Weekly Devotions

June 20, 2016

By Rev. Anne Christiansen, Wheat Ridge Board Member, Chicago, IL

Two weeks ago, I went to the local animal shelter and adopted a short haired yellow tabby kitten. You would have thought I was taking out a car loan given the long application and approval process I went through before I even had a chance to enter the adoption area. Then, after choosing a kitten, I was counseled to make sure I would be a good caretaker. Luckily, I passed and was able to take the kitten home....


June 6, 2016

Watching the Scoreboard
By Brian Becker, Senior Vice President, Wheat Ridge Ministries

Over the last 25 years, I’ve attended well over 1,000 sporting events. I’m not that big of a sports fan, but I’ve watched my kids from early on through college basketball games all over the Midwest.

During that time, I’ve developed a fascination with the scoreboard. When games are intense, particularly in the last few minutes, the fan’s eyes will dart from the players, to the...


June 6, 2016


By Karis Thompson, Strategist for Community Development, Redeemer Center for Life, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Community Liaison, City of Fargo Public Art Master Planning Process, Fargo, North Dakota; Member, Wheat Ridge Board of Directors

Since the fall of 2014, I have co-organized and curated a public conversation called GROUP THINK in Fargo, North Dakota. Each month, we gather a crowd of friends, coworkers and strangers – diverse residents of a shared geography – in...


May 30, 2016

No Greater Love
By Rev. Keith Perry, Hospice Chaplain

Today we observe Memorial Day. Back when I was serving a congregation in Minnesota, I was asked to help provide the annual service at a local cemetery. It was indeed an honor to be involved in such a tribute to remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, giving their lives so that others may live and enjoy the many freedoms we have today. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten.

It also reminds...


May 23, 2016

Invented Languages
By Kim Marxhausen, PhD
Director of Child and Family Ministry, Faith Lutheran Church and School, Lincoln, NE

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is Your name in all the earth!
You have set Your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
You have established strength because of Your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, more

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