Tuesday, February 28, 2006

February 28th People Reflection

Tuesday 2/28/2006

Matthew 8.1-13-Hew took our illnesses, He carried our diseases.

Exodus 39-40-the Cloud of GOD was over The Dwelling during the day and the fire was in it at night…

Proverbs 18-You may have to draw straws when faced with a tough decision.

2 Esdras 1.4-23-What more can I do for you? Says the Lord.

Psalm 51.1-18-The way to please you is to feel sorrow deep in our hearts.

Ecclesiastes 7.1-10-Harsh correction is better than the songs of a fool.

Psalm 22-People not yet born will be told, "The Lords has saved us!"

"I’ll be home after noon!"- Sarah getting out of the hospital. All of us feeling good about that. A little anxious about next steps- but all feeling good. Then I think of how Jesus takes on our illnesses – how he carries our diseases- all of us- everyone – everywhere- to the point that people not even born yet will be told the Jesus saved us! – What more can I do for you?—but that was God speaking to me- not me speaking to God- God loves us so much he does all he can for us- and saves us- and the way I can please him is to understand the depth of my sin- and to understand and rejoice in the depth of his joy in salvation from my sin- deep in my heart from deep within God’s heart- a joy beyond belief- a joy that fills the universe- and yea- in that joy – sometimes I feel that love that is correction- but I still can rejoice in the love that is behind that correction that God gives to me- that correction that allows me to return with joy and thanksgiving all God has done for me- and in the tough decisions of life- I can have faith and trust – even in chance- that even through the chance of drawing straws- God can make it all come out just fine – "I’ll be home after noon!" – And it was after noon one day that Jesus brought all of us home. – Thanks be to God!

Prayer- Lord, I’ll see you after lunchtime today – and we’ll throw a party. -- Amen

Monday, February 27, 2006

February 27th People Reflection

Monday 2/27/2006

Matthew 7-Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them.

Exodus 37-38-The angels had outstretched wings and appeared to hover over the Atonement-Cover, facing one another but looking down on the Atonement-Cover.

Proverbs 17-The one who knows much says little, an understanding person remains calm.

Joel 2.1-2, 12-17-You can still return to me with all your heart.

Romans 8.1-39-Everyone who is ruled by the Holy Spirit thinks about spiritual things.

Psalm 70-Save me LORD God! Hurry and help.

"They need to move that pitch along."- Giving a pitch-information- needs to be quick- hold the discussion till the end- don’t waste time and get through it- Sometimes I need to think of others- what would they want- stop and answer questions or move it along- and then do it- don’t just talk about action- do some action. Angels are action beings- protecting us all life long- actions taken- messenger of God- and if I know what I’m doing – I won’t need many words- actions will display God working in and through me- the Holy Spirit will take over and lead and guide me in Action. And what do I do in prayer- I come to God begging for helpful action- Hurry and help. And in my hurry – I hurry to return to God with all my heart. "They need to move that pitch along."—Yea- and I am called to action for a God that has given me life and salvation.

Prayer- Lord, lead me in action for you this day. -- Amen

Sunday, February 26, 2006

February 26th People Reflection

Sunday 2/26/2006

Matthew 6.19-34-What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving.

Exodus 35-36-He’s gifted them with the know-how needed…

Proverbs 16-We plan the way we want to live, but only GOD makes us able to live it.

2 Esdras 1.1-3-The book of the prophet Ezra…son of….

Mark 9.2-9-They went up on a high mountain, where they could be alone.

Luke 9.28-36-"This is my chosen Son. Listen to what he says!"

Psalm 148-All creation, come praise the name of the LORD.

"Don’t date it." – A note I needed to write- without a date- a note that should have been written a few weeks back but was overlooked- it is documentation- to be filed- to be put away- nothing wrong just documentation- I don’t think God cares too much about dates either- I think God exists beyond all dates- above and beyond all time- God is in time and beyond time- that’s one reason I guess he wants me to relax- to not get so preoccupied with taking care of myself- with getting things- God knows that I will have all I need- and if I can get this through my mind I will realize that in this I am free to respond to what God has given me already- life- love- and salvation- and all at a great price- in the building of the tabernacle- God gave the people all the skills they needed- when they needed them- he will surely do the same for me- I must only respond to what he has given me- work for him in his kingdom with the gifts he freely gives- sure I need to do some planning- but it is God that gives me the life- the life to respond in joy and thanksgiving to what he first gave me- God gives- throughout all time- God gives and opens my eyes – on the mountain tops he gives me his Spirit- he sends me to the valley of life with faith and hope and love and trust- and in all his giving – how can I help but to respond with all creation in praise of his name. "Don’t date it." – Thanks be to God that he didn’t date salvation to just a few people way back when but moves salvation and life beyond all time.

Prayer- God-you are timeless- and give all life- along with all creation I give you all the praise, honor and glory! Thanks be to God! -- Amen

Saturday, February 25, 2006

February 25th People Reflection


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Saturday 2/25/2006Matthew 6.1-18-Reveal who you are.

Exodus 33-34-If I am so special to you, let me in on your plans.---God said, "My presence will go with you. I’ll see the journey to the end."

Proverbs 15-he loves those who run straight for the finish line.

2 Corinthians 4.3-6-Our message is the Jesus Christ is Lord.

Isaiah 41.8-16-don’t be afraid, I am with you.

Psalm 73-and you hold my right hand.

"We’ll do a teleconference call and get on Sametime for the pitches."- A way for two groups to get together that are miles apart with telephones and computers. Sometimes I feel miles apart from God. I want God to reveal himself to me. I want to know what the plan is and how I’m supposed to take part in the plan. But the one thing that God tells me over and over- even if I don’t know the plan or understand life is that he will be with me. No matter what- in the good times and especially in the bad times. God is with me. And Jesus knows how to deal with the bad times. Look at his life- look what he gave to me – in and through his bad times he caused eternal good for all people. A good that releases me to run straight for the finish line. Running already victorious before I even reach the finish line. Because Jesus won the race for me. But now I still run- I run with a message of love and joy in my heart for all God has done for me. I run unafraid of anything that can happen – knowing that as I run God is hold my right hand all along the way. "We’ll do a teleconference call and get on Sametime for the pitches." – I know we are together through it all.

Prayer- Lord, thanks for your presence in my life. -- Amen

Friday, February 24, 2006

February 24th People Reflection

Friday 2/24/2006

Matthew 5.21-48-Let’s not pretend this is easier that it really is.

Exodus 30-32-And GOD did think twice.

Proverbs 14-Hard work always pays off; mere talk puts no bread on the table.

Acts 1.15-26-So we need someone else to help us tell others that Jesus has been raised from death.

2 Corinthians 12.7-10-My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.

Psalm 37.1-9-Do what the LORD wants, and he will give you your heart’s desire.

"You need to listen with a third ear."- Advice on how to listen to others. Reminds me of Jesus advice. That sometimes things aren’t as easy as what we think. And don’t pretend about it. Face up to it. Even God thinks twice. He was ready to eliminate his Chosen People when sin entered their hearts and the worshipped the golden calf. But Moses asked God to think twice about it. And thanks be to God he did. But the moments after that were hard work for all involved. The people had to face up to it. They had to change. So it makes me wonder – is that what God means when he says to do what he wants and he will give you your heart’s desire. And that desire is given to me also. God’s kindness is all I need. And when I am weak- God is strong- So I can lay all my hope, trust and faith in God- especially when I’m weak – lay all that out and just plain ol work hard in return. Work hard not to earn God’s trust – but work hard because – of what God has done for me already. I’m free to let it all go. "You need to listen with a third ear." – Ok- I’ll listen and change will be easy.

Prayer- Lord, change me today and give me that third ear to hear your call and guidance. -- Amen

Thursday, February 23, 2006

February 23rd People Reflection

Thursday 2/23/2006

Matthew 5.1-20-You’re blessed when you are at the tend of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.

Exodus 28-29-I’ll move in and live with the Israelites. I’ll be their God.

Proverbs 13-a plain and simple life is a full life

2 Kings 2.1-12-Elijah and Elisha were walking along and talking, when suddenly there appeared between them a flaming chariot pulled by fiery horses.

Mark 4.35-41-Suddenly a windstorm struck the lake, Waves stared splashing into the boat, and it was about to sink. Jesus was in the back of the boat with his head on a pillow, and he was asleep.

Psalm 30-You have turned my sorrow into joyful dancing.

"Are you ready to go up now? We have to leave in a couple of minutes."- Huh?- I didn’t even know what this guy was talking about- was my time up or something?- At least I was going up! – well – it was really about a meeting that wasn’t on my schedule- a meeting I didn’t know about- And right at the time he asked this question- I felt as though I was at the end of my rope- and then I realized that when I’m at the end of my rope- other things can take priority- God is like that- when you think you’re done with it all- can’t do any more- when you think the situation is hopeless- you have no choice but to turn to God- and then- God tells me- hey dummy! – I’ve been here all along- what took you so long to realize it?- why do you always try to fix everything on your own?- you know there are some things that you need me for- and then when I’m most humble- it seems – God moves right in and lives with me – God is my God- and life is lived simple and in order just as I should have always- so with my friend at work- wondering if we were going "up"- I wonder if God would have sent a flaming chariot- I hope God would take me- but maybe God would take him instead—Jesus knew how to deal with life issues- he had so much faith that the storm could be calmed that he was sleeping in the boat- he knows that sorrow can and will turn into joyful dancing. "Are you ready to go up now? We have to leave in a couple of minutes." – I’m ready! Let’s go!

Prayer- Lord, come and come quickly I pray- I’m ready. -- Amen

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

February 22nd People Reflection

Wednesday 2/22/2006

Matthew 4-It takes more than bread to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God’s mouth.

Exodus 25-27-Arrange the lamps so they throw their light out in front.

Proverbs 12-A good person survives misfortune

Psalm 50.1-6-Our God approaches, but not silently

Matthew 15.21-28-Dear woman, you really do have a lot of faith, and you will be given what you want.

Psalm 116-You are kind, LORD, so good and merciful.

"We need some space to move things around."- We are moving out of a spot at work- but to move out – you need space to organize- a set down area of sorts- to make space you need space – with Jesus – he tells the devil that it takes more than bread to stay alive- it takes a steady stream of God’s words- today I need to hear a steady stream of his Word- of Jesus the Word- in and through scripture and however God chooses to speak this day- and in that stream of Word- God’s light shines out in front- just like the lamps in the temple- I need to let Jesus light shine out of my temple- my body- the body God gave to shine his light through in my world this day- I also need to look and listen for God’s Word each day- a Word that will not approach silently- a Word that will make itself known- in various ways- through others and through the written word- I can hear God’s Word- and in hearing and seeing this Word day after day- God gives and builds faith, trust and hope- God is so merciful and loving in his Word—"We need some space to move things around." – and yea- I need some space and time to seek and listen to the Word.

Prayer-Open your Word to me today Lord and let me hear and see and do. -- Amen

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

February 21st People Reflection

Tuesday 2/21/2006

Matthew 3-The main character in this drama… will ignite the kingdom life within you, a fire within you, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you from the inside out.

Exodus 24-He got up early in the morning and built an Altar at the foot of the mountain…

Proverbs 11-a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree

Isaiah 66.1-2-The people I treasure the most are the humble

Exodus 20.1-20-I demand all you love

Psalm 48-The LORD God is wonderful!

"I’ve been praying about this." – Yea- we pray every day- we listen for the voice of God- and through the waters of baptism Jesus will ignite a life within me- a fire- the Holy Spirit changing me from the inside out- yea- prayer- that listening- that plea- that complaint- that cry for help- that cry of anguish- that gentle conversation – that time to build the Altar in the morning at the base of a mountain of a day- and from that prayer- throughout the day- God shapes us- God molds us into what he wants – working on us- sometimes the work he does hurts for a while- but I know- that from that morning prayer forward- God treasures me most when I’m humble- God demands all my love and moves me through the day- and at the end of the day- I can pray once again- I can confess my failures- I can see God active in me- in others- in the world he placed me and I can see how God was active through me at times- and I can see how God is wonderful! – and his blessings are overwhelming- yea- even in the pain- even in the sorrow- even in the suffering- God comes right through- even in the suffering-death-resurrection and glory of Jesus my Savior- "I’ve been praying about this."- and here I am once again.

Prayer- Lord, here my prayer- even when I have no words to say----I’m listening --- Amen

Monday, February 20, 2006

February 20th People Reflection

Monday 2/20/2006

Matthew 2-Where can we pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews?

Exodus 22-23-Now get yourselves ready…

Proverbs 10-GOD is solid backing to a well-lived life…

1 Esdras 9.37-55-And they came together.

Psalm 56-I trust you and am not afraid…

Matthew 26.57-67-Tell us, are you the Messiah, the Son of God?

Psalm 35.1-3, 11-18-And when your people meet, I will praise you and thank you, Lord, in front of them all.

"We got some free bread!" –A comment out of the blue- the conversation was of something else- but this statement just had to be made. And it’s true on many levels. Yea- We got some free bread – and a little wine too. The Wise men visited the Savior paying homage to the King of the Jews- the King of Lives- the King of my life- and saw some free bread- a bread to prepare me for a journey in life- just like the Israelites ate bread and took off on a journey that would change people forever- Now get ready for that journey- and always know that God is there with me—and then they came together once again- the Chosen People then in exile – got back together and worshiped once again a God who is always faithful- and God that takes away fear and can always be trusted - the Son of God – my Messiah—how can I help from meeting together and praising God in front of anyone. "We got some free bread!" – Thanks be to God!

Prayer-Lord, thank you for the sustenance of that Bread! -- Amen

Sunday, February 19, 2006

February 19th People Reflection

Sunday 2/19/2006
Matthew 1-While he was trying to figure a way out he had a dream.
Exodus 20-21-Don?t be afraid, God has come to test you and instill a
deep and reverent awe within you so that you won?t sin.
Proverbs 9-Are you confused about life, don?t know what?s going on?
1 Esdras 8.68-9.36-Even in our bondage we were not forsaken by our LORD
Mark 2.1-12-So they made a hole in the roof above him and let the man
down in front of everyone.
Ecclesiastes 4.1-12-If you fall your friend can help you up.
Psalm 133-It is like the dew from Mount Hermon?

?You work the day shift and I?ll work the night shift.? ? A couple of
men talking about a job counting money. We were in a waiting room. I
was sitting with a family of people and couldn?t help but to listen to
the conversation. They really didn?t mean what they said- just were
talking about dream jobs that sounded easy and fun. A job counting
money for someone who had it made. God speaks to people through dreams
sometimes. When Joseph was trying to figure out what to do with a
pregnant Mary- God spoke to him in a dream. Sometimes I feel tested by
God and God is working on me- showing me a better way- maybe even
speaking to me in dreams- but it?s a good training. Like when the
football coach would give me ?hell??it?s because he cares- wants me to
improve- has not given up on me- and yea- sometimes I get confused
about life- but I must watch who I listen to at those times- it?s real
easy to listen to the wrong person ? or even sometimes to listen to
myself- I must carefully listen for the voice of God- in dreams- in
other people- in nature- in all sorts of way- but try to discern God?s
word from the worlds word- listen for God?s Word- and when I hear the
Word- I can rest assured that I can even lower my family or friends
right through the roof ? right in front of Jesus ? the Word- and Jesus
will heal them and me both together- and then there are friends that
are willing to lower me into Jesus presence ? and those friends are
like the dew from Mount Hermon- that sweet dew from heaven- that
miracle of providence from God--- ?You work the day shift and I?ll
work the night shift.? ? What ever the plan- whatever the dream- I?ll
be glad to work ? for and with friends.

Prayer- Lord, thank you for the opportunity to be a friend ? to be the
one who cuts the hole in the roof and lowers another into your
presence- and thanks for you healing touch in our lives- and thanks
for friends who are willing to lower me in when I need it- who are
willing to pick me up when I need it- for you are a gracious and
loving God who provides for all I need. -- Amen

Saturday, February 18, 2006

February 18th People Reflection

Saturday 2/18/2006

Hebrews 13-So let?s go outside where Jesus is, where the action is?not
trying to be privileged insiders, but taking our share in the abuse of

Exodus 18-19-You can?t do this alone. Now listen to me. Let me tell
you how to do this so that God will be in this with you.

Proverbs 8-I was there.

1 Esdras 8.1-67-I was encouraged by the help of the LORD my God?

2 Corinthians 1.18-22-The message about the cross.is God?s power at

Luke 17.1-10-When you have done all you should, then say, "We are
merely servants, and we have simply done our duty."

Psalm 44-Oh God, our ancestors told us what wonders you worked and we
listened carefully.

"I moved here from Canada."- A man at the hospital, revealing some of
his background. A man being open to us. Jesus opened himself to
humanity. Exposing all he had to us to save me. Jesus invites me
outside ? where the action is- he wants me to go into the world and
take the message of the cross to those outside my doors. Jesus in a
sense is asking me out to play in his kingdom and in his world. A
world where he wants to save all people. In fact he has saved all
people- but will they accept that salvation? ? will they believe in
what Jesus has done for them?- Jesus does all of this- he also
encourages me along the way- when I think I?m down and out- I can
always know that Jesus is with me- I can know that I can?t do this
alone- and I will listen to those God places in my life to give me
advice and direction and carefully listen to and for the voice of God-
I know I?m a servant of God- I?m ready to play in his world and give
all the credit to a loving and gracious God and tell all of the
wonders that God works. Listen carefully --- "I moved here from
Canada." ? Open up what God has blessed me with to others and go into
the world this day where Jesus is- where the action is.

Prayer-Lord, I give you thanks for the times you give me to serve you
outside where you are. -- Amen

Friday, February 17, 2006

February 16th and 17th People Reflections

Thursday 2/16/2006
Hebrews 11.22-40-God had a better plan for us: that their faith and
our faith would come together to make one completed whole, their lives
of faith not complete apart from ours.
Exodus 15-GOD is my strength, GOD is my song, and, yes! GOD is my
Proverbs 6.1-7.5-good teaching is a light
1 Esdras 5.66-73-We will build with you.
Psalm 41-you will always be close to my side
John 14.23-31-But the Holy Spirit will come and help you
Psalm 86-With all my heart I thank you.

?I want someone to be with me now.? ? Sometimes we need some help- we
need someone to aid in guidance- sometimes we just need to be with
someone- God knows this- God unites us with others who have faith-
their faith and our faith come together to make on completed whole- we
can?t be apart from one another- and it?s in this faith that we see a
God who is strong and a God who saves us- a God that puts a song in us
and gives us teaching and light- a God that builds us- with the help
of others of faith- friends and family and those loving people God has
placed in my life- God builds through these people and God is always
close by my side- in and through people of faith. It?s so comforting
to know that God loves me so much that he gives me others and sends
his Holy Spirit to come and help me. With all my heart I will give
thanks to God. ?I want someone to be with me now.? ? And thanks be to
God for all those people he has given to me to work his loving power

Prayer- Lord, thank you for sending your Spirit- and thank you for
your love and the love of the faithful you have placed in my life. --

Friday 2/17/2006
Hebrews 12-The trouble you?re in isn?t punishment; it?s training, the
normal experience of children.
Exodus 16-17-That evening quail flew in and covered the camp and in
the morning there was a layer of dew all over the camp. When the layer
of dew had lifted, there on the wilderness ground was a fine flaky
something, fine as frost on the ground?And it tasted like a cracker
with honey.
Proverbs 7.6-27-So friends, listen to me.
1 Esdras 6.1-7.15-We are the servants of the LORD who created the
heaven and the earth.
Isaiah 43.18-25-Don?t think about the past. I am creating something
Isaiah 38.1-22-It was for my own good that I had such hard times.
Psalm 146-Shout praises to the LORD!

?Do you want this in a bag??-A clerk at Walmart in Hickory ? Sometimes
I want to put the trouble I?m in ? in a bag- put it away- but I can?t ?
God exposes my troubles and lays them right out in the open- no bag
for this- and then he sends miracles to help me in my troubles-
miracles in doctors, friends, and in his Holy Spirit- just like he
sent the sweet dew drops of manna to his Chosen People- God has sent
me sweet dew drops of love to sustain me in rough times- in troubles
times- crackers with honey- and through God?s miracles- I listen- I
listen for direction ? I listen for when and when not to take action-
I listen as his servant- waiting on something new- those times of
trouble aren?t punishment- but are ? in the end ? some good things-
things that will be for my own good- and yea- in the end it will all
cause me to shout praises to God??Do you want this in a bag?? ? Naw-
leave it right out in the open- God will show me how to get through
this one too.

Prayer- Lord, let me see you ? let me hear you- let me serve you ?
right out here in the open. ? Amen

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

February 15th People Reflection

Wednesday 2/15/2006

Hebrews 11.1-21-By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word…

Exodus 13-14-Stand firm and watch GOD do his work of salvation for you today.

Proverbs 5-listen very closely to the way I see it

1 Esdras 5.47-65-pressing forward the work of the house of God with a single purpose.

Genesis 31.25-50-This pile of rocks means that the LORD will watch us both while we are apart from each other.

Matthew 24.1-14-Not one stone will be left in place.

Psalm 142-You are my place of safety.

"Is that something we can do right now?" – A question by the Leader at the Erie Locomotive Plant. Some things we can do right away- no planning require. Other things require planning an money to be spent up front. You have to believe enough in the idea to take a chance and spend some money first. And that’s where faith comes in. By faith I can see a different world- by faith I can watch God work his salvation story today and every day in my life and the lives of others. By faith I can pause and listen carefully- go forward into unknown lands- do things that I normally would never do- By faith I work in God’s kingdom with a single purpose – by faith I praise a God calling me to love others in this world- by faith I mark his promises with stone and see God’s action go way beyond stone and into my very being. By faith I place all my safety in God. "Is that something you can do right now?" – Sure-that’s the easy stuff- but I want the stuff that takes faith.

Prayer-Lord, I place on my faith and trust and hope in you. Call me-lead me-guide me this day. -- Amen

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

February 14th People Reflection

Tuesday 2/14/2006
Hebrews 10.19-39-It won?t be long now, he?s on the way; he?ll show up
most any minute.
Exodus 11-12-The blood will serve as a sign on the houses where you
live. When I see the blood, I will pass over you?
Proverbs 4-Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow
Genesis 31.1-24-Now be on your way, get out of this place?
John 15.9-17-This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you.
This is the very best way to love.
Psalm 117-His love has taken over our lives

?This is where we roll and rotate the engine.?- Watching how they use
a crane to lift a huge Train engine ? roll it over upside down and set
it on a pad. With the whole thing upside down ? workers can easily
install all the parts that are on the bottom of the Train. It seems
God is like that too. Does things so different from how I would
expect. Maybe even upside down- he sure rolls me over a few times-
makes it easier for him to work on me I guess. Cause the sacrifice for
my sins should be my own blood. But instead ? God gave his own Son?s
blood for my sins- and wiped it on the door of my heart and saved me
from a sure death. Now that?s upside down! God?s love gives me hope-
God?s love makes me love others as he loved me- God?s love takes over
my life causing me to focus in wonder and amazement on Jesus. ?This is
where we roll and rotate the engine.? I?m sure glad God decided to
roll and rotate me in his love.

Prayer-Lord, teach me to love as you have loved me. Send me to love
those in this world I meet this day with your love. -- Amen

Monday, February 13, 2006

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Monday 2/13/2006
Hebrews 9.23-10.18-I?m writing out the plan in them, carving it on the
lining of their hearts.
Exodus 9-10-But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and hail and thunder
had stopped, he kept right on sinning, stubborn as ever?
Proverbs 3-Never walk away from someone who deserves help, your hand
is God?s hand for that person.
Genesis 30.1-24-And then GOD remembered Rachel. God listened to her?
Isaiah 35.1-7-God is here, right here, on his way to put things right?
Psalm 42-I want to drink God, deep draughts of God.

?I need someone with some maintenance background. Bill will you move
to the Powerhouse team to audit?? ?Asked to change teams for a utility
audit of GE?s Choo-Choo plant in Erie PA. I was glad to change teams
and honored to be asked. God has a plan in place for me too. He asks
me to tasks that I don?t have any idea what they are all about. But I
know he has a plan. And his plan is so grand that he carves it on my
heart. I can see in Exodus parts of God?s loving care for his Chosen
People in his plan with Pharaoh. God will show his power and glory.
And God continues his plan with the gift of his Son Jesus Christ- and
man who never walked away from someone who deserves help- Jesus came
and helped all of us?Yea- God remembers his children day after day-
listens to them- hears our pleas- mine and Rachel?s too- God is here
with me now- at the beginning of the day- helping put things right?how
much more do I want to drink God ? day after day- in big huge gulps ?
?I need somenone with some maintenance background. Bill will you move
to the Powerhouse team to audit.? ? Sure! I love the Powerhouse!

Prayer-Lord, lead and guide me in your plan today- I?m willing and
ready. -- Amen

Sunday, February 12, 2006

February 12th People Reflection

Sunday 2/12/2006

Hebrews 9.1-22-Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all those dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable, so that we can live all out for God.

Exodus 6.28-8.32-The magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is God’s doing."

Proverbs 2-keep your feet on the tried and true paths

1 Esdras 5.7-46-These are the Judeans who come up out of their sojourn in exile..

Mark 1.40-45-You have the power to make me well, if only you wanted to.

Luke 15.1-7-This man is friendly with sinners.

Psalm 23-You lead me to streams of peaceful water, and you refresh my life.

"Sometimes you have to have enough faith to just keep working at it."- A comment at the Men’s Ministry meeting- about cracking a nut—a rusted nut on a bolt. Using a chisel and hammer and the fear of hitting your knuckles on a miss- you have to hit that chisel full force. Jesus took on the hard work for my sin- he took on the faith – and shows the way—it’s convincing and overwhelming to see even a hint of what God has done for me- "This is God’s doing."—yea—focusing on the head of that chisel and giving it all- keeping my feet on the tried and true paths- returning to where I should always be- the power- the force of the swing is with Jesus- trusting in the force- trusting in the direction- for all people- even the sinners- and in the end – God leads to the water and refreshes my life with his salvation. – "Sometimes you have to have enough faith to just keep working at it."- I’ll keep with you and working for you.

Prayer- Lord—as I work at it- accept my work as a joyful response to the victory you have already won. -- Amen

RE: February 10th People Reflection

Gee. I'm glad to see i was featured in another reflection- DAD!!! >:-[
How annoying!

Just kidding.


And Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; every one who hears will
laugh over me."

Genesis 21:6

>From: "Bill Lynch" <blynch1@cinci.rr.com>
>To: "Sarah Lynch" <laughingsarah@hotmail.com>, "Melanie Wilson"
><mlwilson56@yahoo.com>, "John Payne" <jipayne@pharmacare.com>,
> "Daily-Reflections Blogger" <kc8isn.blynch@blogger.com>, "Connie
>Lynch" <clynch@siscom.net>, "Brandie home Back"
><brandieback@yahoo.com>, "Bill Lynch-work"
><william.t.lynch@ae.ge.com>, "Diane Saupe" <dmsaupe4@cinci.rr.com>
>Subject: February 10th People Reflection
>Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 05:26:08 -0500
>Friday 2/10/2006
>Hebrews 7-He's done it, once and for all: offered up himself as the
>Exodus 3-4-He had a firm grip on the staff of God.
>Psalm 41-Put me together again.
>1 Esdras 4.58-63-From you comes the victory; from you comes wisdom, and
>yours is the glory. I am your servant.
>2 Kings 5.1-14-Right away he was cured
>1 Corinthians 14.26-33-God wants everything to be done peacefully and in
>Psalm 2-Serve and honor the LORD
>"You annoy me."- I suppose I do annoy people sometimes. Sometimes on
>purpose- sometimes not on purpose. And those times I need forgiveness. I
>think Moses was annoyed with God when God persistently pursued him from the
>burning bush. God called Moses to do something that Moses didn't really
>want to just jump in and do. But God gave all Moses needed to do what God
>was calling him to do. And Moses responded to the call. Used the staff-and
>his mouth- to do the will of God. Even if he was annoyed with God- Moses
>saw how it was. And as Moses left on the challenge of his life from God -
>he held on firmly to the staff of God. God calls us sometimes to places
>that are scary -but he has given us a Savior in Jesus to hold onto for dear
>life. Even when I'm afraid - I can hold on to Jesus. Jesus came for me once
>and for all- my sacrifice and Savior from my annoying sin. And in Jesus I'm
>granted the wisdom I need to serve God in his kingdom - I'm granted the
>cure at the end of cures to do what God wants- peacefully and in order and
>in service and honor to God. --Yea-I'm gonna annoy - I'm gonna need
>forgiveness- But God will put me back together again. "You annoy me." -
>God-annoy me this day and lead me in your way-not mine.
>Prayer-Lord-forgive me when I annoy another- and lead me in your ways not
>mine. -- Amen

Saturday, February 11, 2006

February 11th People Reflection

Saturday 2/11/2006

Hebrews 8-These priests provide only a hint of what goes on in the true sanctuary of heaven…

Exodus 5.1-6.27-Then GOD said to Moses, "Go and speak…."

Proverbs 1-the first step in learning is bowing down to GOD

1 Esdras 5.1-6-And Darius sent with them a thousand cavalry to them them back to Jerusalem in safety, with the music of drums and flutes

1 Corinthians 9.24-27-So run to win!

1 Thessalonians 5.4-11-You belong to the light and live in the day.

Psalm 140-You, LORD, are my God!

"What do you want me to do with this?" – Steph was doing some favors for me as I prepared for worship on Sunday. I see how wonderful worship will be in the true sanctuary in heaven and look forward to all of that- but for now – I pray that God at leasts gives me the hints of worship here and now—God commanded Moses to go and speak—this was a big fear for Moses – but God led Moses beyond his fears- I can relate to all that- however I know the truth is that the first step is worship- bow to God and he will lead me into Jerusalem with music- with drum and flutes- God will lead me to victory- and I will live in the light of day- God is God and he is my God—"What do you want me to do with this?" – Lord- give me a glimpse of your glory.

Prayer-Lord, I come today humble and in your presence- give all praise and glory to you. -- Amen

Friday, February 10, 2006

February 10th People Reflection

Friday 2/10/2006

Hebrews 7-He’s done it, once and for all: offered up himself as the sacrifice.

Exodus 3-4-He had a firm grip on the staff of God.

Psalm 41-Put me together again…

1 Esdras 4.58-63-From you comes the victory; from you comes wisdom, and yours is the glory. I am your servant.

2 Kings 5.1-14-Right away he was cured

1 Corinthians 14.26-33-God wants everything to be done peacefully and in order.

Psalm 2-Serve and honor the LORD

"You annoy me."- I suppose I do annoy people sometimes. Sometimes on purpose- sometimes not on purpose. And those times I need forgiveness. I think Moses was annoyed with God when God persistently pursued him from the burning bush. God called Moses to do something that Moses didn’t really want to just jump in and do. But God gave all Moses needed to do what God was calling him to do. And Moses responded to the call. Used the staff-and his mouth- to do the will of God. Even if he was annoyed with God- Moses saw how it was. And as Moses left on the challenge of his life from God – he held on firmly to the staff of God. God calls us sometimes to places that are scary –but he has given us a Savior in Jesus to hold onto for dear life. Even when I’m afraid – I can hold on to Jesus. Jesus came for me once and for all- my sacrifice and Savior from my annoying sin. And in Jesus I’m granted the wisdom I need to serve God in his kingdom – I’m granted the cure at the end of cures to do what God wants- peacefully and in order and in service and honor to God. -–Yea—I’m gonna annoy – I’m gonna need forgiveness- But God will put me back together again. "You annoy me." – God—annoy me this day and lead me in your way—not mine.

Prayer—Lord-forgive me when I annoy another- and lead me in your ways not mine. -- Amen

Thursday, February 09, 2006

February 9th People Reflections

Thursday 2/9/2006

Hebrews 6.13-20-I promise that I’ll bless you with everything I have- bless and bless and bless!

Exodus 1-2-God listened to their groanings….God understood.

Psalm 40-He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God.

1 Esdaras 4.42-57-…help him build the city…

Psalm 30-You have turned my sorrow into joyful dancing.

Ephesians 4.25-32-Instead, by kind and merciful, and forgive others, just as God forgave you because of Christ.

Psalm 136-God’s love never fails.

"I was able to figure it out!" – A friend at work who had asked for my help with a computer problem—figured out the problem on his own and was excited and happy about figuring it out. God blesses me with those moments- blessings of figuring it out- finally hearing what his voice is telling me to do- finally getting the point of some life event- finally getting it! – God listens and understands my issues in life- my problems- big or small—and God teaches to the latest God-song- Songs of praise and thanksgiving- joy and dancing- running from the font to the world he has placed me – telling the joyful story of figuring it out- feeling the forgiveness of my sin and feeling his love- a love that never fails- sending me with strength and power and joy and happiness and a renewed Spirit to continue his work in his kingdom rebuilding his city of Jerusalem – a response of joy. "I was able to figure it out!" – Yea! – Thanks be to God!

Prayer- Lord , I go now in your joy- dancing wet in your love and ever-living water to serve in your kingdom. -- Amen

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

February 8th People Reflection

Wednesday 2/8/2006

Hebrews 4.14-6.12-But there’s so much more. Let’s go on with it!

Genesis 49-50-The scepter shall not leave Judah

Psalm 39-Ah, GOD, listen to my prayer, my cry-open your ears.

1 Esdras 4.13-41-If men gather gold and silver or any other beautiful thing, and then see a woman lovely in appearance and beauty, they let all those things go. And gape at her, and with open mouths stare at her. And all prefer her to gold or silver or any other beautiful thing….Many men have lost their minds because of women…Therefore you must realize that women rule over you!

Genesis 27.1-29-The LORD your God was kind to me.

Isaiah 44.1-11, 21-23-You were in my care even before you were born.

Psalm 121-The LORD will protect you now and always wherever you go.

"We don’t have record of your fax."—You fax a paper and it becomes electronic code sent through wires-even through air sometimes. Does it get there? –Maybe you even have confirmation that it did- did it really? The only way to find out is to talk to another human. I think understanding God is a little like all that. There is what you see- then there is what you don’t see- you have some faith in what you see- but you need a whole bunch more faith in what you don’t see- Just like when Jacob was giving out blessings- what you don’t see is that the scepter shall not leave Judah – Jesus would descend from that tribe. The scepter of the real King would never leave that tribe- I think that may be one of those things that at that time was unseen—but today—we see- a woman – a creation of God- I can see- it’s funny! – I’ll lose my mind because of women—I know –that’s not fair- but it may be right- something I can see- women rule over me- that’s still funny though- then I beg God to hear me- something I can’t hear- but I ask the fax to get through to God- for God to hear my plea- something I can’t see is how God cared for me before I was even born- how can I see that- God is way beyond what I can even begin to understand- but he protects me and cares for me all along- I love God! – "We don’t have record of your fax."—That’s the human side of it all- but God doesn’t lose a one of my faxes- seen or unseen.

Prayer-Lord, help me to trust and believe in you- seen or unseen. -- Amen

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

February 7th People Reflection

Tuesday 2/7/2006

Hebrews 3.1-4.13-today, please listen, don’t turn a deaf ear…

Genesis 48-In that he made it explicit…

Psalm 38-What I do, GOD, is wait for you, wait for my Lord, my God-you will answer!

1 Esdras 4.1-12-why is not the king the strongest…

Genesis 26.1-6, 12-33-I will show you where I want you to go.

Daniel 9.1-19-Forgive us!

Psalm 103-The LORD forgives our sins, heals us when we are sick, and protects us from death.

"I’m getting out of here one way or another." – A friend stuck in a hospital. Got there because of a complication during vacation. Stuck far away from home. Sometimes I feel that way with God. And I pray that God would listen-not turn a deaf ear. I pray that God would give me direction. That God would be explicit in is direction. I get impatient in the wait for God to answer. I want an answer right now. Don’t want to wait on God’s time. I want God to give me direction so badly at these times. To show me just where he wants me to go. But who am I? Who am I to challenge God? I realize my selfish sin and beg forgiveness. Beg for healing of my soul. Beg God to come to me. And God forgives me. He shows me that he was always there with me. My separation was my own- not his. God heals my sickness and protects me from death. But I must give myself over in faith and love to him. Put all my trust in him and – there he is. "I’m getting out of here one way or another." – Yea—with and only with the help and guidance of God.

Prayer-Lord, heal me-forgive me- touch me. Amen

Monday, February 06, 2006

February 5th - 6th People Reflections

Sunday 2/5/2006

Hebrews 1-You, Master, started it all, laid earth’s foundations, then crafted the stars in the sky.

Genesis 45.1-46.27-God was behind it.

Psalm 36-How exquisite you love, O God!

Mark 1.29-39-Very early the next morning, Jesus got up and went to a place where he could be alone and pray.

John 4.1-14-Where are you going to get this life-giving water?

Psalm 42-I truly am thirsty for you, my God.

"Their voices really blend." – A man I was sitting with at YouthFest during practice commenting on the sounds coming from the Sanctuary. Youth using the gifts God had given them – gifts returned in praise of God. The God that created everything. Gifts of youth—yea- God was behind it all. Just like God was behind the plan to move Joseph to Egypt. What seemed bad- turned good. Sometimes I can’t see the good for what seems bad at the time. So I need to go to God- day after day- morning after morning- just so I don’t let my own plan get in the way of his plan. Pray to God- ask direction and listen. And then he gives me that life-giving water- what my soul thirsts for- God provides. Just with a little faith and discipline. A little perseverance and trust in a God who provide all. "Their voices really blend." – Lord, blend my voice with your plan for all your people.

Prayer- Lord, today blend me into your community of faithful – in the work of your kingdom. -- Amen


Monday 2/6/2006

Hebrews 2-In that death, by God’s grace, he fully experienced death in every person’s place.

Genesis 46.28-47.31-Israel bowed his head in submission and gratitude from his bed.

Psalm 37-Open up before GOD, keep nothing back; he’ll do whatever needs to be done

Genesis 25.19-24-Rebekah-she was also the sister of Laban, the Aramean from northern Syria.

Luke 24.13-35-Jesus then explained everything written about himself in the Scriptures, beginning with the Law of Moses and the Books of the Prophets.

Psalm 110-The LORD has made a promise that will never be broken

"I’m here to worship." – A friend making a statement- about a problem with people coming to him to talk football instead of church. He’s here to worship- not talk football. In some funny way I’m sure he must die to football each Sunday – just so he can worship God- Jesus died – fully died for my sins- just for me – he gave up his very life for me- Israel gave his life in faith to God- lived it faithfully believing in the promises of God. Even when it didn’t look like his family would survive. Israel kept faith- held nothing back. God uses so many people – people unexpected- outsiders- like Rebekah- sister of a Syrian- outsider- Jesus while walking with a couple of people- explains his place in Scripture- You see- God has a promise that won’t be broken- God is on task all the time. "I’m here to worship." – That’s it—on task—other conversation will come later.

Prayer- Lord, keep me on your task this day. -- Amen

Friday, February 03, 2006

February 3rd People Reflection

Friday 2/3/2006

Luke 24.1-12-He walked away puzzled, shaking his head.

Genesis 43-They looked at one another wide-eyed, wondering what would happen next.

Psalm 34-Disciples so often get into trouble; still. GOD is there every time.

1 Esdras 3.1-17a-Explain to us what you have written.

Isaiah 40.21-31-But those who trust the LORD will find new strength.

Luke 17.20-25-God’s kingdom is here with you.

Psalm 46-The LORD, All-Powerful is with us.

"Normally that should reset the scale." – A problem with some electronic dip-switches not doing what the manufacturer states they should do. It’s funny thinking of the Luke passage- because we walked away puzzled, shaking our heads. But this was a disciple- trying to understand the resurrection. Puzzled and shaking his head. What happened? Well – Jesus did what he had already told them he was going to do and it still was unbelievable- puzzling- one of those head shakers. God is always surprising to my simple way of thinking. What’s next? – Joseph’s brothers were wondering –What’s next? – Sometimes things don’t make sense at the time- but God makes sense of it all in his own time- not my time. God explains everything that is written in the Word- but I don’t get it—never will get it all- but God will grant me understanding when I need it- as I need it- God will grant me the strength I need to serve him in his kingdom here and now – God is with me in his kingdom. "Normally that should reset the scale."—Well maybe I don’t know all I think I know- but I’m sure I know all God wants me to know – when he wants me to know it.

Prayer-Lord, grant me the wisdom and understanding I need for this day according to your will- not mine -- Amen

Thursday, February 02, 2006

February 2nd People Reflection

Thursday 2/2/2006

Luke 23.26-56- Father, I place my life in your hands! Then he breathed his last.

Genesis 42-Then he threw them into jail for three days.

Psalm 33-Love us, GOD, with all you’ve got- that’s what we’re depending on.

1 Esdras 2.16-30-And the building of the temple in Jerusalem stopped…

Luke 2.22-40-The child Jesus grew. He became strong and wise, and God blessed him.

Psalm 92-It is wonderful each morning to tell about your love and at night to announce how faithful you are.

"The water is coming from under the vanity."- A water leak- a hard one to find- it would come and go- at times is was hard to figure out what was going on- till we saw it finally – Joseph’s brothers didn’t know what was happening to them- a problem- the ruler in Egypt thought they were spies- they didn’t come to spy- and the brothers had a problem- until they saw- Joseph was right before their eyes- but they couldn’t see him- until later they finally saw- Jesus next to a couple of criminals- in front of everyone- they couldn’t see- but finally at his death they saw- Jesus the Messiah- their eyes were open- God is like that every day- right before my eyes- most of the day I don’t see – then something happens and there he is- always was there- right before my eyes- and that’s what God’s love is all about- he is with me – all day long- right before my eyes- even if I don’t see him at the time – God is there- building me up- restoring the temple of his love right in and with me- Jesus growing up in me – day by day- granting wisdom and strength and blessing- right before my eyes- even if I don’t see- and then I stray- but God strays with me- loving me all along the way- and opening my eyes so that I see him- see his love and grace and forgiveness- day after day- It’s wonderful each morning to tell about his love and at night to announce how faithful God is to me. "The water is coming from under the vanity." – Yea- some water- day after day- right before my eyes. Thanks be to God!

Prayer-Jesus, I re-visit that water day after day and see your presence all through my life. Thanks be to God! -- Amen

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

February 1st People Reflection

Wednesday 2/1/2006

Luke 23.1-25-He released the man thrown in prison for rioting and murder, and gave them Jesus to do whatever they wanted.

Genesis 41-So Pharaoh commissioned Joseph.

Psalm 32-Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be- you get a fresh start, your slate’s wiped clean.

1 Esdras 2.5b-15-All the vessels were handed over and carried back to Jerusalem

Psalm 147.1-11, 20c-He renews our hopes and heals our bodies.

James 1.1-5-My friends, be glad, even if you have a lot of trouble.

Psalm 1-The LORD protects everyone who follows him…

"Will you make me some coffee in the morning?" – Sure- I can do that right before I leave for work. It saves the other person a little time-plus it meets a need- a pleasure in this case. God plans ahead too I see- Joseph was in prison- forgotten- but God had a plan for Joseph- to be used in Egypt- to be brought out of prison and rescue a world that would be in famine- to gather his chosen people in Egypt- well the plan goes way on from there- and then again- what was God’s plan for Barabbas? In our hurry to have Jesus crucified-Barabbas was released from prison also- I wonder what happened to the rest of his life. I’m like Barabbas- Jesus death freed me from the prison of sin- and in the freedom – just like Joseph when Pharaoh commissioned Joseph for a government job- God commissioned me through my baptism for ministry- Now I can count myself happy- I get a fresh start. Through the grace of Jesus death and resurrection my slate’s wiped clean. God has brought me back to his temple- placed me in his presence. Yea- God rescues over and over. He returned the exiles from Babylon to Jerusalem. Vessels were returned. Once again-people brought out of prison to freedom. In illness God heals us- heals us beyond our physical well being and heals us with a spiritual healing that lasts forever. Knowing that I have a God this loving I can be glad. Even in the midst of the troubles of this life. I know I have a God that will protect me. I will gladly follow him. "Will you make me some coffee in the morning?" – A little plan ahead – Sure! I’d be glad to!

Prayer-Lord, Thank you for planning something special just for me this day. -- Amen