MONDAY MEDITATION: In “Every” Situation? (May 9)

Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Really? I can think of a million situations where giving thanks is the last thing I want to do. Pandemics. Invasions. Accidents. Death. Prejudice. Discrimination…And we’re just getting warmed up. Yet, Paul is speaking from his …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Master of the World (April 18)

“In the world you have distress. But be encouraged! I have conquered the world.” – John 16:33 The church I retired from has a magnificent organ. Whenever I looked at its console, I felt I was looking at the cockpit of a 747. It was daunting to a musically inept person such as myself. But our organist had no such qualms. …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: From Stranger to Guest to Host (April 11)

While they were discussing these things, Jesus himself arrived and joined them on their journey. They were prevented from recognizing him. – Luke 24:15 The story of the encounter with Jesus on the Emmaus Road describes clearly the excitement that lies at the heart of discipleship. We start by welcoming the stranger. Two grieving disciples encounter …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Selfie-Sin (March 21)

Everything they do, they do to be noticed by others. – Matthew 23:5a Taking selfies challenges me. I struggle making sure the camera is facing the right way while looking up into it because I’ve been told that’s the best angle. Regardless, my selfies usually look as if I’m wondering if I’m taking the shot …

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