Grow in Grace Notes Devotions

Thank God the Fleeting Privilege Is Still Yours!

It is a sad but very real ability of my sinful nature to turn any task - no matter how gracious a privilege it is - into a grievous burden.   ...

Lord, Grant That I in Ev’ry Place May Glorify Your Lavish Grace!

(This is the chapel devotion for Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary on Monday, March 18, 2019) What will deter you in carrying out ministry? Will it be the frustration of that summer-camp ...

Jesus Redefines Our Best Days!

I’ve only preached on next Sunday’s gospel (Luke 6:17-26) twice in 33 years.  (No doubt shorter Epiphany seasons and 20 years of professor-ing have played into that reality.)  As I ...

Strength for the Calling…His…Ours!

It’s a double-edged connection. The more I see the power for Jesus’ calling of his own baptism by John, the more I will see the power for my calling(s) of ...