Hopes and Dreams

“Let the Vineyards Be Fruitful”Let the vineyards be fruitful Lord, and fill to the brim our cup of blessing. Gather a harvest from the seeds that were sown, that we may be fed with the bread of life. Gather the hopes and dreams of all; unite them with the prayers we...

Our Place in Creation

Psalm 104:12-23By the streams the birds of the air have their habitation; they sing among the branches. From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. You cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for people...

A Basket Full of Potential

This is my fifth fall with Prince of Peace and the fifth time this community has inspired me by its generous response to our annual giving campaign. Maintaining financial health is perhaps one of the greatest challenges for communities of faith in this...

Robbery, Wrongdoing, and Doing Right

Anne, my wife, drives a Toyota Prius that has a unique design flaw.  Though we’ve been driving this car since 2007, we didn’t learn about this flaw until much more recently.  Here’s the flaw: the catalytic converter, an integral part attached to its exhaust...

It Gets Better

This Sunday our text is Isaiah 61:1-11. Take some time today to read it on your own. Read it through once and just notice what words or phrases jump out at you. What is God saying to you in those words or images? Where is there comfort or challenge? Where do you feel...

Wonder

“For the Fruit of All Creation” ELW 679, verse 3For the harvests of the Spirit,thanks be to God.For the good we all inherit,thanks be to God.For the wonders that astound us,for the truths that still confound us,most of all, that love has found us,thanks be to God....