Musings of a Recovering Lutheran
O LORD, God of my salvation,
         I have cried out day and night before You.
Let my prayer come before You;
         Incline Your ear to my cry. 

Psalm 88:1-2 (NKJV)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Today's verse

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Exodus 20:12 (KJV)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Today's verse

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24 (KJV)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Reading list

The Blight of Muirwood, by Jeff Wheeler.

Today's verse

Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

James 3:5 (KJV)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Reading list

Helliconia Summer, by Brian W. Aldiss.

Today's verse

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 13:34-35 (KJV)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Today's verse

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:1 (KJV)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Today's verse

Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.

Deuteronomy 5:33 (KJV)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Reading list

The Campfire Girls of Roselawn; Or, a Strange Message from the Air, by Margaret Penrose.

Today's verse

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 1:27 (KJV)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Today's verse

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

John 8:36 (KJV)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Reading list

The Scouts of Stonewall, by Joseph Altsheler.

Today's verse

Help me, O Lord my God: O save me according to thy mercy: that they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, Lord, hast done it.

Psalm 109:26-27 (KJV)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Reading list

The Wretched of Muirwood, by Jeff Wheeler.

Today's verse

Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

Psalm 22:11 (KJV)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Reading list

The Princess of the School, by Angela Brazil.

Today's verse

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Reading list

The Colors of Space, by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Today's verse

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: and they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.

Amos 8:11-12 (KJV)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Reading list

Valor's Measure, by Thomas Wade Oliver.

Today's verse

Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

Psalm 148:13 (KJV)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Today's verse

Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

Psalm 146:3 (KJV)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Today's verse

For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Hebrews 5:12-14 (KJV)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Today's verse

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

John 10:1-5 (KJV)

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Today's verse

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:8-9 (KJV)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Reading list

Helliconia Spring, by Brian W. Aldiss.

Today's verse

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Psalm 12:6 (KJV)

Friday, April 15, 2016

Reading list

A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers, by Alyssa Wong.

Today's verse

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

1 Chronicles 16:34 (KJV)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Reading list

The Cosmic Computer, by H. Beam Piper

Today's verse

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20 (KJV)

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Today's verse

In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever.

Psalm 44:8 (KJV)

Friday, April 08, 2016

Today's verse

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

John 12:48 (KJV)

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Today's verse

But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

Psalm 22:19 (KJV)

Monday, April 04, 2016

Today's verse

Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

Psalm 35:1 (KJV)

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Today's verse

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Colossians 3:1 (KJV)

Friday, April 01, 2016

Today's verse

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

Ecclesiastes 1:9-10(KJV)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Today's verse

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Isaiah 40:8 (KJV)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Today's verse

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28 (KJV)