Worship as Healing

Do you want to know who your real friends are? Not merely the list of names of people who read and like similar posts on social media, but friends you can count on? Get sick or go to jail. From the earliest days, long before microscopes which could view germs had been invented, people knew… Continue reading Worship as Healing

Day 24 with the Belhar

Water flowing down from mountains in stained glass

We believe … that for God pure and undefiled religion is to visit the orphans and the widows in their suffering; — from the Belhar Confession Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. —… Continue reading Day 24 with the Belhar

Committed to Bible Reading – Friday

You must be doers of the word and not only hearers who mislead themselves. (James 1:22) The Bible is filled with messages and reminders that guide us in wisdom and faithfulness. We are not only to read them or to hear them, we are to do them. We are charged to “love the Lord with… Continue reading Committed to Bible Reading – Friday

Committed to Prayer – Monday

You ask and don’t have because you ask with evil intentions, to waste it on your own cravings. (James 4:3) Does God always give us what we ask for? Of course not. Good thing, too! But why? God gives us permission to ask for anything. Yet we do not always receive what we ask for,… Continue reading Committed to Prayer – Monday

Wisdom for Health

Font and Pulpit

I remember the first time I had included an anointing service in a Sunday morning worship service. The elders on that church's board doubted that anyone would be interested for a special service of healing.  Instead they suggested that I tack it on the end of a regular Sunday morning worship service and perhaps one or two… Continue reading Wisdom for Health

Wisdom We Seek

Font and Pulpit

Growing up in the shadow of New York City I still remember who won the 1969 World Series and, with the Internet accessible through my smart phone, I can almost as easily tell you who won any other World Series. Thus today being able to recall useful data, even trivia with only marginal value, has… Continue reading Wisdom We Seek