Weekly Devotions

January 12, 2015

The Kingdom of God in the Locker Room

By Rev. Bruce Strade, Former Executive Director, Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries, Portland, Oregon; Wheat Ridge Ministries Board of Directors

My fitness center upgraded and started providing towels. At first, everyone was allowed to take as many towels as they wanted. There were even additional towels in the locker room, just in case you needed more. Members liked the idea of unlimited towels and used them with abandon. One problem. There were used...


January 5, 2015

Every Day Is New Year’s Day
By Brian Becker, Senior Vice President, Wheat Ridge Ministries

Have you or someone you know ever bought the new sneakers and workout clothes and made a serious New Year’s resolution to transform your old body into a new one? What is it about the New Year that causes people to buy those gym memberships in record numbers each December?

According to the International Health, Racquet and Sportclub Association, the second busiest week of the year...


December 29, 2014

Sweeping Clean for Twenty-Fifteen
By Margaret Rickers Hinchey, Engelwood, CO

Where did this year go? This is the last week of the year of our Lord 2014. It seems like just yesterday we turned the calendar to January 2014! For many of us, the old year holds memories of happy times gone by and great blessings. For others, there were times of sadness – losses of friends and family, unexpected illness, challenges that seemed overwhelming. I would like to suggest a New Year’s ritual...


December 22, 2014

For Heaven’s Sake!
By Rev. Ted Moeller, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA

“What in the world are you doing, for heaven’s sake!?” No, I’m not thinking about what my Dad yelled when he discovered a friend and me in the garage with a fire extinguisher, a milk crate, a can of old paint, a catcher’s mitt, some acorns, and our neighbor’s cat – I’m thinking about a question I should be asking myself every single day. How much does my life reflect what I pray:...


December 15, 2014

Be Near Me Lord Jesus…
By Mark Schoepp, Director of Congregation Engagement, Wheat Ridge Ministries

Celebrating the coming of Jesus as a baby, and looking forward to His coming again, is always in season! I’m thinking more deeply about a seasonal favorite song, “Away in a Manger.” It was one of my sister Kathy’s favorite songs. Kathy died on November 30, the first Sunday of the church year – what a New Year’s celebration she is having! She joins our father, who...

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