Carry Christ’s Peace

Carry Christ’s Peace

Gracious God, grant peace among nations. Cleanse from our own hearts the seeds of strife: greed and envy, harsh misunderstandings and ill will, fear and desire for revenge. Make us quick to welcome ventures in cooperation among the peoples of the world, so that there...
Hope as a Light in the Face of Darkness

Hope as a Light in the Face of Darkness

Longing for peace, our world is troubled. Longing for hope, many despair. Your word alone has pow’r to save us. Make us your living voice. Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness. Christ, be our light! Shine in your church gathered...
All The Saints

All The Saints

Oh, blest communion, fellowship divine, we feebly struggle, they in glory shine; yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. Alleluia! Alleluia!— From the hymn “For All the Saints” ELW 422 v.3 For the last ten years or so I have become interested in my genealogy. Over...
Today I Am Thankful

Today I Am Thankful

“Sing to the Lord of harvest your songs of love and praise; with joyful hearts and voices your alleluias raise; by him the rolling seasons in fruitful order move; sing to the Lord of harvest, a joyous song of love.”—ELW 694 The air on my morning walks has been getting...
The Hard Stuff

The Hard Stuff

“I had this feeling come over me today that most people are good and decent. We just LOOK at the bad ones too much. And then our perspective is distorted and we think the whole world is like that. But most are good. Don’t @ me with all the evil present in the world. I...