Weekly Devotions

October 19, 2015

If Only …
By Sharolyn Sander, Lincoln, NE

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

In a society focused on self, materialism, and entitlement, it is easy to contract a case of the deadly “If Only” disease … i.e., “If Only” we had more time, more money, more opportunities … “If Only” our families, colleagues, or spouse would...

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October 12, 2015

Autumn is my Favorite Color!
By Dr. Rich Bimler, Past President, Wheat Ridge Ministries

“They are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.” Matthew 10:29

It is autumn! Time for football and apple picking and cider drinking and baseball playoff games and raking and … falling! Someone once told me to never say, “Happy Fall!” to an older person. Good...

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October 5, 2015

A Taste of Heaven
By Mark Schoepp, Director of Congregation Engagement, Wheat Ridge Ministries

Every time we gather for worship, it is like a little taste of heaven: God’s people gathered, honoring and worshiping the Lamb. (Isaiah 6:1-4 and Revelation 4:1-11) It doesn’t matter the size of the church or the skill of the musicians; it doesn’t matter the makeup of the congregation or its location. The focus is on Christ, the Lamb who was slain.

My wife, Becky, and I have...

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September 28, 2015

Sanctuary
By Margaret Hinchey, Englewood, CO

“God is our refuge and strength—a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

In the middle of a farm field in Colorado, northeast of Denver about 30 miles, sits the Wild Animal Sanctuary. Elevated walkways sprawl across the 720 acre property which is home to lion prides, bear dens and wolf packs as well as a couple porcupines, ostriches and a camel. Visitors are invited to walk above the natural habitat to observe almost 400...

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September 21, 2015

Security
By Bishop Wayne Miller, Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA, Wheat Ridge Ministries Board Member

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear… but strive first for the kingdom of God and [God’s] righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well…” (Matthew 6:25, 33)

It is virtually impossible to go anywhere these days without finding people...

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