Daily Reflections

John 17

February 8, 2017

“Your word, O Lord, is truth; consecrate us in the truth.” Reflection: When Jesus told Pilate that he had come to testify to the truth, Pilate replied, “What i...

Jesus (Mark 7)

February 7, 2017

The Pharisees and scribes questioned Jesus “why do your disciples not follow the traditions?” Jesus answered, “you hypocrites, you nullify the word of God in ...

Mark 6

February 6, 2017

Wherever Jesus went, “… they laid the sick in the market places and begged him that they might touch him and those who did, were healed.” Reflection: Touch &n...

Isaiah 58

February 5, 2017

“Thus says the Lord: Share your bread, shelter the oppressed, and clothe the naked. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn.” Reflection: From the beginning...

Jesus (John 10)

February 4, 2017

“My sheep hear my voice.” Reflection: As I walked the pastures with my Grandfather as a child, the sheep always responded to his voice and followed him wherever he w...

Paul (Hebrews 13)

February 3, 2017

“Do not neglect hospitality, for through it, some have unknowingly entertained angels.” Reflection: Hospitality – providing a comfortable place to be; a welcom...

Luke 2

February 2, 2017

“Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. They were amazed at what was said about him.” Reflection: Presentation – revealing wha...

Paul (Hebrews 12)

February 1, 2017

“Brothers and Sisters, strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees. Strive for peace.” Reflection: We all have experienced those feelings of “drooping ...

Jesus (Mark 5)

January 31, 2017

“Jesus, aware that power had gone out from him said, ‘Who has touched me?’” Reflection: Scripture is filled with accounts of healing touch – that i...

David (Psalm 31)

January 30, 2017

“Let your heart take comfort in the Lord. O Lord, You hide us in the shelter of Your presence.” Reflection: What comforting word – to allow our hearts to be c...

Matthew 5

January 29, 2017

“When Jesus saw the crowds, he began to teach them…’Blessed are the poor, those who mourn, the hungry, and those who are persecuted…" Reflection: ...

John 3

January 28, 2017

“God so loved the world that he gave his son.” Reflection: Giving us his son was the Father’s ultimate gift of love. Prayer: God our Father, you dwell in myste...

Jesus (Matthew 11)

January 27, 2017

Jesus said, “This is how it is with the Kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed.” Reflection: Scattering seeds can be an amazing grace – the wai...

Psalm 119

January 26, 2017

“A lamp to my feet is Your word, O Lord.” Reflection: Walking in the dark, especially going down steps can be daunting at best. The smallest of lamps can make all t...

David (Psalm 15)

January 25, 2017

“Praise the Lord, for steadfast is His kindness and fidelity.” Reflection: One seldom hears the beautiful word “steadfast” these days… that power ...

John 15

January 24, 2017

Jesus said, “It was not you who chose me, but I chose you…” Reflection: Each of us has been given a special gift and been chosen to share it with others. Pray...

Mark 3

January 23, 2017

Jesus said, “If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” Reflection: These days it does seem at times that our world is a “Hou...

Psalm 27

January 22, 2017

“The Lord is my life’s refuge, so whom should I fear?” Reflection: A refuge – a place of safety, a hiding place. Prayer: Lord God, You are indeed our ref...

Collect

January 21, 2017

 “Almighty God, you choose what is weak in the world to confound the strong.” Reflection: Sometimes it is surprising to notice where true wisdom readies. WE of...

Collect

January 20, 2017

“Almighty God, mercifully hear the pleading of Your people, and bestow Your peace on our times.” Reflection: Peace – a state of harmony, a condition of quiet a...

David (Psalm 40)

January 19, 2017

“Here I am Lord…” Reflection: Such a simple statement – and a promise to presence… Prayer: Lord God, You made a covenant with your people, promis...

Post Communion

January 18, 2017

“Pour upon us, O Lord, the Spirit of your love and kindness.” Reflection: Pour – such a vibrant word…suggesting to give in large amounts! Prayer: Spirit...

Paul (Ephesians 1)

January 17, 2017

“May the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our hearts.” Reflection: There are all kinds of seeing, but we give little attention to how we see wit...

1 John

January 16, 2017

“We have come to know and believe in the love that God has for us.” Reflection: How does one come to know and believe in another’s love? Perhaps being with th...

David (Psalm 40)

January 15, 2017

“I have waited, waited for the Lord and he stooped towards me and put a new song in my heart.” Reflection: Such tender words, spoken with a quiet hope in our God&rsq...