Proper 22(27) Year C

Jeremiah’s Calling to Work (Jeremiah 1)
Bible Commentary

As we have seen, God prepared Jeremiah from before his birth for the work of a prophet (Jer. 1:5) and, at the right...

Oh, No!
Daily Reflection

Oh, no! She sits alone, the city that was once full of people. Once great among nations, she has become like a widow....

Why Would God Make Our Lives Hard?
Daily Reflection

Her adversaries have become rulers; her enemies relax. Certainly the LORD caused her grief because of her many wrong...

Best of Daily Reflections: The Wild Ride of Faith
Daily Reflection

The memory of my suffering and homelessness is bitterness and poison. I can’t help but remember and am depressed....

Encountering Jesus in Our Suffering
Daily Reflection

The memory of my suffering and homelessness is bitterness and poison. I can’t help but remember and am depressed. I...

If I’m Suffering, Is God Punishing Me?
Daily Reflection

A young man named Don came to see me for pastoral counseling. As he shared his story, I could sense that he was deeply...

How Can I Trust in God’s Faithfulness When I’m Suffering?
Daily Reflection

In yesterday’s reflection on Lamentations 3, I asked, “What enables us to keep on trusting in God’s faithful love...

Best of Daily Reflections: Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Daily Reflection

The memory of my suffering and homelessness is bitterness and poison. I can’t help but remember and am depressed. I...

The Verse in Scripture that Makes Us Most Uncomfortable
Daily Reflection

Psalm 137:9 is one of those verses in Scripture that shocks us. How can such a verse be in God's Word? How can any part...

Best of Daily Reflections: Real Simple
Daily Reflection

Are you familiar with the magazine called Real Simple? 

Your Heart’s Desires
Daily Reflection

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.Psalm 37:4Psalm 37:4 is one of those verses...

Cultures Can Persist for Generations (2 Timothy 1:1–2:13; 3:10–17)
Bible Commentary

One of the striking features of 2 Timothy is the theme of generational faithfulness. Toward the beginning of the letter...

Best of Daily Reflections: You Don’t Need More Faith
Daily Reflection

The apostles said to the Lord, “Show us how to increase our faith.” The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as...