I Can’t Find My Mouse

Pondering God Episode 70

Do you ever reach that point where it seems like your desk, your house, or maybe even the inside of your car gets out of control and it needs a good cleaning? Well, that got me pondering…

Knowing The Unknown God

Pondering God Episode 69 - Message Monday

What is it that you don’t know? What was that? You don’t know what you don’t know? Well, the greeks knew what they didn’t know – they had an altar built to an unknown god. I’ll let you in on a secret I know who he is!

Time I’ll Never Get Back

Pondering God Audio Episode 68

Sometimes it is only after we have spent 1/2 a day on a project that we discover there was a much better way to do this, that would have taken 2 minutes!  In Today’s Pondering God we discuss how sometimes we just need to ask for help.

We’ll be back!

Pondering God Audio - Takes 2 days off!

We do not put episodes of Pondering God in the can for use later, we might some day, but for now we do them as we go. What Does This Mean? It means I will not be releasing any new Pondering God Audio until Thursday May 18. So hang in there and take advantage of this time to listen to some classic, otherwise known as old episodes.

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What’s Better than a Pet Rock?

Pondering God Audio Episode 67 - Message Monday

What’s better than a Pet Rock? Try a Living Stone! Today’s Message is from New Creation Lutheran Church in Shakopee Minnesota from May 14, 2017.

Happy Feet

Pondering God Audio - Episode 66 Storyteller Challenge

Today’s Storyteller Challenge came in through our facebook page and made me remember back to my summer mission trip to Guatemala with World Servants. It’s not too late to get in on next week’s challenge – you can leave your 1-3 word topic as a comment to this post!

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THIS PODCAST WAS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY MAY 12 BUT DID NOT POST – Sorry

You want me to bring WHAT to church?

Pondering God Episode 65

Today we might step on a couple of toes…so put on your steel-toed boots and give a listen. In our second half today you can hear an amazing account of the Power of God’s Word!

Blog Post on today’s Topic CLICK HERE

Observations from a coffee shop

Just Reading

This morning I stopped into my local coffee shop for a fresh cup of coffee and a little time in the Word before heading to the office. It was a typical morning in a very typical coffee shop. There was someone who was there for the long haul, he had papers and drawings spread across the table and was working his way through a large ice coffee. There was a woman reading the morning paper and someone who was on a conference call at another table with his headset microphone in place.

I took my coffee and found a table by the window and sat down to have some time in the Word.  I noticed when I came in a young man sitting in one of the comfortable chairs by the door, he appeared to be reading a Bible, but I was not 100% sure it was a Bible. As I was finishing my reading from John ‘s Gospel I noticed he had set the book on the table and was enjoying his coffee. It was a Bible he had been reading.

I caught his eye and asked, “What have you been reading this morning?” he replied, “The Bible” I waited for more information assuming it would come…it didn’t. I decided to rephrase the question, “Anything in particular that you were reading? I just finished reading a couple of chapters on the early ministry of Jesus in John’s Gospel.” I was not ready for his response. He gave me a quizzical look and said: “Just reading.”  With these words, he picked up his Bible and headed out the door.

“Just Reading” His answer made me ponder how many time I came to the Bible and was found to be “Just reading.” I prayed for that young man that the Living Spirit of God would help the words he read today to speak to his heart. God promises that His Word never returns void, but it always accomplishes that for which it was sent.  As I ponder his words again I have to admit that more often than I like I to have been guilty of “Just reading” the Word, and not letting it penetrate, not letting it encourage, rebuke, correct or train me.

12  For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)

11  so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:11 (NIV)

SOMETHING TO PONDER: What do you do to help you do more than “Just read” the Bible?  Really….. I would love to hear from you.

 

Learning to Read

Pondering God Audio Episode 64

When did you learn to read? What did you learn to read? In today’s Pondering God Audio I discuss how important it is to learn to “Read Jesus.” Reading more than just his Words, but his actions as well.