The Super Natural Life – prayers for strength, words of wisdom, daily bible reading

The Super Natural Life – prayers for strength, words of wisdom, daily bible reading

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Blessing our Children

posted by Mark and Jill

Click here to listen to our conversation about blessing our children. From Luke 1… 67 Then his father, Zechariah, was filled with the Holy Spirit and gave this prophecy: 68 “Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,     because he […]

A Prayer for Harmony in Relationships

posted by Mark and Jill

Jesus prayed that His disciples would live in unity. In His last hours on the earth, this was foremost in His thoughts (John 17). His greatest desire was that His individual disciples would function as “one”, that they would get […]

Where Love of God and Fear of God Meet

posted by Mark and Jill

While it’s true that fear and love are opposite, fearing God and loving God are identical. My Dad taught me the fear of the Lord, not by what he said about it, but in his way of loving me. I […]

To Fear: “You’re Out!”

posted by Mark and Jill

We’ve been reading through the “Moravian Texts” – the read-through-the Bible plan put together by the Moravian Church a couple hundred years ago. We are now making our way through the Gospel of John, written by John, the disciple who […]

The Seduction – and Sin – of Politics

posted by Mark and Jill

President Obama is re-elected, and I’m kicking myself for caring. A 51% – 49% chasm divides America. It’s a canyon politics cannot span. I knew this of course but I deluded myself into imagining that an election might heal us, […]

A Dusty Miracle on the Shelf

posted by Mark and Jill

The Bible is a miracle. Yes, it’s words on a page, ink on paper, in old human languages set in cultures we don’t easily understand and crafted by humans who somehow, in spite of their personal failings partnered with the […]

John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer

posted by Mark and Jill

John Wesley, along with his brother Charles founded the Methodist Movement in England in the 18th century. Wesley preached open-air sermons and followed up by encouraging his converts to join small groups for prayer, study and moral accountability. Wesley’s “Covenant […]

Lent, Law and Gospel According to Johnny Cash

posted by Mark and Jill

But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die When I hear that whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry… Johnny Cash “Folsom Prison Blues”   It’s Lent and I’ll be giving up Barry Manilow… for […]

Things That Go Bump in the Night

posted by Mark and Jill

Fears in the night are often just plain foolish – phantoms that amount to nothing but in the darkness of the moment appear larger than life. Recently I awoke in the night and found myself groaning in fear over how […]

New Year Resolution Check Up… Uh Oh!

posted by Mark and Jill

One month ago about 100 million of us made some form of formal New Year resolution. It’s time for a check-up. How are we doing? Any healthier? Are finances in order? Learned anything new? Any improved relationships? One month in […]

Previous Posts

Good Morning, Jesus
I rise this morning, tired and weary, to another day of battle. Before I face it, I sleepily enter into the folds of Your garment. You stand with arms open to me. I shuffle forward and feel Your warmth surround me. In this secret, sweet place there is no fear there is no want th

posted 6:20:28pm Nov. 19, 2013 | read full post »

How do I fight and win my battles?
Two particular stories in Scripture came to mind this morning as I was contemplating this question. One is from 2 Kings 18 and 19. King Sennacherib of Assyria was threatening King Hezekiah and the city of Jerusalem. His menacing words contained lies and misinformation mingled with bits of truth.

posted 2:42:25am Sep. 25, 2013 | read full post »

A Posthumous Lesson from Dad
A few weeks ago I found some goblets at my favorite antique store, “The Crooked Willow” just outside the little town where we work, Osakis, Minnesota. One of them was undoubtedly my Dad’s glasscutting work. I knew this would happen one day; and I often looked at antique stores to find crystal

posted 6:25:20pm Sep. 20, 2013 | read full post »

Rest and the Rest will Follow
Click here to listen in on our conversation "Rest and the rest will follow!" 

posted 12:49:52pm Mar. 23, 2013 | read full post »

Jesus Flunks PR 101
Click here to listen in on our conversation "Jesus Flunks PR 101." He's anything but politically correct!

posted 12:48:30pm Mar. 22, 2013 | read full post »


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