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July 2016

PWTE Daily Devotion

It’s No Use

July 31, 2016

When the mower doesn’t mow. You can listen to today’s devotion by clicking on this SoundCloud link. This is a picture of undeserved grace. I didn’t ask for it but it was given. You see, this field is my responsibility to mow and I have wrestled with an old rider mower for two seasons. It needed a new starter, simple enough. Then it needed a magneto – that’s right, a magneto. I didn’t know that was a thing outside the X-Men…

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PWTE Daily Devotion

It’s a Sign!

Missing the obvious. You can listen to today’s devotion by clicking on this SoundCloud link. We were at a rest stop in Wyoming near the South Dakota border. I was hurrying to wash my hands and get back out to our minivan. We’d had…

July 30, 2016
PWTE Daily Devotion

Welcome—Now Go Away!

Welcoming others with a true heart of love. You can listen to today’s devotion by clicking on this SoundCloud link. Turret is a tiny former mining town approximately twelve miles northeast of Salida, Colorado. While it has a rich history, all that is left of this…

July 29, 2016
PWTE Daily Devotion

The Allurement of Water

Christ is the water that satisfies us in the wilderness. You can listen to today’s devotion by clicking on this SoundCloud link.                                    “O God, you are my…

July 28, 2016
PWTE Daily Devotion

It’s Not Easy Being a Big Brother

We are called to love each other as God loves us. You can listen to today’s devotion by clicking on this SoundCloud link. “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”  1 John 4:11 English Standard Version I can…

July 27, 2016
PWTE Daily Devotion

Wiped Clean

Jesus Christ wipes away the mess we make of our lives. You can listen to today’s devotion by clicking this SoundCloud link. “…and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.”   Luke 11:4 English Standard Version Over…

July 26, 2016
PWTE Daily Devotion

Leaving the 99

Pursuing the lost sheep. You can listen to today’s devotion by clicking on this SoundCloud link. There’s a mountain goat in this photo if you have the patience to look for it. I hate looking for lost things. When I need a tool or…

July 25, 2016
PWTE Daily Devotion

“The Middle Counts the Most”

The Lord’s name is praised no matter how arduous the day. You can listen to today’s devotion by clicking on this SoundCloud link. Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD! Blessed be the name of the LORD…

July 24, 2016
PWTE Daily Devotion

How Can I Keep From Singing?

Drawn into praise. You can listen to today’s devotion by clicking on this SoundCloud link. The musky smell of rain in the breeze as it approaches. The sound of thunder rumbling like a tympani. Peals of lightning across the sky. Storm clouds circling and…

July 23, 2016
Reflection

The Journey of Faith: From Despair to Hope

Faith in God’s word of promise takes us from despair to hope. (Note to the reader: The following blog was recorded as a homily for KFUO radio’s His Time. KFUO is the radio station of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. It will air on August…

July 22, 2016
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