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Author Archive: Nancy Schmitt

By Faith

By Faith

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith…By faith…By faith…” –Hebrews 11:1 The entire 11th chapter of the Letter to the Hebrews is a “By faith” chapter…the words “by faith” appear nearly 20 times in this inspiring text. If you read, listen or watch the […]

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  August 13, 2018   No comments
Teach us to Pray

Teach us to Pray

“Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray’…” –Luke 11:1 The disciples of Jesus asked him to teach them to pray. Their question came not after Jesus had given a lecture or sermon on prayer, but after the disciples […]

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  August 6, 2018   No comments
Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.” –1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 From the early days of the existence of the Christian Church, daily prayers have been used by individuals and small groups as a way of inviting God’s presence and offering worship throughout […]

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  July 30, 2018   No comments
Sightings & Signs

Sightings & Signs

“On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul.” –Psalm 138:3 This past week, as the cleanup continued following the gas explosion and fires in downtown Sun Prairie, a sighting of a brilliant red cardinal was seen sitting on the fence that had been decorated with flowers near the debris […]

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  July 23, 2018   No comments
Lost and Found

Lost and Found

“Jesus said, ‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?”’ –Luke 15:4 This past weekend in worship, we concluded a three-week series on the spiritual lessons we can learn from […]

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  July 16, 2018   No comments
Steadfast Love

Steadfast Love

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” –Romans 8:38-39 This Scripture passage from the […]

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  July 9, 2018   No comments
Hey Jude

Hey Jude

“To the one who is able to protect you from falling, and to present you blameless and rejoicing before his glorious presence, to the only God our savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, belong glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time, now and forever. Amen.” –Jude 24-25 You may remember the song “Hey Jude,” […]

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  July 2, 2018   No comments
Penguin Love

Penguin Love

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude…Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” –1 Corinthians 13:4, 7-8a I had the privilege of attending the Penguin Project theatre production of School House Rock Live! Jr. on Friday evening. […]

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  June 25, 2018   No comments
Patches of Godlight

Patches of Godlight

“No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see light.” –Luke 8:16 Each interaction we have with another person or groups of people gives us the chance to share goodness, kindness, hospitality, or to […]

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  June 11, 2018   No comments
Super Powers

Super Powers

“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” –Galatians 5:22-23 For the third year, I was part of a Girls on the Run race Saturday. It is wonderful to see a couple of thousand young girls, their ‘running buddies’ and coaches running the 5k race with parents, […]

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  June 4, 2018   No comments