The Trial of God has been one of my favorite works of literature since I was required to read it in a college class titled
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the church,
The preacher stepped up to the pulpit, her perch.
The hymns and the candles were chosen with care,
In hopes that God’s Spirit would soon show up there.
Whether we grieve the loss of a loved one, or of our pastor, or of the state of the world, we desperately need hope.
Thankfully, our faith is full of it!
There are no prerequisite classes for walking into Wisdom’s house.
You don’t have to know certain things about God, understand anything about church history, or have verses of the Bible memorized.
To imitate God is to be part of a community. These instructions aren’t about a private personal piety. They teach us how to behave in relationship with others.
O Lord, open my lips, that my mouth may declare your praise. Amen. The people of Israel have a poor memory. In today’s first reading,
Gracious God, you anticipate our needs and fill them before we ask. Help us recognize your work in our lives, and show your love to
God bless the reading, the hearing, the singing, and the preaching of the Word today. Amen. Let me tell you a story. One hundred and
Kids are great. You know? They’re cute, they’re energetic… and they say the darndest things! Kids don’t usually have a filter on what they say.
Lord God, we turn our eyes to you. Take away our stubbornness, show us your mercy, and open our hearts to receive your Wisdom. In