We Are Truly Marvels to Behold

"Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus." Acts 4:13 "God created the world out of nothing, and so long as we are nothing, He can make something out of us."   --Martin … Continue reading We Are Truly Marvels to Behold

Luther and His Salvation

"If ever a monk could get to heaven through monastic discipline, I was that monk. And yet my conscience would not give me certainty, but I always doubted and said, 'You didn't do that right. You weren't contrite enough. You left that out of your confession.' The more I tried to remedy an uncertain, weak, … Continue reading Luther and His Salvation

Living Tethered to the Cross

St. Francis of  Assisi once wrote, "The devil never rejoices more than when he robs a servant of God of the peace of God." Sometimes I think I've made the devil dance far too many times. I confess that peace has never been real high on my list. Love, joy, kindness and even goodness are clear … Continue reading Living Tethered to the Cross

Always Like Little Children [Always]

   "About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?” 2 Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. 3 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into … Continue reading Always Like Little Children [Always]