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Author Archive: Nancy Schmitt

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
The Sense of a Goose

The Sense of a Goose

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this was you will fulfill the law of Christ.” –Galatians 6:2 It is a familiar story, but one that I enjoy remembering and retelling each fall as I see geese taking flight and almost immediately getting into their ‘V’ formation as they begin to make their way to warmer […]

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  October 24, 2016   No comments
Carefully Taught

Carefully Taught

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, […]

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  October 17, 2016   No comments
Wonderfully Made

Wonderfully Made

“For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.” –Psalm 139:13-14 I have recently become one of eight local police chaplains and a couple of weeks we had […]

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  October 10, 2016   No comments
Everything Has It’s Time

Everything Has It’s Time

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” –Ecclesiastes 3:1 October is the month when the season of autumn will burst with exceptional beauty in our part of the world.  I look forward to seeing what often seems like the paintbrush of God taking broad strokes to create a […]

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  October 3, 2016   No comments
Lessons from the Ark

Lessons from the Ark

“God said, ‘I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.  When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.’”     –Genesis […]

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  September 26, 2016   No comments
Teachers

Teachers

“For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us…the teacher, in teaching.” –Romans 12:4-6a, 7b In […]

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  September 12, 2016   No comments
Imagine

Imagine

“Glory to God, who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine.” –Ephesians 3:20 The other day, I was sitting on my front porch reading and also looking up at the sky. I was noticing how blue the sky was and how […]

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  September 6, 2016   No comments
Tree Wisdom

Tree Wisdom

“They are like trees planted by streams of water which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.” –Psalm 1:3 I took a few days away last week and went to the far northern portion of Wisconsin and did some biking and hiking. The […]

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  August 29, 2016   No comments
The Bucket & the Dipper

The Bucket & the Dipper

“Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ has forgiven you.”  –Ephesians 4:31-32 Perhaps you have heard the theory of the Bucket and the Dipper.  The theory is based on the […]

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  August 22, 2016   No comments