Weekly Devotions

August 12, 2013

Brake Lights
By Rev. Ted Moeller, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA

The use of brakes by drivers on interstates and highways has increased by 217% in the past five years. This is according to a survey taken by me; results based entirely on my own opinion. I have no hard data to prove it, but it’s still true. It seems every time I venture out onto the freeway, I see more brake lights than ever before. And it really makes me mad.

The problem with braking on...

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August 5, 2013

There is Something that Lasts Forever
By Rev. Keith Perry, Hospice and Hospital Chaplain

In my work with hospice patients, it is very difficult to witness those whose lives seem to just linger on and on. Quality of life is almost gone, patients are confused and disoriented, some are unable to move or talk due to the ravages of illness and disease for which there simply is no longer a cure. We know that all things happen in the perfect timing of God, and yet we still have no answer...

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July 29, 2013

God’s Whisper
By Ted Schroeder

1 Kings 19: 9-13 – Verse 12: “And after the fire a gentle whisper.”

The TV reporters interviewed a couple after they had come through a terrible tornado. The storm had destroyed their house and most of the buildings around. They were stunned. “What are you going to do about this?” asked a reporter. “What can we do?” the man replied. “This is an act of God. You can’t fight against it.”

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July 22, 2013

Bugs
By Rev. Anne Christiansen, Mt. Pleasant Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saluda, South Carolina; Wheat Ridge Ministries Board of Directors

Parental Warning: This is what happens when you don’t get your kids a pet.

I am the oldest of seven children and both my parents worked. With seven children, there was plenty of action around the house so my parents were not keen on allowing us to have a cat, dog, fish or bird, which was a big mistake – a really big mistake. Without...

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July 15, 2013

… and it was good!
By Rev. Bruce Strade, Former Executive Director, Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries Portland, Oregon; Wheat Ridge Ministries Board of Directors

My four-year-old grandson, Xander, loves LEGOs. So, when we are together he consistently and successfully angles for a trip to the store to buy a LEGO toy. (Papa pays, of course.) Last time we were together, we ended up with a “Super Heroes Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown.” When we got home, we opened...

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