapter 3 in the letter of James. “Let not many of you become teachers, my brothers, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.” There is a weight that any teacher … More How is it Possible to Write Without Pain?
Reading with the Pastor Mark 14-15 and Psalm 50 “And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” Mark 14:26 (cf. also Matthew 26:30) Was Jesus a tenor or a baritone? One day we will know. But it is captivating to think of Jesus singing to me. The … More Was Jesus a Tenor or a Baritone?
Reading with the Pastor Mark 11 and Psalm 46 “Open my eyes that I might see wonderful things in Your word” (Psalm 119:18). The Temple was to be a house of prayer but in Jesus time it had been turned into a “robber’s den” (Mark 11:17). Here was a specially set aside and sacred place … More When Doing Right Gets You in Trouble