Weekly Devotions

November 14, 2016

The Trees Don’t Fan the Wind!
By Rev. Ted Moeller, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA

I just finished an exhausting weekend – four different sermons in 48 hours – but they all went well. I received a bunch of nice compliments. It made me feel good. However, there was something a bit unsettling about all that … or at least misplaced.

“The trees don’t fan the winds.” I’ve decided to make this Native American adage my new motto … to put things into...

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November 7, 2016

Victory
By Margaret Rickers Hinchey, Denver, CO

As I write this devotion on Reformation Day 2016, a number of important events are hanging in the balance. Baseball fans across the country are waiting to find out who is victorious in the World Series. You don’t have to be from Chicago or Cleveland to be either a Cubs or an Indians fan this year – everyone wants a victory for their favorite team!

2016 has been a historic year for elections. The Presidential campaign tops...

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October 31, 2016

Lovely Because They Are Loved
By Ted Schroeder

On Luther’s “Grace Alone”

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 (As you have time, read Luke 15:11-32)

“Old man! Old man! Where are you going? Why are you running?”

“Look there! Look! My son! My son is coming home. He’s been gone so long....

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October 24, 2016

Teach Me Thy Way
By Catherine Werner, Manager of Donor Relations, Wheat Ridge Ministries

Last week, we welcomed a new addition to our household – a piano. It has been nine years since I’ve lived in a house with a piano. Growing up, there was constant music in the home. My grandfather was a piano teacher and together with my dad, uncle and cousins, we would routinely sing and play songs from “the olden days,” along with a few contemporary tunes.

As I sat down at the...

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October 17, 2016

Halloween Be Thy Name!
By Dr. Rich Bimler, Past President, Wheat Ridge Ministries

“…when you pray say, ‘Father, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come…” Luke 11:2

Four year old Freddy had a wonderful way with words! He would force his family to listen intently to him by sometimes mixing up a phrase or two, like praying, “Halloween be thy name!” Let us thank the Lord for little children who help us to think about and see our faith through their eyes!

Perhaps...

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