Musings of a Recovering Lutheran: January 2017
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)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Reading list

The Queen's Poisoner, by Jeff Wheeler.

Today's verse

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Galatians 5:13 (KJV)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Today's verse

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1 Corinthians 1:18-21 (KJV)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Today's verse

Storm over Warlock, by Andre Norton.

Today's verse

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Matthew 7:13-14 (KJV)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Today's verse

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Matthew 11:29 (KJV)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Reading list

Voodoo Planet, by Andre Norton.

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, January 23, 2017

Today's verse

If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Matthew 17:20 (KJV)

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Today's verse

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Isaiah 45:22-23 (KJV)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Reading list

The Marching Morons, by C. M. Kornbluth.

Today's verse

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Today's verse

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1 Peter 5:7 (KJV)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Today's verse

I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

Psalm 17:6 (KJV)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Today's verse

Hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

Psalm 69:17 (KJV)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Reading list

The Marching Morons, by C. M. Kornbluth.

Today's verse

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

Ephesians 5:6 (KJV)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Today's verse

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

Isaiah 6:8 (KJV)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Reading list

The Weapon Shops of Isher, by A. E. van Vogt

Today's verse

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Psalm 23 (KJV)

Monday, January 09, 2017

Today's verse

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

John 15:1-2 (KJV)

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Reading list

The Star of Gettysburg, by Joseph A. Altsheler.

Today's verse

I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

John 11:25-26 (KJV)

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Today's verse

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalm 46:10 (KJV)

Friday, January 06, 2017

Reading list

The Nicest Girl in the School, by Angela Brazil.

Today's verse

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV)

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Today's verse

Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.

Psalm 86:6-7 (KJV)

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Reading list

Plague Ship, by Andre Norton.

Today's verse

With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Mark 10:27 (KJV)

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Today's verse

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)

Monday, January 02, 2017

Today's verse

Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

Deuteronomy 13:4 (KJV)

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Reading list

Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Today's verse

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:1 (KJV)