Always the Cross

Always the Cross

unsplash-logoAaron Burden My children, when young, were the typical squirmy kids who found it difficult to sit still in church on Sunday. As with many churches, many well-meaning matriarchs of the church offered unsolicited advice to young families. Noticing my...
Elisha and the ShunamMITE Woman

Elisha and the ShunamMITE Woman

unsplash-logoAaron Burden Read: 2 Kings 4:1–14  God sent many prophets to his people who were separated into two kingdoms, Israel and Judah. Some like Hosea and Elisha preached in the northern kingdom of Israel during the eighth century B C. Hosea was married and had...
The Perfect Lamb

The Perfect Lamb

unsplash-logoDaniel Sandvik Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29) I collect sheep. Not the living, bleating, shearable kind. I collect stuffed sheep. I have herded together a few quite large ones and literally a couple of hundred...
The Family Table

The Family Table

unsplash-logoKevin Schmid Hymn: “Come, Lord Jesus, Be Our Guest” LSB # 776 Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest and let these gifts to us be blest. Amen. Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever (Ps. 106:1b NKJV). Sound familiar? Yes, these...
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

unsplash-logoJon Tyson Driving through the Flathead Valley in western Montana, I noticed that the road signs are bilingual. In Canada, you expect French and English signage. In Los Angeles, you often see Spanish and English on signs. But on this drive, you will find...