A Prayer for the Weary

A PRAYER FOR THE WEARY Gracious God, at times my life seems to be too much. Too full. Too demanding Too consuming. Everything feels necessary, even important, but weariness creeps across my body and soul like storm clouds gathering in an open sky. As my body is depleted of...

Spiritual Housekeeping

SPIRITUAL HOUSEKEEPING I do not know about you but I don’t like cockroaches.  We had them in a house that we bought in Long Island.  I did not know anything about hiring exterminators so I decided to get rid of them myself.  I bought a sprayer and bought some...

Happy New Year from E-Mail Ministry

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM E-MAIL MINISTRY I hope that all of you had a good Christmas and New Year’s. As I mentioned at the beginning of December, I took some time off to consider the future of this ministry in light of personal and professional issues that have (and...

Special Announcement from doug

Special Announcement from doug   As some of you may have noticed, the number of messages I’ve been sending out from E-Mail Ministry has decreased significantly.   My life, both professionally and personally, has become very complicated and overwhelming. As much as I would like to, I’m just not...

The Benediction

THE BENEDICTION The late The late Richard Halverson was Chaplain of the United States Senate from 1981 through 1994.  Prior to that he had served as a pastor for many years. A friend once asked him, “Dick, what was the most significant thing you did that brought vitality and...