Ordinary Time


Life’s pathways are not always clearly marked. Trails wind into the wilderness and disappear, leaving no end in sight. And often you may wonder which way to go.

As you journey through life, there is One you can trust to be your guide—the One who has already walked the path for you and who walks beside you even now.

In these quiet moments, be still and listen for the One who is calling you home.


"Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it."

John 14:12–14


One of my great heroes of the faith is a deacon I knew in Kansas. He often served as a volunteer on our camp staff. One year he arrived late because he had stopped to help someone who’s car had overheated. He gave the travelers some water and got them back on their way.

When he arrived at camp he apologized for being late. He brought out bags of fresh bread and gave them to camp staff members. He unloaded cases of bottled water he brought for campers. Then he showed us wooden crosses he had carved in his woodshop as gifts for the graduating seniors. When the camp’s Golden Retriever trotted up to greet him, he reached into a pocket filled with dog treats and gently handed one to the old dog. We marveled at the intentional love of this faithful disciple.

We can help others to know God by seeking to do God’s works in the world. No matter how small they may seem to us, they will leave great impact.

Chad Senuta


Lord, I’m sorry for sometimes thinking that I can’t make a difference. Help me to see the small ways I can act in love today to help someone else know you. Amen.


Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

"Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" by Elisha A. Hoffman, 1887