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Watching Daily at My Gates

April 1 Read I Samuel 2:1-10 We are here called to humility to remember that the Lord makes rich the poor. He alone can raise us up from the dunghills of our sins to make us princes. The Lord controls our joyful moments and our lowly times. He is God alone—our rock. He will keep […]

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The Unexpected Guest

The aging farmer, Hank Willems, left the barn door open as he walked out. He had just finished the chores for the day clearing the sheep pens and was putting the tools away. It was only five o’clock but the dark low hanging clouds meant Hank had to turn the light on as he swept […]

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Temperance (10)

“Jason! Time to come inside!” called Mother from the doorway. With plastic sword in hand, Jason ran breathlessly from behind the house and met his mother at the door. “Wow, that was fast!” she exclaimed. “What were you doing?” “I’ve conquered the city of Gaza and am on my way to fight some more Philistines. […]

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Friends

Friends are an important part of every teenager’s life. All teenagers have a group of friends they hang around with. However, being a true friend is not only having a few good friends you have fun with, it also involves people you don’t always hang around with, those who aren’t in your particular circle of […]

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On Calvary

Come with me to Calvary To see the Suffering One. Jesus Christ, God’s Son. His pain and anguish, so intense; Alone He bears God’s wrath; Forsaken, though He’s done no wrong, He walks God’s chosen path.  It is for you and me He hangs In utmost agony Atoning with each drop of blood, From sin […]

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A Bride Prepared through Discipline

“The marks, by which the true Church is known, are these: if the pure doctrine of the gospel is preached therein: if she maintains the pure administration of the sacraments as instituted by Christ: if church discipline is exercised in punishing of sin: in short, if all things are managed according to the pure Word […]

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Respect: A Letter Sorely Missed When Absent

This is a most unusual paragraph. How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so ordinary you’d think nothing was wrong with it—and in fact, nothing is wrong with it. It is unusual though. Why? Study it, think about it, and you may find out. Try to do it […]

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