Bethany Lutheran

If someone told you that he could leap over a building or a skyscraper in a single bound, that he could run a marathon in under 2 1/2 hours, or that he could do 200 pushups in a row, you would probably have good reason to be skeptical of that person’s claims. These aren’t things people can normally...
February is often referred to as the “Month of Love” – a month filled with red roses, boxed chocolates, special Valentine’s dinners, and don’t forget Cupid, with his quiver of arrows. And while all of these things are associated with love, do they really express true love? They might … but then...
“My soul finds rest in God alone. My salvation is from him.”  (Psalm 62:1)   In the 1970s the Florida Department of Tourism ran a series of TV commercials that tried to convince people to make the “Sunshine State” a vacation destination. The commercials depicted people in various everyday scenes of...
On the Fourth of July we celebrate Independence Day, the birth of our nation —“the land of the free and the home of the brave!” For many Americans, the Fourth of July provides an opportunity to watch parades and fireworks, hear “The The Star Spangled Banner,” and enjoy grilling out and spending...
During the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, passenger planes were flown into the twin towers in Manhattan and the Pentagon as the world watched in horror. United Airlines Flight 93 had also been hijacked and was speeding toward Washington, D.C. Pilots of the 121st Fighter Squadron of the D.C. Air...
“When he (Jesus) saw the crowds, he was moved with compassion for them because they were troubled and downcast, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36)        Do any of these adjectives describe you? I think lately in one way or another we have all felt a little troubled and downcast. In the...
If only I could be clean! Are you familiar with Lady Macbeth?  She is one of the main characters in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Macbeth.” Desiring to be “Queen Macbeth,” she becomes obsessed with gaining power. She connives and sets things up so that there would be opportunity to get rid of...
Sometime very soon, you — yes, you — will be whisked away into eternity for your afterlife. The afterlife — that's more than just a weekend away. That's more than just a short vacation lasting a week or two, or even a month. That's something that will last forever and ever! It would seem like...
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