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The Gospels: An Eye Witness Report

by emmaus

“When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud and laid […]

Don’t Forget!

by emmaus

I do not know what I would do without my desk calendar. I cannot begin to list or mention what I would forget to do without having it written down on my calendar. Once I hear about a meeting or deadline, I immediately write it on my desk calendar so that I don’t forget. I […]

A Lutheran Look on Lent: Giving Things Up

by emmaus

In the small towns of Island Lake and Wauconda where I grew up, there were not many Lutherans.  Between the two cities there were about 17,000 people, and maybe about 100 Lutherans.  Growing up, it seemed that everyone was Roman Catholic.  Every year when Ash Wednesday would come around, I would hear my Roman Catholic […]

Snow

by emmaus

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, […]

Where Are the Wise Men?

by emmaus

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”-Matthew 2:1-2 In the Kooi […]

Are You Ready for the Coming of Christmas?

by emmaus

With Christmas coming just around the corner, we have lots of preparations to do to make sure that we are ready. We have to stock up on salt, and make sure that our shovel or snow blower is good to go for that first snowfall. We need to make lists of the things that we […]

Trust Not in Princes

by emmaus

Psalm 146: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. 4 When his breath departs, he returns to the […]

Do Not Be Anxious

by emmaus

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather […]

A Mighty Fortress!

by emmaus

Psalm 46 (NRSV) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. There is a river whose streams make […]

Not Necessarily a Compliment!

by emmaus

Psalm 23 (NRSV) The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3 he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are […]