What Do You Need ?

September 27, 2021
Good afternoon,

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”  Psalm 19:14

I pray something similar to this every time I preach a sermon. I pray it before the sermon. I change it slightly and ask God to be with all who are hearing the sermon. And by the way, my sermon is also heard by me for the first time. I know where the sermon is going to go, but it might not be exactly what I had planned. I make a place for the Spirit, and for the eye contact I make with those listening. 

The Internet has offered many statements like Psalm 19:14. Short pithy statements that have a lot of wisdom. Twitter used to only allow 44 characters in each tweet. Now, you can use over a hundred characters . I look for short sentences that I can fit on the church sign. After I finish the sign, I take a picture of it and post it on Facebook. After all, you cannot read the Poole Mennonite road sign if you are going over 80 kms an hour. I want to spread the message.

I cannot remember or follow all the short statements we have in the Bible. What do you need ?

In the beginning… Genesis 1

There will be no more tears…  Revelation 21

Forgive them… Jesus on the cross

Jesus wept . John 11:35

Jesus broke down the dividing wall of hostility … Paul in Ephesians

What short statements from the Bible, do you need everyday to continue to follow the ways and salvation of God ?

Shalom and strength for the journey of life and faith.


Soaring like Vultures

lifted up by unseen

HandsTrust, silent enters my fears     Monica Pieper Landoni 2021