Entries by Peter Schwich

Monday, October 19, 2020

“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” —John 8:36 In 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt laid out four essential freedoms that he argued should be universal: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. No doubt we all agree that these are important goals. And no […]

Friday, October 16, 2020

Today’s reflection is written by Deacon Karen Katamay. “He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” —Psalm 121:4 Are you a worrier? I tend to be. Even though Jesus reminded us not to worry (“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life …” [Matthew 6:25]), I find it difficult sometimes not to […]

Monday, October 12, 2020

“And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” —John 17:3 I’ll be honest: There are times, especially late at night when I’m having trouble sleeping, and I start thinking about death, about loved ones who I’ve lost, about loved ones who are […]

Friday, October 9, 2020

Today’s reflection is written by Deacon Karen Katamay. “I said, ‘I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God.’” —Isaiah 49:4 As a Lutheran, I know that I am saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ […]

Monday, October 5, 2020

“Therefore we must pay greater attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.” —Hebrews 2:1 We all experience important things slipping our minds. Sometimes I’ll have an event on my calendar that semi-surprises me every time I see it on the screen. Or I’ll put a new proof […]

Friday, October 2, 2020

Today’s reflection is written by Deacon Karen Katamay. “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.” —Mark 2:17 When I first think of being sick and needing healing, I think in terms of physical healing, which Christ did […]

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Today’s reflection is written by Joe Duea. “Blessed is anyone who endures temptation. Such a one has stood the test and will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” —James 1:12 It’s important to point out here that these words were written by James the brother of Jesus! […]

Monday, September 28, 2020

“Philip found Nathanael and told him, ‘We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.’  ‘Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?’ Nathanael asked. ‘Come and see,’ said Philip.” —John 1:45-46 These two little verses capture the fascinating scandal of […]

Friday, September 25, 2020

Today’s post is written by Deacon Karen Katamay. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom.” —Colossians 3:16 What a wonderful concept, letting the word of Christ dwell in you richly! I love that thought! I also know that when I don’t do this, I find myself […]

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Today’s reflection is written by Jade Schwich. He will swallow up death forever. —Isaiah 25:7 Jesus’ earthly ministry brought the Kingdom of God to us. Jesus showed us this Kingdom through the ways in which He healed and loved and forgave those with whom He interacted. And through His death and resurrection Jesus demonstrated God’s […]