Emmaus at Willowdale Connection

This week I find myself engaged in several related activities

November 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, This week I find myself engaged in several related activities. To mention two at a time: I am preparing to preach on the healing of the nations (Revelation 22:2) while also packing for

Would you welcome some hope today?

November 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Would you welcome some hope today? How about some perseverance and encouragement? Perhaps you could read Psalm 69 in communion with Jesus. Psalm 69 begins with an urgent cry for help: “Save me,

“There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.”

October 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, “There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.” He is also a boy Jesus can transform into a mediator of grace to undeserving sinners. Perhaps you recognize the

For the Apostle Paul, the power of God looks like Jesus’ resurrection. (Romans 1:4)

October 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, For the Apostle Paul, the power of God looks like Jesus’ resurrection. (Romans 1:4) It also looks like Jesus dying on the cross. (1st Corinthians 1:18) For the power of God to appear

Lord, help me

October 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, At our Pizza and Catechism gathering tonight, I will teach children and youth at Willowdale to hallow the name of our Father in heaven. I will teach them to know God truly. Lord,

Once during a troubled time in my life, I had to attend a gathering

October 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Once during a troubled time in my life, I had to attend a gathering. With my mind so jangled, I did not even consider what to expect. And then the Lord surprised me

Jesus created the universe. (John 1) Jesus died to save the world.

September 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Jesus created the universe. (John 1) Jesus died to save the world. (John 12) Jesus shares such majesty with his Father that he could overwhelm us with dread. (Revelation 1) And yet, as

According to Jesus, our Father in heaven knows everything you need before you ask

September 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, According to Jesus, our Father in heaven knows everything you need before you ask. (Matthew 6:8) And as you read this, our Lord Jesus gives exactly the help you need by giving you

Jesus knows you have troubles today

September 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Jesus knows you have troubles today, and Jesus wants to come to you in your troubles in order to share with you his glory. So he asks you to trust him, and he

Have you connected what most fascinates you with Christ our Lord?

September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Have you connected what most fascinates you with Christ our Lord? To make that connection opens you to the rewards of discipleship. To share that connection enables you to embody God’s peace for