Friday, November 22, 2013

Acts 2:1-20 We are not “there yet” no matter how many twists and turns we have put behind us. God’s future always beckons—and even if we have only a glimpse of it, it is always a beautiful view. Great rewards await! This is a Wekivaword.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Acts 9:19b-26 To what extent does a follower of Jesus have to prove his or her faith to others? How does one do that? How will YOU do that, today? This is a Wekivaword.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Psalm 14 - God is with His people—and God proves to be a refuge for them. Moreover, He restores their fortunes. The end result is that wherever you are, God is there and God will give you help. Open your heart and let God do this for you. This is a Wekivaword.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

John 4:35-37 Open your eyes!” is the way Jesus says it. Keep a close look out. It is important to do that. Why? Bring the crop in too early and what happens—we get an unripe crop that is useful to no one. Bring the crop in too late, and what happens—we get an over ripe crop that rots in our hands. This is a Wekivaword.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Philippians 4:4-9 ... Inner and outer peace are both meant by this word. This peace “surpasses all understanding” – it comes at times and in ways that are unexpected. So God’s peace is beyond the grasp of the human mind. And God’s peace can achieve more than we can conceive. This is a Wekivaword.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yesterday I received a letter from Scott Shorney, the Vice President of Hope Publishing Company thanking me for granting permission to use several of my hymns as part of the new hymnal for the Communiy of Christ. Along with it, Scott sent me an "author's copy" of the new "Community of Christ Sings". It is a beautiful book, well-thought out, and carefully designed.

I am pleased that four of my hymns are included in the hymnal:

- #237 "God, Renew Us by Your Spirit";
- #316 "O God of Love, Grant Us Your Peace";
- #496 "See What Love We Have Been Given"; and
- #639 "God, Bless Your Church with Strength!"
Luke 6:27-31: All too often we think of the Christian ideal as a moral code. As rules and laws, as a demand placed upon us, as a duty that we have to fulfill. But this is like trying to light an electric lamp without plugging-in the cord. It is like trying to grow oranges without having the branches of the tree, and the roots. Jesus is the source of the power you need to love those who are hard for you to love. Jesus is the root and branch upon which you grow, and in whom you may thrive. This is a Wekivaword.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Deuteronomy 26:1-5 Today, take time to remember who God has been for you, by recalling the great compassion the Lord showed to your ancestors. The Lord is not just a gift giver, but one who bestows such gifts on those oppressed and treated harshly. May He come to you with saving grace and blessings this day. This is a Wekivaword.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Matthew 9:37-38 Jesus’ disciples are called not only to enjoy companionship with Jesus and the comfort and meaning it brings, but also, to work in the “harvest field”. What work are you called to do, for Jesus, today? This is a Wekivaword.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Isaiah 56:7. Isaiah points to a day when the Messiah will be the ruler of all, and as all nations come to Him they will find a place of worship and welcome with Him. Is Jesus the ruler of your heart and mind, your day and your week? This is a Wekivaword.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ephesians 3:1-13: The immeasurable wealth of Christ is waiting. Will you accept it? Will you claim Jesus’ love and grace? Will you welcome the Lord, for the first time, or again and anew, as your Savior, your Master, your Guide, your Love, and your Life? Come, ye blessed of the Father; inherit the kingdom prepared for you. This is a Wekivaword.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Psalm 92:5-15: It’s a funny thing about the Christian life. If you refuse to give anything but your best, you very often get it in return. Thanks be to God! This is a Wekivaword.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus practiced what He preached. Jesus lived what He taught. Jesus preached forgiveness, charity, and love. Jesus went to the greatest extremes to live this new way and to show it to you. Pass it on, today! This is a Wekivaword.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Today is All Saints' Day...

Today is All Saints' Day...

Genesis 6:1-3: Someone might paint a great painting, or compose a wonderful symphony, or write a thought-provoking novel. That someone may be you. Someone might bring his or her family together, or create happy memories for a lonely person, or take time to listen to another’s problems. That someone may be you. What can you do today that will live on, after you have entered the Church triumphant? The possibilities are endless. This is a Wekivaword.