• The House of the Lord

    “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” This represents an invitation, a joyful summons, as we read in Psalm 122, the third psalm in a series known as “Songs of Ascent.” The children of Israel sang this worship set of 15 songs as they marched to Jerusalem for...

  • Pictures

        “We stumbled on in the darkness, over big stones and through large puddles, along the one road leading from the camp. The accompanying guards kept shouting at us and driving us with the butts of their rifles. Anyone with very sore feet supported himself on his neighbor’s arm....

  • Better, Best, Blessed

    Melchizedek  appeared suddenly.  This man of mystery showed himself to Abraham and shared with him bread, wine and a blessing. We first read the story of this King/Priest in Genesis 14. Abraham had just accomplished something remarkable. His small band of 318 men defeated the army that had raided Sodom...

  • Flanders Fields

    In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved...

  • ‘Silly’ Prayers and the Savior’s Grace

    The first miracle of Jesus was a small thing, a surprising thing even, as we read in John 2. He and His disciples arrived at a wedding celebration in the village of Cana, near Nazareth, and they went to get something to drink. Jesus was met by Mary, His mother,...