Sabbath Rest – Emotional Wellness

Sabbath Rest – Emotional Wellness

Sabbath Rest – Emotional Wellness

But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: “It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, “Get up and eat.”

1 Kings 19:4-5Dear Friends,

The October Issue of Lutheran Witness, one of my denomination’s official publications, is entitled, “Ministry and Mental Health”. It deals with the topics…

Christian Community

Christian Community

Christian Community

May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Romans 15:5-7

Dear Friends,

In his book, Let Go and Let God, John E. Keller shares the story of a pastor and that pastor’s ministry.

The pastor reflects on his ministry. He divides his ministry into three stages.

In the first stage, the pastor pictures himself on the bank of a river. In the river, people…

Chuppa

Chuppa

Chuppa

In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat.

Psalm 19:4b-6

Dear Friends,

I learned what a chuppa is.

It is a canopy used at a Jewish wedding.

I checked the great authoritative resource called Wikipedia. As I understand it the chuppa is used in the second part of the wedding process. The first part is called…

It Takes More Than A Hammer And Nails

It Takes More Than A Hammer And Nails

It Takes More Than A Hammer And Nails

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock.”

Matthew 7:24-25

Dear Friends,

I listened to a song titled “Hammer and Nails”. The song was written by Aaron Schroeder and David Hill. The song was originally sung by the Staple Singers. The version…