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Author Archive: Nancy Schmitt

Every Day a Gift

Every Day a Gift

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every matter under heaven.” –Ecclesiastes 3:1 This verse from the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes was part of a Scripture passage we read in worship this past weekend. The passage from Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is a season for all things in our life […]

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  January 3, 2017   No comments
On the Third Day of Christmas . . .

On the Third Day of Christmas . . .

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; behold I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people…”  –Luke 2:10 Today, December 27, is the third day of Christmas. Even though the retail market and radio stations have been pushing Christmas for months, in our Christian faith we were […]

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  December 27, 2016   No comments
Full of Wonder

Full of Wonder

“…and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them.  But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.”  –Luke 2:18-19 Tuesday night of last week, the moon was full.  Perhaps you saw it at its rising. It was huge on the horizon and when it rose to its […]

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  December 19, 2016   No comments
Not Yet Discouraged

Not Yet Discouraged

“The wolf will romp with the lamb, the leopard sleep with the kid.  Calf and lion will eat from the same trough, and a little child will tend them…Neither animal nor human will hurt or kill on my holy mountain.  The whole earth will be brimming with knowing God-Alive, a living knowledge of God ocean-deep, […]

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  December 12, 2016   No comments
Waiting

Waiting

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, in God’s word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord.” –Psalm 130:5-6 As we enter the second week of the Advent season, we realize that much of Advent is about waiting.  Yet, so often we consider waiting a waste of time; perhaps because our culture is […]

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  December 5, 2016   No comments
Hopeful Words

Hopeful Words

“Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.” –Romans 5:1-2 Each morning when I am on the treadmill or one of […]

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  November 28, 2016   No comments
Give Thanks!

Give Thanks!

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” –1 Thessalonians 5:18 As we move into a week in which we will celebrate Thanksgiving Day, we seek to find a sense of grace in a world that seems to be more and more busy, and less and […]

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  November 21, 2016   No comments
Living Thankfulness

Living Thankfulness

“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you.” –Matthew 7:12 This past Saturday, I had the joy of being a ‘Running Buddy’ in a 5k run with a young girl from church who participates in Girls on the Run. The run brought together nearly 1,700 girls, coaches and running buddies […]

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  November 14, 2016   No comments
God’s Plumb Line

God’s Plumb Line

“This is what God showed me:  the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.  And the Lord said to me, ‘Amos, what do you see?’  And I said, ‘A plumb line.’  Then the Lord said, ‘See, I am setting a plumb line in the […]

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  November 7, 2016   No comments
Saints Alive

Saints Alive

“I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.” –Ephesians 1:15-16 October 31st is Halloween, which includes activities such as trick-or-treating, costume parties, pumpkin carving, and scary […]

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  October 31, 2016   No comments